Lettered Cottage- Guest Bathroom Accessories (Part 1)

I’ve started to pull together some accessories that may, or may not, make it into the Guest Bathroom. I love the shape of this piece… …and the frame really speaks to me too. I’m thinking I can “re-do” the middle part somehow. Haven’t thought about what I’ll do yet, but I’m sure I’ll come up […]

Lettered Cottage – Guest Bathroom BEFORE

Alright, here it is. Be prepared to shudder in your seat. We haven’t done anything to this room since we bought the place a year and a half ago. To the right, when you walk through the door, is a huge vanity. It’s 36″ high, which makes it hard for our niece and nephews to […]

Design a Bathroom Around This

Have you ever seen that Kohler commercial that says “Design a house around this”? If not, here it is: Well, the sentiment “Design a room around this” sprang to mind when I saw this old, metal toothbrush holder at a flea market near the HGTV Green Home. I paid six dollars for it, and love […]

Quote of the Day- "Home is the Wallpaper"

“Home is the wallpaper above the bed.. the family dinner table… the church bells in the morning… the bruised shins of the playground… the small fears that come with dusk… the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one’s universe…” – Henry Anatole Grunwald

Lettered Cottage Art- Quoteboxes

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve posted a couple of my Rustic Quoteboxes for sale on our Lettered Cottage Art blog. They are one-of-a-kind pieces, handcrafted by yours truly, and I don’t plan to make any more (I just can’t seem to find the time!). If you’re interested, please visit our […]

Lettered Cottage Guest Bathroom Challenge

Mr. LC’s birthday is coming up (June 28…he’s turning 35 too!), and since he said he doesn’t want any gifts, I’ve decided to do a low-cost, room re-do for him instead. The room I’ve chosen to re-do is a room that makes him shudder every time he peers into it. And I say “peers into […]

Savannah, Georgia – Spring 2009

Our first fun stop on the trip was Savannah, Georgia. We didn’t plan on visiting Savannah, but we were pretty hungry at the time we were driving by it, so we had Mr. Garmin route us to “Cafe Ambrosia”. It’s right across the street from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I had their […]

HGTV Green Home Photos

I’m still reeling from our serendipitous trip to the 2008 Green Home on Friday. I almost feels like a dream. (Mom- did I really get to see it in person?) It’s currently up for sale, and the asking price is $589,000. My obsession with this house runs deep. I’ve had this photo set as my […]

I’m back!

Hello! I had a wonderful time in Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington and Jacksonville.I took so many photos, and an entire video tape full of footage. One of the unexpected highlights of the trip was when we came upon a billboard that read “2008 HGTV Green Home – Next Exit”. Poor Mom didn’t know about my intense […]

Lettered Cottage – Guest Bedroom Reveal

After lots of sweat equity, our guest bedroom is finally ready for it’s close up! Here’s the breakdown… – I used a very fine, netted drape on each side of the windows in the room. I wanted to created a breezy look, and see-thru panels did just the trick. ($4.99/pair at Ikea) – The large, […]