I know I'm the only person in the USA with a land-line! As long as I have a "home phone" I might as well be crafty about it! I found this telephone at a garage sale - and yes it works! I spray painted it bright red and then mod podged the face plate with some scrapbook paper. A few ribbons and it was done! I love how it sounds when it rings! Only no caller ID - but that's ok because at least I always know where this phone is!!