• Kitchen Update – Antique French Door Turned Wall Mirror

    “The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” -Maya Angelou *** I couldn’t stop at the sign, y’all. I *had* to hang something on the wall by the pantry, too. I mean, didn’t it just *need* … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | French Door Mirror | Boxwood Wreath | Heather Gray Island | Gray Owl Walls Lightened by 50 Percent

    Kitchen Update (More Decorating!) & Red Top Market Antiques

    Remember that “Lunch Now Being Served” sign I blogged about last year? Well, it’s hanging in a new spot in the kitchen as of today: After I got done decking out the countertops the other day, I felt like I … Continue reading

    Lunch Is Now Being Served Sign | The Lettered Cottage | Kitchen

    Kitchen Update – Farmhouse Cottage Style Decorating Ideas

    “Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories. -Nate Berkus *** After space planning, adding the “little things” is definitely my favorite part when it comes to any room makeover. … Continue reading

    Houseplant on Stump Slice | Decorating Kitchen Countertops | The Lettered Cottage

    How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

    Happy Friday! Seems like more and more folks are asking how we’re liking our Frosty Carrina countertops, so I thought I’d blog a little bit about them here today. We have really enjoyed them so far, BUT, I have learned (the hard … Continue reading

    Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash | Heather Gray Island

    Miss Katie, The Kitchen, and Kourtney’s Master Bedroom Challenge

    Hallelujah!! The brain surgery is done, and we tucked a very-groggy-but-still-smiling Miss Katie into her bed in the ICU last night around 7pm. It was a loooong day, but the surgeon said he’s very happy with how everything went, and *fingers … Continue reading

    Hospital Bed

    Decorating The Kitchen – Farmhouse Art

    So, remember a couple weeks ago when I mentioned that I wanted to re-paint the secretary that I pulled into the kitchen? Well, my mint green milk paint is on its way here (woo hoo- thanks again for creating “Layla’s Mint”, Marian!) and I’m … Continue reading


    Cottage Kitchen Update – Milk Painted Secretary

    Remember the secretary I painted and planned to use in the sunroom? Well, it’s in the kitchen now. I never really did end up using it as a full-time computer desk, so I thought I’d try it over here for … Continue reading

    Spoon Art

    Kitchen Update – Frosty Carrina Countertops

    I blogged about one side of our newly-painted green/gray/blue kitchen island last week… …and I’m back today with a few shots of how she looks now- all topped in Caesarstone’s Frosty Carrina! I love how it picks up on the old paint … Continue reading

    Old Corbel | Tuxedo Cat | Heather Gray Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Update – Island Makeover

    Did I say Rosemary Gallery? I meant Heather Gray. Kevin wasn’t 100% sure about painting the island such a deep green, so we went with a color that we both felt 100% about instead. (I’m a paint color junkie, so switching it … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | Heather Gray Island | Gray Owl Walls | Simply White Cabinets and Trim | Cottage | Farmhouse

    Cottage Style Kitchen Update

    Slowly but surely our cottage-style kitchen is coming together! I’d like to decorate with some more color once we’ve got the island done, but for now, here’s where we are with the cabinets, counters and backsplash: We got the knobs from Home … Continue reading

    Cabinet Knobs From Home Depot

    Kitchen Cabinet Makeover (How To Paint Cabinets)

    Happy Friday! Now that I’m done painting the upper cabinets, I thought I’d share some tips I found helpful along the way. As far as tools go, I used these little plastic pyramids to hold my doors while I painted … Continue reading

    Layla FI

    Kitchen Cabinet Makeover (Part One)

    Our kitchen cabinet makeover project is officially under way and I am loving this Ultra by Muralo paint! We decided to take one chunk at a time, so this week we’re working on the upper cabinets. We started by removing … Continue reading

    Painting Kitchen Cabinets | The Lettered Cottage

    Portis Family Kitchen

    He’s home! Kevin had more music business in Michigan last week, and man did I miss him. We don’t spend much time apart, so I felt sort of like I was holding my breath the whole time he was gone. He rolled in … Continue reading

    Kitchen Island | Refrigerator | Phillip Sides | Portis Home | Range Hood

    Kitchen Makeover: Sunflower Ming Green and Thassos White Backsplash Tile

    I love it because it reminds me of caning… I love it because it reminds me of a quilt… It’s called Sunflower…and I love that about it, too. #MomsFavoriteFlower *** We used a piece of trim (painted the same color … Continue reading

    Sunflower Tile by Calendonia Stone and Tile | The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash

    Kitchen Makeover: Backsplash Tile

    “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” ―G. Carlin *** There’s no turning back now! The old backsplash is gone, and the countertops on each side of the stove are coming out on Wednesday. The new backsplash will go in sometime … Continue reading

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