• Monthly Archives: November 2011

    Office In Living Room – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! In addition to making some fun changes in our kitchen this past weekend  (updated pics coming soon!), I also had a ball photoshoppin’ a picture of a living room/home … Continue reading

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    Christmas Advent

    Hi Lettered Cottage readers, I’m Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock Off Décor and Roadkill Rescue. Yep. I am a tri-blogger — in love with knock-off projects, curbside finds, and inexpensive craft and décor ideas. It is a huge honor to … Continue reading

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    Hardwood Staining

    The whole kitchen/laundry room floor redo ordeal started with Kev and his friend Jason busting up the old (unevenly laid) tile and (badly stained) grout that held it all in place… It was a super dirty job… …but they did … Continue reading


    Ree Drummond Room Redo

    Remember that Long Room at Ree’s house that I blogged about a while back? Well, some fun folks from HGTV recently visited the ranch, and gave it a major makeover. Here’s the room before… And here’s what Cortney and Bob Novogratz whipped up … Continue reading


    Space Planning

    In February of 2010 I released an e-book called, Creating An Inspired Home. I wrote it to remind folks (and myself!) that even though decorating and renovating can be intimidating, and design plans always seem to twist and turn, it’s … Continue reading


    True Value Paint

    We went with a color called November Rain on the walls in the dining room. We used it in one of our previous homes, and thought it would be a nice, fresh choice for the dining room here at TLC, … Continue reading


    Plank Ceiling

    The bottom half of the dining room currently looks like a bomb went off in it because of what’s going on it the kitchen, but we finally finished working on the top half of the room last week- so I … Continue reading


    David Cook / Gavin DeGraw Tour

    I had a hair appointment in Atlanta on Thursday, so while we were over that way, we made a quick trip up to Athens to see David Cook and Gavin DeGraw perform. Here’s some footage of David singing ‘Fade Into … Continue reading


    Industrial Chairs

    Well, things are still lookin’ pretty crazy around these parts- but that’s okay. Crazy = Progress when it comes to home improvement, right? A few folks asked about the metal dining chairs that showed up in the bottom corner of one … Continue reading

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    Removing Ceramic Tile (Part 2)

    There’s a dryer in the kitchen… …and food on the piano. The word “dusty” doesn’t even begin to describe every. single. surface east of the plastic drop cloth that separates the kitchen from the rest of the house. Aw, heck. … Continue reading


    Removing Ceramic Tile

    When we first moved into our house, the kitchen floor was covered in dingy, gray ceramic tiles that weren’t laid very level, and had different-sized/badly-stained (because they were never sealed) grout lines running between them… So right after we moved … Continue reading


    Holiday Home Link Parties (2011)

    We’ve got MAJOR demolition happening over here at TLC today (more about that in my next post!), but I wanted to publish a quick post to announce the dates of this year’s Holiday Home link parties! I usually host a … Continue reading



    Hi. I’m Maximus Palmer, and my Mom thought it would be nice if I blogged about my new little brother, Kit-Cat, today. Yep. Apparently the kid is stickin’ around for good. I’m not really sure why they wanted me to … Continue reading


    Christmas Cottages

    Well, now that Halloween is over… …I thought I’d blog about a couple of Christmas-y magazines we’re excited about this year! The first one is Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine… We actually snagged a couple of copies of … Continue reading

    Christmas Ideas

    Mudroom Ideas – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I randomly selected another email from my PMP inbox yesterday, and had some fun photoshoppin’ a photo of a breezeway sent in by a reader named Summer. Here’s the … Continue reading