• 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

    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


    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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    Ceiling Ideas (Part 2)

    We spent a little time looking this-a-way last Thursday… We spent a little time looking that-a-way too… Mr. P always gets a little worried when we get to these kinds of things… …but I cheered him on from below… …as … Continue reading


    Ceiling Ideas

    I haven’t added our dining room tour to the Our House tab in our menu bar yet because it’s still a bit of a work in progress. That being said, the room has changed a lot since we bought the … Continue reading


    The Lettered Cottage Layout & Our Flooring Dilemmas

    When Kev and I bought this place back in October of 2007, we had to tackle a couple of projects just to get the place livable before we could actually move in. First project- the floors. The carpet in the … Continue reading

    Carpeted Room

    Check out my new tablecloth. Oops. I mean, duvet cover.

    Sleeping on the dining room floor has (surprisingly) been pretty relaxing experience, but after last night, I discovered that sleeping on the dining room floor alone is the total pits! At least I had Max and Bean to suffocate snuggle … Continue reading

    The Crazy Cottage

    Well, I finally got my closet cleaned out, and man was there a lot of stuff in there! Here’s a SMALL sampling of some of the things I discovered… May have to open that etsy shop back up! And imagine … Continue reading

    "Wonder Wall" Questions

    Greetings! We had a quite a few questions on our “Wonder Wall” post, so I thought I’d tackle them here today. Nope!Removing the drywall from interior walls doesn’t change a thing.As you could probably tell in the wonder wall video, … Continue reading

    Our Dining Room "Wonder Wall"

    Remember that hidden doorway I told you we recently discovered in our dining room… Well, today I thought I’d post the video we shot the night we uncovered it. (Warning: The following video contains un-styled hair, an un-made up face … Continue reading


    Dining Room Ceiling Re-do & Our Pottery Barn Knock-Off Chandelier Reveal

    While I finalize the design plan for our master bedroom, Kevin is putting the finishing touches on our latest dining room reno project. We didn’t really mean for it to turn into such a big project. It just sorta….happened. The … Continue reading

    Pottery Barn Knock-Off Chandelier Project

    Greetings!Hope you’re having an awesome weekend! And if you’re a Mom-Happy Mother’s Day! We took our Mom’s out for lunch today, and we had so much fun hanging out with them.Love those ladies! We also continued putting the finishing touches … Continue reading

    Our White Wood Wall

    Now that Kevin’s done writing lyrics, he’s really been jammin’ on our latest renovation project! Yesterday, not only did he paint the newly-uncovered wood ceiling the prettiest pale shade of gray/blue, he also added some wood in the door opening … Continue reading