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  • 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

    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 first things you see when … Continue reading

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

    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

    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

    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

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    Embroidery Hoop Art

    It started with really good intentions, y’all. Intentions to create a fun piece of art to hang in our sonny boy’s room. It started with a four dollar embroidery hoop from JoAnn’s… …and a yard of pom-pom fringe, and a cloth napkin … Continue reading

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    How To Faux Paint A Faux Stone Planter

    I’m in a plant-y mood lately, are you? I picked up this faux stone planter at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts last week when I saw that it was 70% off… (Snapped that pic before the kitchen faucet went back on- … Continue reading

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    Tommy and Shelley’s “New” Kitchen

    I’m so excited to finally be able to reveal Tommy’s and Shelley’s kitchen today! The episode we created for The Design Network posted on their website this morning, so if you’d like to check it out, just click on the … Continue reading

    Flowers and Fruit | Beachcomber Basket | Pottery Barn | The Lettered Cottage

    Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Hi and happy Fall! My friend Sarah is hosting a Fall mantel decorating link party at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so I had some fun playing around with our’s a little yesterday afternoon. Because I do these seasonally (and I … Continue reading

    Fall Decorating Inspiration | The Lettered Cottage

    DIY Hanging Dish Towels

    It’s no secret: I love dish towels…especially if they have loops that you can hang them from! I was inspired by a dish towel project on The Purl Bee, and had some fun creating some ribbon-trimmed dish towels of my … Continue reading

    Ribbon Trimmed Loop Hanging Dishtowel | The Lettered Cottage

    DIY Concrete Art

    We’ve still got a few construction projects to complete over at our friend Keith’s house, but I got a little antsy for accessories, and decided to create a sculpture *sort of* like the one sitting to the left of the … Continue reading

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    DIY Sign

    It’s been a busy summer so far, but I’m excited to get back to work on Keith’s living room makeover next weekend! If you’re just tuning in, here’s a look at Keith’s ‘before’ photo: …and here’s the inspiration photo I put … Continue reading

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    DIY Magazine Holder

    Remember that wooden orchard ladder we had propped against the wall in the reading room in our old house? And remember that black wire basket we used in my Mom’s guest bedroom makeover a while back? Well, my Mom gave me the … Continue reading

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    Young House Love

    I finished up the my part of the traveling art project this weekend, so I’m sending it on to the next blogger that’s participating. If you’re a DIY blog reader- you’ll probably recognize her name: And speaking of the Petersiks… … Continue reading

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    DIY Shades

    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the white shutters we got from our Facebook friend, Toney… In that post, I mentioned that we were still trying to figure out what to replace the temporary paper shades on the … Continue reading

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