• 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!

    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

    Kitchen Update – Farmhouse Cottage Style Decorating Ideas

    “Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories. -Nate Berkus *** After space planning, adding the “little things” is definitely my favorite part when it comes to any room makeover. … Continue reading

    Houseplant on Stump Slice | Decorating Kitchen Countertops | The Lettered Cottage

    Sunroom Update – Hiding The Litter Box

    Raise your hand if your dog likes to get into your cat’s food bowl and/or litter box? Ours sure does. We’ve had that gate in front of “Kit-Cat’s closet” for the past year, but I’ve been determined to figure something else out. … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage | Cat Room To Hide Litter Box

    DIY Table Centerpiece Made From Flea Market Finds

    Today’s DIY project started with an antique doorknob set, an old sewing machine drawer… …and three faux herb plants I picked up at Joann Fabrics when I noticed they were marked 70% off a couple of months ago: I’ve been … Continue reading

    Sewing Machine Drawer DIY Planter Project

    Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Living Room, Playroom, and Half Bath Reveal

    I’m soooo excited to share some more of Ashley’s before and after photos today! You remember my friend Ashley, right? The one who bought this falling-apart (and full of cats!) fixer: Well, she and her hubby are officially done fixing it up! Kevin … Continue reading

    Living Room Coffee Table | Zebra Rug | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

    How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

    Happy Friday! Seems like more and more folks are asking how we’re liking our Frosty Carrina countertops, so I thought I’d blog a little bit about them here today. We have really enjoyed them so far, BUT, I have learned (the hard … Continue reading

    Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash | Heather Gray Island