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    Embroidery 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 … Continue reading

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    How To Faux Paint A Faux Stone Planter

    I’m in a plant-y mood lately, are you? I picked up this faux stone planter at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts last week when I saw that it was 70% off… (Snapped that pic before the kitchen faucet went back on- … Continue reading

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    DIY Hanging Dish Towels

    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 … Continue reading

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    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 … Continue reading

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    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 … Continue reading

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    Christmas Craft

    It’s Christmas craft day over at Kate’s blog (Centsational Girl), so I thought I’d share a little bit more about the easy-peasy, DIY sailboat project I made the other day. Like I mentioned in our Christmas mantel post, we live … Continue reading

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    Fireplace Makeover

    We worked on a budget-friendly fireplace makeover at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks ago, and we’re so happy with how it helped to update their existing brick fireplace. We’ve been slowly helping Kerry and Robyn redo their living room … Continue reading

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    17 Ways to Add Character To Your Cottage

    We’re working on the newly-installed hardwood floor in our hallway today….sanding, staining, sealing….story of our lives- ha! I look forward to posting the before, during and after pics soon, but in the meantime, here are links to some of the … Continue reading

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    Valentines Day Crafts – Banner DIY

    Working with EGC on this project was an absolute treat and when he showed up at our house with a box full of stripey straws and itty bitty milk bottles, and a 5-gallon bucket full of flowers, I knew I … Continue reading

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    Valentines Day Crafts – DIY Cupcake Stand

    What do you get when you cross a tube of E-6000, a couple of vintage plates, a wooden pepper shaker (“P” is for Palmer, too!) and an old pink lamp? A cutie pie cupcake stand, of course! After much trial and … Continue reading

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    Valentines Day Crafts – Paper Fortune Cookie

    Alright, now that you’ve met my partner in crime aft, Mr. EGC, let’s get this Valentine’s Day decorating ideas party started, shall we?! First up- our paper fortune cookie tutorial… You’ll need some pretty, double-sided scrapbook paper. I got mine at … Continue reading

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    How To Remove A Doorknob (and then put one back in its place!)

    We decided to change out some of our door knobs with some ($13) oil-rubbed bronze ones from True Value yesterday… We shot a little video tutorial about the switcheroos, too: (Click the play button on the video below) (Click here … Continue reading

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    Christmas Advent

    Hi Lettered Cottage readers, I’m Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock Off Décor and Roadkill Rescue. Yep. I am a tri-blogger — in love with knock-off projects, curbside finds, and inexpensive craft and décor ideas. It is a huge honor to … Continue reading

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    How To Paint A Table (sort of)

    Happy How To’s Day! Remember when we re-did Kev’s Mom and Dad’s back porch? Well, we filled that little yellow vase on top of the chicken coop with old scrabble tiles (from etsy) for a reason. …and we finally finished … Continue reading

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    How To Install Cabinet Molding

    Happy How To’s Day! We’re spending some time celebrating our 7 year anniversary and a birthday this week, so we thought we’d pull up a popular post from the past for today’s how-to party. It’s the one about making your … Continue reading

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