• 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!

    DIY Lamp Makeover

    A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project I helped work on at my friend Debbie’s house. Remember the armoire we transformed? Well, she sent me home with one of her table lamps that day, and I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

    Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

    Kourtney’s Master Bedroom – Pick My Presto

    Alrighty! It’s presto change-o time! Remember the master bedroom photos Kourtney sent me last week? Well, I had some fun with them in Photoshop this weekend, and if you move your cursor back and forth over the photos below, you can … Continue reading

    Master Bedroom | Planked Wall | Gray Lake Paint | Inspiration

    Miss Katie, The Kitchen, and Kourtney’s Master Bedroom Challenge

    Hallelujah!! The brain surgery is done, and we tucked a very-groggy-but-still-smiling Miss Katie into her bed in the ICU last night around 7pm. It was a loooong day, but the surgeon said he’s very happy with how everything went, and *fingers … Continue reading

    Hospital Bed

    Muffuletta Dip Recipe

    First of all, thank you so much for weighing in on our fridge dilemma! Ours is still broken, but I followed the handy-dandy link some of you left in the comment section in last Friday’s post and it took me straight … Continue reading

    Muffuletta Dip Recipe

    Living Room Update – Flor Carpet Squares

    Rugs. *sigh* I sure do love looking at them, but oh how Max loves to lunch on them! If it’s got fibers that stand up, you can bet your bottom dollar he’s going to pull out a little patch of … Continue reading

    Flor Carpet Squares | Suit Yourself | Flax

    Sisters and a Surgery

    One of the (many) I things I love about eating out in the South is called the “Meat & 3″. It’s not every day I sit down to such a big lunch, but yesterday was a special day, and I filled all they way up on … Continue reading

    Raquel Welch wig

    The Chapel Market 2014

    (Logo by Poppy Pedals)   Okay! The vendors are all lined up for this year’s Chapel Market and I’m SO excited to share a few details about them with you here today! There will be 17 vendors this year- seven inside … Continue reading


    Blog Threads – My New T-shirt Line

    Okey doke! BlogThreads.com is officially live! (Get it? Blog Threads? Like the comment “thread” at the end of a post, and “threads” like as in clothing threads?) Just a quick note before I get to the details of this sale: The site … Continue reading

    Life Is Not A Lemon T-shirt | The Lettered Cottage

    A New Adventure

    “Daydreaming is okay, even better if you can make something lasting out of it.” ―Leslie Dean Brown *** Remember that daydream I shared with you a few months ago? The one about a lettered line of shirts, and a mission to … Continue reading

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    Hallway Makeover – Design Plan

    At the top of the steps, and beyond the blue door, there’s a 3′ x 11′ hallway… Our laundry area and walk-in closet are on the left side of it, and our master bedroom sits at the end of it: … Continue reading

    Navy | White | Mint | Pistachio | Grass Green

    Our Boys Bedroom – Decorating Update

    It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an adoption update, but it sounds like the things are fiiiiinally starting to move a little down there in Haiti! We’re hearing that  appointments for Children’s Court (a new step in the Haitian … Continue reading

    Tuxedo Cat | Boys Bedroom

    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – Mint Green Secretary Makeover

    I painted the secretary this weekend and I just love the way it turned out! Thanks again to Marian for creating such a sweet color for me! (Here’s a link to her post about it if you’re interested in mixing … Continue reading

    Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Laylas Mint | The Lettered Cottage

    Debbie’s China Cabinet Makeover

    Today’s post was written by my friend, Debbie. We met at church a couple of years ago, and she has been such an inspiration to me! We worked on a piece of furniture at her house recently, and I thought … Continue reading

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    Accent Tables Are My Favorite

    I’ve been refinishing the top of our coffee table this week… I’ve got a thing for accent tables. Sure, I love a nice sofa or chair, but it’s the tables next to them that really make my heart sing! My … Continue reading

    Succulent in Tarnished Silver with Stones

    Decorating The Kitchen – Farmhouse Art

    So, remember a couple weeks ago when I mentioned that I wanted to re-paint the secretary that I pulled into the kitchen? Well, my mint green milk paint is on its way here (woo hoo- thanks again for creating “Layla’s Mint”, Marian!) and I’m … Continue reading