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  • Hallway Door Makeover

    “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” -Bob Ross *** I've got the tools, and the vision in my mind, so today, I thought it would be fun to ask for a little instruction! :-D Remember that inspiration photo I put together in Photoshop a few weeks ago? Well,...

    Mail Slot | Old Door

    Millbrook Mountain Home Tour

    Hi! I want to introduce you to some new friends, today. Meet Jane and Billy Brooks: They've been married for 52 years, and they have 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. In Jane's words, they "do just about everything together", and they share a huge passion for creating. They've been busy designing,...

    Gold Plate | Marble Jug

    Southern Makers

    Attention fellow Alabamians! :-D I wanted to let you know about an event coming up at the Union Station train shed in Montgomery on May 3rd. It's called Southern Makers, and it's one-day festival that brings together artists, chefs, farmers, brewers, architects and designers to explore "Bama-centric" inventiveness,...

    Southern Makers | Alabama

    Adoption Update – A Better Line

    It was right around noon on Monday when our caseworker's call came in. I was out and about, running errands in the rain at the time. "Is Kevin with you?" Meredith delicately said, "this is going to be a kind of a hard call". Kevin wasn't with me. Gulp. My brain immediately raced to the worst scenario. Meredith...

    Teddy Bear

    Kitchen Makeover: Backsplash Tile

    “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” ―G. Carlin *** There's no turning back now! The old backsplash is gone, and the countertops on each side of the stove are coming out on Wednesday. The new backsplash will go in sometime next week. Which reminds me- did you guess which one we chose? :-D (1...

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    Kitchen Makeover

    Remember that Rosemary Gallery paint I mixed up in my last post about the kitchen? Wellllllll, some exciting things have happened since I published that post, and in a nutshell, it looks like we'll be able to start swapping some things out in the kitchen this Spring! We hadn't really planned to do any more big projects...

    Ming Green and Thassos White Sunflower Tile | The Lettered Cottage Kitchen

    Adoption Update – Referral Page

    "She woke each morning with a glow of hope, not because a new dream had been born, but knowing the one she carried inside her heart would last." -Jodi Hills *** They came bearing desserts, y'all. :-) They swooshed right into my living room, with their sweet desserts and sweeter hearts, and they helped me pack...

    The Lettered Cottage | Tshirts | Cow Doorbell

    Southern Style Before and After Photos

    Hi and happy Monday! I had several folks ask if I would post some pictures of the house I blogged about last week when Ashley finished renovating it (and before she sold it), so I thought I'd post those today. But first, here's a look back at the kitchen when she bought the house: ...and here are a couple...

    Old House Master Bathroom Renovation

    Southern Style House Tour (Part 3)

    Hi and happy Friday! We're heading upstairs at the house on Felder Avenue today! When you get to the top of those steps, you'll find three bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, and a cozy den. Here's a peek into the bathroom... I love how big and bright it is! And speaking of light-filled, the bedrooms are...

    Master Bathroom | Gray Vanity | Sideboard

    Southern Style House Tour (Part 2)

    Hi! Ready to keep walking through this old house? Before we wander down that hallway, I did want to mention that my friend Ashley is responsible for renovating this house, but it actually looked a lot different when she lived here. The current homeowner prefers a lighter feel, so she personalized it with a lot...

    Old Southern House | Restoration | Craftsman | White and Dark Wood | Cowhide | Neutral

    Southern Style House Tour (Part 1)

    The t-shirts are here! The t-shirts are here! :-D UPS delivered them all on Saturday, so this week will be filled with lots of printing and packaging and shipping! If you placed an order, be on the lookout for it to show up in your mailbox soon. And, again, thank you SO much for being a part of the early stages of...

    Ashley Gilbreath Interiors | Old House Renovation | Montgomery Alabama

    Kids Room Carpet Squares by Flor

    We started pulling things into Sweet P's room this week, and y'all, we are having so much FUN with this space!! I've never decorated a kids room from top to bottom like this, so forgive me if I obsess about each and every step as we go along. :-D First up, Layer #1: Floor and window treatments. I blogged about...

    Built In Bookcase and Storage | Flor Carpet Squares | Roadside Attraction in Eggnog | Kids Room | Boys Bedroom

    Rosemary Gallery (Kitchen Island Color)

    I think I may have it figured out...the kitchen island color, I mean. :-) Remember when I blogged about all those samples colors I was checking out? Well, after I published that post, I pulled a Reese's and mixed my chocolate with my peanut butter Rosemary with my Gallery Green.  :-D I poured equals parts of each...

    Rosemary Gallery Paint | The Lettered Cottage

    Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Kitchen & Dining Room Reveal!

    Remember Ashley from the Old Cloverdale house renovation? Well, she's done remodeling her kitchen and dining room, and I'm so excited to show you the before and after photos today! But before we dive into all the pretty pics, I did just want to mention that our t-shirts are being printed this week, and that we're...

    Island Pendant Lights | Ashley Gilbreath | Old House Kitchen | Marble Countertop | Boxwood Wreath

    Cottage Style Quilt

    I went back, y'all. Cheryl, Jennie, Miranda, Cheryl, Debbie, Lisa, Deborah and Betsy made me do it, and the sale sign totally sealed the deal. :-) I don't think it's vintage...but it will be one day, right? ;-) Here's to a weekend full of snuggles and sunshine! Kevin and I are hoping for an adoption update...

    Yellow and White Quilt