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  • 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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    One coat down, one to go!

    We mixed up a custom color for the hallway today. Stay tuned for a video we shot about that whole deal! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the hallway after the ceilings and walls were primed… We still … Continue reading

    Ready, Set, Prime!

    Thanks so much for all the nice comments you’ve left us over the past couple of days!We get together for breakfast, lunch and supper and take turns reading through them while we dine. Those moments are highlights of our day … Continue reading

    Our Handsome Transom

    Photo Credit: MosbyBuildingArts.com I’ve always loved the look of a transom window above a doorway. Their ability to create the illusion of taller ceilings makes them so appealing. I also love the way they instantly create an easier, breezier vibe … Continue reading

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    Ripfest 2009 – Day Two

    Wow.What a dusty couple of days we’ve had here at TLC!I thought I’d show you some photos of what’s been going on around here. Note: There is laminate wood flooring temporarily covering most of the hardwood floors in our home. … Continue reading