• Author Archives: Layla

    About Layla

    Hey there! I'm Layla Palmer and I'm enthusiastically passionate about life, love, music and design. Welcome to The Lettered Cottage!

    Building An Armoire – Part 2

    Hi! The armoire we’re building with our friend Brian the Carpenter is coming along really great, and I wanted to share some (iPhone) pics of where we’re at with it as of today. Here’s a few shots of the base: I … Continue reading

    Whipped Mint by Behr

    Our Boys Bedroom – Before and After

    Hi! The Design Network is launching part 2 of our “Cottage Style Kids Room” webisode this morning (Monday), and they’re hosting a really fun giveaway to go along with it. One lucky watcher/commenter is going to win $1000! All you … Continue reading

    Boys Bedroom Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

    Vintage Goods and Pretty Little Things

    The Chapel Market is only one month away so I wanted to post a quick reminder here about it today! If you missed my first blog post about it, the market is located at… 1 Chapel Hill Street Pike Road, Alabama … Continue reading

    The Chapel Market Logo 2014

    Beckie’s Fireplace – Pick My Presto

    Remember when I blogged about my friend Beckie‘s fireplace: She wanted to give it a little facelift, so I sent her these four Photoshopped inspiration photos to get her creative gears turning… Well, she and her husband sold that house and moved … Continue reading

    Beckies Fireplace After Photo

    Building An Armoire

    Hi! Remember those old doors I blogged about a couple of weeks ago? They came from a house called Cliff Side Manor that was built in 1884 in Fayetteville, TN… …and they used to be the “walls” of a very deep doorway…sort … Continue reading

    Old Doors from Southern Accents | The Lettered Cottage

    Laura’s Cottage Kitchen – Pick My Presto

    “Let us show what life means to us with our actions. Dreaming and hoping and reaching forward. What does it look like when we come alive? Let’s find out.” -Jon Foreman *** Hi! A gal named Laura recently emailed me … Continue reading

    Kitchen Makeover Inspiration for Laura | The Lettered Cottage

    Dining Room Update – DIY Twine Chandelier Chain Cover

    Remember that twine-covered chandelier pole we ordered through our (interior designer) neighbor, Cindy, last year? The one we added to the chandelier in our sunroom? Well, that one normally costs $49.50 through Aidan Gray, and even though we were able to order ours for … Continue reading

    DIY Chandelier Chain Cover-Up | The Lettered Cottage

    Dining Room Update – Old Chandelier Crystals

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin The recipe for a sweet little Sunday afternoon? Come home, kick off shoes, sing some more Songs, and do something fun with the old chandelier pieces your friend Kathy left on your front porch! The table and (Lourdes) chandelier are the … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage | Dining Chandelier from Ballard Designs with Chandelier Crystals

    Laundry Room Countertop and Reclaimed Wood Shelves

    One of my favorite projects things in the “new” hallway/laundry area is the old door we turned into a countertop, and the reclaimed wood we used as shelves. You may remember that we found the old door at our favorite … Continue reading

    Wood Door Turned Countertop for Laundry Room | Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

    Finishing Touches In The Kitchen and a Built To Blossom Reminder

    Kevin and I are filming the final segments of our kitchen makeover for our last webisode for The Design Network today (part two of our kids room webisode and a HUGE kids room giveaway is coming soon, too!), but I … Continue reading


    Built To Blossom

    Okay- it’s t-shirt day over at BlogThreads.com! Here is a size chart for the Unisex t-shirts: (I am wearing a Unisex size Small in the photo above) Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut V-neck shirts: Here is … Continue reading


    Hallway/Laundry Area Makeover – Before and After

    You may remember when I blogged about our hallway before… Almost every single bit of it was tan. The trim, the walls, the ceiling, the cabinetry…even the glass part of the light fixture was a light tan color. So when the folks … Continue reading

    Barnlight Electric Light | The Lettered Cottage

    Adoption Update – Yesterdays

    “Oh, I believe…in yesterday.” -Paul McCartney *** Our adoption adventure officially began in December of 2012, (note: I’m calling it an adoption “adventure” vs. an adoption “process” to help keep my focus on the Wonder vs. the wait lately. ) and … Continue reading

    Built To Blossom T-shirt at BlogThreads.com and TheLetteredCottage.net

    Kitchen Update – Antique French Door Turned Wall Mirror

    “The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” -Maya Angelou *** I couldn’t stop at the sign, y’all. I *had* to hang something on the wall by the pantry, too. I mean, didn’t it just *need* … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | French Door Mirror | Boxwood Wreath | Heather Gray Island | Gray Owl Walls Lightened by 50 Percent

    Kitchen Update (More Decorating!) & Red Top Market Antiques

    Remember that “Lunch Now Being Served” sign I blogged about last year? Well, it’s hanging in a new spot in the kitchen as of today: After I got done decking out the countertops the other day, I felt like I … Continue reading

    Lunch Is Now Being Served Sign | The Lettered Cottage | Kitchen