• Hallway/Laundry Area Makeover – Before and After

    You may remember when I blogged about our hallway before… Almost every single bit of it was tan. The trim, the walls, the ceiling, the cabinetry…even the glass part of the light fixture was a light tan color. So when the folks … Continue reading

    Barnlight Electric Light | The Lettered Cottage

    Hallway Makeover – Design Plan

    At the top of the steps, and beyond the blue door, there’s a 3′ x 11′ hallway… Our laundry area and walk-in closet are on the left side of it, and our master bedroom sits at the end of it: … Continue reading

    Navy | White | Mint | Pistachio | Grass Green

    Hallway Door Makeover (Part 2)

    Well, it wasn’t the color most folks voted for… …but Kevin and I decided on Dutch Tile Blue for our new/old hallway door: It didn’t lean as purple as Mount Saint Anne did, and it had a little more gray in … Continue reading

    Layla Palmer | IG

    Hallway Door Makeover

    “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” -Bob Ross *** I’ve got the tools, and the vision in my mind, so today, I thought it would be fun to … Continue reading

    Mail Slot | Old Door

    Stairwell Makeover

    “Every day is a hopeful canvas and every moment is a loaded brush.” ― Layla Palmer She’s a sturdy house, but the stairwell sighs from time to time…especially when it’s cold and windy. Yesterday, I decided to take it as … Continue reading

    Simply White Trim and Ceiling | Gray Owl Paint

    Hallway Light

    We’ve had this hole in the ceiling in our hallway for, oh…let’s see…maybe, like, two years? After we painted the ceiling, we just never got around to installing a light, and to be honest, we’re not really “overhead light people”, … Continue reading


    Follow Your Heart

    Dear Stef, TamiK, OsageGypsy, HelloHahaNarf, and CottageByTheSea, You said you liked my wonky “O”, so I thought I’d skooch it back down to where I found it resting the other day… What do you think? Hot glue to the rescue, or wonky wins?


    Spring Paint Project

    I had sort of a weird/down day yesterday, so I decided to change my situation and carve out a day just for good times. A day for dirty hands and a clean soul. I started with a walk in the … Continue reading


    Hallway Update

    The floor in our hallway has gone through a variety of “looks” over the past few years. Here’s a photo of one of the grodiest… We’ve been tiptoeing across that sucker for the past year, because when you’re renovating on … Continue reading


    Annie Sloan (and Shaunna West!)

    We’ve got this piece of furniture in our hallway. It’s handy, and it’s dandy, but I’ve been dying to spruce it up with a little color… I’ve also got a handy-dandy friend, who lives just down the road a piece. … 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

    A Sign from Susie

    Remember when I said I wanted to put a long, old-looking sign above the Reading Room?Well, last week I drew a rough sketch of the sign I had in my head using Photoshop and sent it to my friend Susie … Continue reading

    Deck the Hall

    Follow your heart. That’s just what Kevin and I did when it came to this hallway. The discovery of the tongue-and-groove wood planks in here thrilled us so much we could hardly wait to uncover them! What once looked like … Continue reading

    Trials and Trim-ulations

    Hello! Well, unfortunately trimming out the hallway has turned out to be a bigger job than Kevin originally expected, so it’s taking a little longer to finish. It’s not the end of the world, I’m just impatient and can’t wait … Continue reading

    Hall Walls – Sneak Peek

    I realize the photos don’t really show much of the hallway, but we’re not quiiiiiite done. We’re close, I swear! I just couldn’t go to bed tonight without posting something! As soon as everything is finished, you’ll be the first … Continue reading