Dining Room Update – DIY Twine Chandelier Chain Cover

DIY Chandelier Chain Cover-Up | The Lettered Cottage

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 $20 from Cindy, we were determined to come up with an even less expensive DIY […]

Dining Room Update – Old Chandelier Crystals

The Lettered Cottage | Dining Chandelier from Ballard Designs with 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 first things you see when you come through the front door at our house so […]

DIY Lamp Makeover

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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 how to change it for her ever since. She told me she received it as […]

Embroidery Hoop Art

Pom Pom Fringe 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 my friend Traci used to wrap something up for me last year… It started with […]

Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

Fall Decorating Inspiration | The Lettered Cottage

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 love a low-dough design challenge!), I made it my mission to pull things together on […]

DIY Hanging Dish Towels

Ribbon Trimmed Loop Hanging Dishtowel | The Lettered Cottage

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 own yesterday: I started with two towels and a gray and white-dotted napkin from Target: […]

DIY Concrete Art

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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 number “4” in my inspiration photo: I started with a lime green piece of decor […]

DIY Sign

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 together using Photoshop: Keith is a firefighter at station #7, so I decided to make […]

DIY Magazine Holder

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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 basket at one point or another (we’re both chronic switcher-uppers, ha!), and there’s this little […]

Young House Love

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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… Have you seen the book they released last Fall? Like their blog, it’s called Young […]

DIY Shades

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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 upper half of our windows with. They’re okay for now, but they’re a pain in […]