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Ring My Bell

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For those of you who now have that cheesy disco tune stuck in your head, our apologies. But you’re thinking about bells and if you read last week’s post you may have already connected the dots. In continuing the spring quest to beautify your front entry, a new doorbell is one more feature to consider. Here at Look in the Attic & Co, we have many fine examples of doorbells and chimes to offer. 

One lovely example we offer is the solid brass Art Nouveau style doorbell in oil rubbed bronze finish. This bell is made for years of service and the quality is impeccable. Even the button itself is made of metal, not plastic. Each piece is hand cast and hand finished to maintain the highest level of detail. 


4 1/4 Inch Art Nouveau Solid Brass Doorbell in Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish

While we offer many styles, here is one more for your consideration. In smaller entry ways where a petite doorbell fits to scale, this Lost Wax Cast Eastlake doorbell presents a 2 7/8 inch diameter with fine detailing. The lost wax casting process, sometimes known by the French name of cire perdue is an ancient practice that is still used for artwork today. Here it has been used to preserve the fine details of the original Eastlake doorbell components, while providing a product that will last for ages.


2 7/8 Inch Diameter Lost Wax Cast Eastlake Doorbell in Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish

While we have only featured a few of our beautiful doorbells, rest assured we offer a wide variety to meet the needs of our customers. Additional bells in Traditional, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian, Eastlake, and Craftsman styles are available. Visit our page at to find the bell that “rings your bell.”


Written by booksnbeaches

April 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

A Warm Welcome

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     Your front door is the welcome you present to all who approach your home. Colorful, traditional, quirky or grand, your style speaks to the world and beckons visitors to enter. Have you taken the time lately to study the message your front door is sending?

After a long brutal winter, your front entry may be showing the effects of weather through rust, tarnish, fading paint or dead plants. With warmer temperatures and sunny days ahead, take time to evaluate your entryway so it shines this spring. Here at Look in the Attic & Company, we have everything you need to dress this area up and welcome your guests in style.

First consider the paint. If the color is fading, or you’re ready for a change, liven up your door with a fresh coat of paint to get this project underway. Many homes feature traditional colors for entry doors, but lately, more personalized and unique door colors seem to be a trend.

Once the paint is dry, continue the updates with new entryway hardware. This traditional oval single-door deadbolt entryway set in Oil Rubbed Bronze finish provides an old-world elegance to your entry and is simple to install.  We offer this complete set with tubular latch mechanisms, strike plates, complete knob sets, internal mechanisms, deadbolts and all mounting hardware. Everything you need for a successful installation is included.


Traditional Oval Single-Door Deadbolt Entryway Set

Next, add new house numbers for easy recognition of your street address. This often overlooked detail is attractive and makes your house stand out. The house number shown is made in solid brass and measures 6 inches tall. This durable solid brass casting comes complete with the mounting hardware and is available in Polished Brass (Shown), Antique Brass, Weathered Flat Black and Oil Rubbed Bronze.


6 Inch Tall Number 1 in Polished Brass

     In addition to those updates, consider adding a new kick plate as well.  Kick plates are a simple eye catching way to make your front entry stand out.  Our kick plates come in a variety of finishes and heights. Our smallest plate is a non-standard 5 inches tall, with a width that can range from 27 to 42 inches. Our largest plate is a substantial 10 inches in height and a width range of 28 to 42 inches. Finishes for the plates offered include Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Antique Nickel, Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and more.

Lastly, complete your project with an elegant planter filled with colorful annuals. Look in the Attic & Company provides many choices for that finishing touch as well. We offer an assortment of planters in a variety of colors and styles to festoon your entryway in beautiful blooms. Below are just a few samples of our colorful planters.


Porcelain Floral Planter – Measures 17 Inches Tall with an Antique Bronze Finish Metal Base.

     These featured improvements will declare a warm welcome to friends and neighbors. Let Look in the Attic & Company help with your front entry spring clean up for beautiful and lasting home improvements.