Kitchen Cabinet Baskets

The blinds I’m using throughout the house look like this: So what happens when you find baskets (at IKEA) that perfectly fit the openings of your kitchen cabinets that look like this? Well, you paint them with three different colors of acrylic paint and spray them with a glossy clear coat of course! Here’s a […]

Kitchen Cabinet Details

My Kitchen only has ONE little, tiny window in it (above the sink), so when I painted my cabinets, I decided to have some mirror cut to adhere (using velcro) to the inside/backs of the open cabinets. I needed six pieces of mirror, and got them cut at a local picture framing company for $10 […]

Pantry Rug & Coat Hooks

Felt like “showing and telling” today… I bought this little number at TJ Maxx about a month ago. LOVE the two different textures woven together to create the stripe effect.The cream colored stripe is a soft, stringy material and the darker stripe is some kind of natural, jute-like material.It was the perfect (odd) size for […]

Reading Room/Hallway Flooring

So, over the past few days, my health got worse again. I went to the doctor to make sure I didn’t have Strep Throat, since my sore throat (that I STILL have) has lasted about 2 weeks now. It almost became unbearable to swallow the night before last. Good news, I don’t have Strep.Bad news, […]

New Doorway Trim

Finally got around to adding the trim to the doorway we decided to take a reciprocating saw to a few months ago… Isn’t it funny what a little trim will do? What a tedious, “un-fun” way to totally finish off the look of a room. Here are some more shots of the trim, and beadboard, […]

Notecards &

I will be adding several Notecard sets to the Lettered Olive Etsy page this week.Stop by and check them out! Also, I am about 7 days away from launching so stay tuned for the official launch date in the very very near future! Layla

Etsy Shop

The Lettered Olive Etsy shop is officially open!I’ve only got a few Quoteboxes on there right now, but I’ll continue to add more throughout the week. I’ve been battling with a BAAAAD cold and now I have PINK EYE….ugh…so my time on the computer has been limited…..(cough, cough, cough) I will also be putting another […]

Halloween Inspiration

I found these pics at one of my FAVORITE blogs: I can tell you right now that sometime within the next month, I will be purchasing a mini-chalkboard, a silver scoop and a bunch of pumpkin/cinnamon/apple/spice/insert any other “Fall-themed Scent” here, potpourri- to throw together in a big, old doughbowl. Which of these ideas […]

Written by the first person I ever loved…

“…Waking up to only the sound of birds singing, the smell of coffee brewing, and a clear view of the sunrise, is a nearly perfect start to each day. The only way to improve that would be to add the sound, smell or sight of water. My dream home is a small, cozy stone cottage, […]

Lettered Olive Logo

Calling all opinions!I am trying to settle on which “Lettered Olive” logo to go with.Here are the seven choices I have designed. I love them all, but am curious as to which ONE gets the most instant gut reaction from you all.(FYI: The “things” or “scribbles” on the left and right side of logo #1, […]

Fall Centerpiece

So many of you have posted such beautiful photos of how you’re decorating for Fall in your homes, that I was inpsired to go outside and clip some of these branches covered in the cutest little orange berries: Then I went to “Wally-World” and bought some of these itty bitty limes: I grabbed a glass […]

Arte Y Pico Award!

I received the coveted “Arte Y Pico” award from Jennifer at the Old Painted Cottage!I did some research on this nifty little award, and apparently the meaning of the expression “Arte Y Pico” goes (roughly) something like this:“Wow. The Best Art. Over the top.” I can dig that. There are 5 rules for this award: […]

Pantry – Grasscloth Wallpaper

I hung the Grasscloth wallpaper in the Pantry this morning. Still LOTS of work to do in there, but thought I would post a current picture of where it’s at today. Here’s my to do list in this room:1. Install 8″ baseboards2. Install crown moulding3. Install beadboard on wall opposite green door4. Paint all trim […]