Southern Style Wall Grouping

Wall Grouping | Blue White Green | Floral | Dogwood | Front Porch | Old Painting | Bowls | Cottage | Farmhouse

“Friends are the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it’s just enough to know that they are standing by.” ―Merle Shain Remember that ($15) crackled old oil painting I blogged about last week? Well, I’m not *quite* finished with the wall grouping it’s now a […]

Cottage Style Quilt

Yellow and White Quilt

I went back, y’all. Cheryl, Jennie, Miranda, Cheryl, Debbie, Lisa, Deborah and Betsy made me do it, and the sale sign totally sealed the deal. I don’t think it’s vintage…but it will be one day, right? 😉 Here’s to a weekend full of snuggles and sunshine! Kevin and I are hoping for an adoption update later […]

That’s What Friends and Flea Markets Are For

Vintage Airplane Black and White Photograph

Meredith emailed our adoption update around 1 o’clock on Friday. She said that IBESR did have a meeting about consentment letters last week, but that no one knows exactly what was discussed or if any decisions were made. Or if anybody at the meeting was feeling signature-happy. 😉 Needless to say, our prayer this week is […]

Working and Wandering

Rusted Cow Head Sculpture | Boxwood Wreath

Whew- what a busy week! Among other things, I was painting, painting, painting, and I’m so excited to finally be able to put the finishing touches on my third episode for The Design Network this weekend. I don’t know exactly when they’ll post it (I’ll blog about it when they do), but working on Sweet […]

Brass Lamp Makeover

Old Brass Lamp Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

Well, we’re *almost* done with the kitchen makeover I mentioned in one of my blog posts last week. Just a few more finishing touches and it’ll be ready to go! I look forward to sharing a post about the whole makeover very soon, but today, I thought I’d share a quick little lamp makeover idea. […]

Country Kitchen Island


My friend, Lucy, helped us find these old wood corbels earlier this year, and we’re so excited to use them on our soon-to-be country kitchen island: Right now, the island doesn’t reflect our personalities at all, so we’re going to have fun giving it a farmhouse/cottage-style makeover over the next couple of months. The new […]

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

Table Redo

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I love a fun table redo, so Kev and I set out to find an inexpensive side table we could use in a room we’re helping decorate right now. We hit our favorite flea markets the other day, and ended up bringing home this wiggly-wobbly one: The dimensions were just right, and since it was […]

The Tables


Howdy! Hope you had a great weekend! I thought I’d blog about the tables we worked on for Kev’s parents porch makeover today. First up, there was this guy… He looked great as-is, so we didn’t do a thing to him. Then there was this guy… We primed and then painted the inside bottom of […]

Flowers and the Flea Market


A crazy Southern sky full’a storm clouds didn’t stop me and my Mom from hitting up a local garden center’s Spring open house event this past weekend. We were like kids in a candy store amongst all the pretty flowers and plants. Mom was on a mission to find us a couple of hanging pots […]

Nashville Flea Market

A couple of years ago, I stumbled onto something called a “blog” written by this lovely lady… I discovered one written by this gorgeous gal that very same day… I remember feeling so inspired as I read through what they referred to as their posts. And I was extra-ecstatic to find out that they both […]