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Since many of my props for my Dead & Breakfast theme are homemade, some are getting a little tattered after numerous years of use.
My elevator control and floor dial were just paper images pasted on cardboard. Picked up this old bathroom vanity fixture for a buck at a garage sale, thinking it might make a good call button frame.


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After gutting it and repainting it an antique brass, I stripped the images off some glass magnetic holders and attached them to the front plate - they look like raised call buttons. Got a damaged plastic ceiling medallion from work and re-purposed it too for the new floor dial. Battery operated lights behind both will light them up for the big night. Still have to drag out the luggage props and place an effect behind the glass door but here's a test pic of the effect.

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A closeup of the down call button.
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Closeup of Floor Dial with glass floor buttons - 2 empty buttons for now.
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Glass magnet from Homesense - sold in sets of 6.
I removed the magnet on the back side then soaked glass in water to remove the paper design.
Attached up and down arrows to frosted circles (to reduce glare of lights) on backside of panel.
Glued the clear glass buttons to the front side of the panel.
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