Our Boys Bedroom – Before and After

Boys Bedroom Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

Hi! The Design Network is launching part 2 of our “Cottage Style Kids Room” webisode this morning (Monday), and they’re hosting a really fun giveaway to go along with it. One lucky watcher/commenter is going to win $1000! All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a comment underneath […]

Our Boys Bedroom – Decorating Update

Tuxedo Cat | Boys Bedroom

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an adoption update, but it sounds like the things are fiiiiinally starting to move a little down there in Haiti! We’re hearing that  appointments for Children’s Court (a new step in the Haitian adoption process) are going to start happening soon (or maybe some already have?), and that’s […]

Kids Room Update

tuxedo cat | buffalo check throw | jenny lind bed from land of nod

Tomorrow’s the big day, y’all. My 40th birthday…aaaaahhhhh! I’ll be robbing the cradle for a minute until Kevin turns 40 on June 28th. I was telling him last night, I don’t think I’ve ever thought too much about what life might look like at 40. But here I am…living in the South (my favorite region), with my sweet […]

How To Create A Wall Grouping

Kids Bedroom | Boys Room | Sugarboo Art | House of Belonging Art

Hello and happy Monday! I worked on a little Camp Wandawega-inspired project for Sweet P’s room last week, so I thought I’d blog about that project today. Remember the cuckoo clocks in Charlie’s nursery? Well, I’ve wanted to find one ever since I saw them, and I was finally able to scoop one up on Etsy a few […]

Kids Room Carpet Squares by Flor

Built In Bookcase and Storage | Flor Carpet Squares | Roadside Attraction in Eggnog | Kids Room | Boys Bedroom

We started pulling things into Sweet P’s room this week, and y’all, we are having so much FUN with this space!! I’ve never decorated a kids room from top to bottom like this, so forgive me if I obsess about each and every step as we go along. First up, Layer #1: Floor and window treatments. I […]

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 today, […]

Farmhouse Fresh Lighting

Barnlight Electric Industrial White Bedroom Ceiling Light

Did I tell you I decided to repaint the ceiling in our little one’s room? Yep. We had some leftover Gray Lake paint, and after the planked walls went Simply White, that ceiling was just begging to be barely-blue! The folks at Barnlight Electric sent us the pretty white light fixture, and we’re so excited […]

Sliding Door Tip

Galvanized Sliding Track Barn Hardware

We mounted a little caster to the baseboard behind the left side of the sliding door yesterday. I pulled the door away from the wall in these first two photos so that you could see it: The caster helps push out the bottom of the door juuuust enough so that it won’t bang against the […]

Library Pocket Door On Sliding Barn Door Hardware

Sliding Library Door | 85 Dollar Galvanized Barn Hardware

“My brain has too many tabs open.” -Unknown Remember when I blogged about “having” to paint the wall (and ceiling) outside the room I’m working on right now? Well, now you know why it had to be done. I had to paint the wall so that we could hang that big ol’ 9-panel pocket door! It […]

Vintage Style Kids Room / Future Home Office

Vintage | Boys Bedroom | The Lettered Cottage

“We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” -Sir Winston Churchill ***** The construction is done in our little one’s room, so I’ll start caulking and painting today. I walked in there yesterday afternoon…just to sweep and dream for a bit. I think I swept more dreams than dust. It’s in those moments […]

How To Seal White Paint

Custom Built In Storage and Bookcase | Kids Room | Home Office

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” – C.S Lewis Kevin’s a big book reader. He’s got heaps of them around the house, and he carries his trusty Nook with him wherever he goes. I find it propped against my pillow every morning […]

Built-In Storage And A Bookcase

Built in Bookcase and Storage

“Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.” – A.C. Benson A cold snap knocked our power out in the middle of the night this week. The temperature in our bedroom dipped down into the 50’s by the time our paper shades started to glow the next […]

Kids Room Inspiration

Kids Room | Boys Bedroom | Holly Mathis Interiors

We’re waiting on an official invite from IBESR. That’s the next step in our adoption process. Lifeline families adopting children from “our” orphanage are required to travel together in groups now, and the next group trip will *probably* take place in late January and/or early February. If we get our invite in time to board that […]

Kids Room Decorating – Let The Fun Begin!

Kids Room | Before | The Lettered Cottage

There’s a full-size mattress leaning up against the wall outside our second bedroom right now… …and there’s an old headboard and footboard tucked underneath it. The mattress is new, but that bed belonged to Kevin’s parents for almost 40 years. It’s sturdy, and special, and I can’t wait to use it in our soon-to-be kiddo’s […]