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DIY: Press for Champagne Art

I’ve been obsessed with the Press for Champagne art from Lisa Golightly for a long time and finally decided to make a DIY version inspired by this photo!

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Credit: Lisa Golightly

I purchased this door bell on Amazon for only $5.882014-11-10 19.29.09

And went to my local Home Goods and found a gold frame for $7.992014-11-11 19.49.06

My first instinct was to do a different version of the original design by using colored paper, so I bought a bunch of different options at Michael’s:

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While I loved all of them, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for and it looked too busy with the frame and lettering, so I decided to return the paper and go for a different route. I also initially recruited my wonderful mom to test out her calligraphy skills while I was home for the holidays and hand write ‘Press for Champagne’ on the paper. We both decided against it in the end and made another trip back to Michaels.

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DIY, round two: Ivory paper (with a subtle sparkle and texture) and stick on letters. Much more of a nod to the original and less room for error. Between the stickers and paper options, the cost was under $10.

My wonderful mom has more refined crafting skills than I do, so she stuck on the letters and centered the button while I supervised 🙂 2014-12-30 16.06.37

Then, we simply put the paper into the frame (without the glass) and used a screwdriver to attach the screws securely to the back of the frame.

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One flight from KS to DC later, I stuck on a couple 3M velcro strips to the back…  2015-01-15 11.59.37

And the gorgeous finished product is hanging above my bar! 2015-01-15 12.03.58  2015-01-15 12.09.22 2015-01-15 12.09.59   2015-01-15 12.10.36 2015-01-15 12.10.48 2015-01-15 12.15.16

I’m so thrilled with how it turned out and I’m glad I went back to the original design! The project ended up costing between $20-$25 instead of the original price of the Etsy listing at $62. And a huge thank you to my amazing mom for executing my design and ideas!

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  1. I love this! I purchased the same Amazon doorbell but I accidentally threw the screws away. You did such a great job!

    Published 2.24.15
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    • Thanks! I’m sure you could find replacement screws if you take the doorbell to a local hardware store.

      Published 2.24.15
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  2. Oh. My. Gosh! This is so incredibly awesome! I want to make this for my actual doorbell. But then everyone will be expecting champagne…which would be a problem…because I wouldn’t want to share the champagne. 😉 Super great project, thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

    Published 5.4.15
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  3. Such a FUN piece of artwork! I love that you went with Art Deco sticker letters – very Gatsby! 🙂

    Published 5.5.15
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  4. I love this idea, although ours would have to say wine or coffee…lol. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    Published 5.10.15
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    • Thanks! Yeah, you can certainly customize it to the drink of your choice 🙂

      Published 5.11.15
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