• Home Office – Guest Bedroom Reveal

    This room started out stinky, and quickly morphed to messy… We stained the floor that dark brown color after we ripped out the carpet, but we did a bad job, and craved a lighter look, so we sanded it back … Continue reading


    Barn Light Electric Sky Chief Ceiling Light

    We’re photographing Kev’s new office/our guest bedroom today, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a quick post about the ceiling light we went with. It’s the Benjamin Sky Chief from Barn Light Electric… We went with a jadite … Continue reading


    Guest Bedroom / Home Office Update (Window Treatments)

    We’re workin’ away on Kev’s office/our guest bedroom this week, but I thought I’d share a quick post about the window treatments we’re using in the room. We bought some blinds (on sale at Home Depot) several months ago and … Continue reading


    Guest Bedroom / Home Office Update (Bedside Tables and Closet Doors)

    Well, we managed to check everything off our to-do list the other day… After that, we moved onto the closet doors, and then painted and waxed our bedside tables: We painted the closet doors “Orchard” by Para Paints. They don’t sell … Continue reading


    Guest Bedroom/Home Office Update – Time To Paint!

    While Kev and I have been up to our eyeballs in Christmas articles (HGTV.com likes ‘em early), Brian the Carpenter has been hard a work on the closets, crown, and base boards in Kev’s office/our guest bedroom… It’s been so … Continue reading


    Popcorn Ceiling To Plank Ceiling

    Remember when I did that presto change-o for Kevin’s brother, Kerry, a while back? The one where I mentioned, that he mentioned, that he wanted his living room to look more like this: Well, I’ve been blogging about what we’re … Continue reading


    Cottage Style Trim

    Brian finished the closet baseboards (they match our existing baseboards, yay!) and the trim around the doors and cubby holes yesterday… He brought the cutest little helper with him too… He was a little less camera shy than his Dad, … Continue reading


    Guest Bedroom/Home Office Closet And Ceiling Update

    Saturday, May 26th. 3:30pm- Install the first wood plank on top of our existing textured ceiling: (There’s actually wood up above our ceilings in this part of the house, so it made for easy nail gunning. If you’re interested in … Continue reading


    Cottage Red

    Our camera shy carpenter had to finish up a job at another house yesterday and today, but he did start cladding our closets before he left on Wednesday afternoon. So exciting! I’m probably driving him nuts at this point, but I’m … Continue reading


    Wood Closets

    Since this here blog acts as our virtual scrapbook, and I’m beyooooond excited about the closet project we’ve got going on at our house right now, I wanted to include a picture of our amaaaaazing new carpenter friend, Brian, in today’s post…. … Continue reading


    Old Closet Doors

    Remember when I surprised Kev with a freshly painted home office/guest room? Well, since that day, I found a local carpenter named Brian to help us build some closets at the far end of the room, sort of like these… … Continue reading


    Room Inspiration: Life Of Splendor

    Have you e-met Lindsay from Life of Splendor? She and her husband, Chris, bought a fixer upper a couple of years ago and I’m so excited to share their recent bathroom redo photos here today. Here’s what the room looked … Continue reading


    Home Office/Guest Bedroom Update

    Kev went out of town last week, so I decided to have a little “surprise by design” style home improvement fun in his future home office/studio space. The day he left, I bought sample pots of paint… …and stared at … Continue reading


    Office Setup

    Things are gettin’ wild over here. Furniture and belongings are crammed into rooms they don’t normally live in. Dust and extensions cords cover almost every surface in the entire house. The only room that’s even semi-clean is our master bedroom. … Continue reading

    Guest Bedroom at the Lettered Cottage

    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