Gallery Wall Decorating

Gallery Wall with Dimension | Farmhouse | Coastal | Cottage

I put a propeller on it, y’all. The gallery wall, I mean. Haven’t you heard? Propellers are the new birds. 😉 I found it marked 50% off at Hobby Lobby, and I practically skipped up to the register with it because AREYOUKIDDINGME?! It’s almost the same tone as the frame I blogged about last week… …AND if […]

Living Room Update: Gallery Wall Art

Gallery Wall | In Progress | Farmhouse | Cottage | Painting | Photography | Art

I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time yesterday. I sent something I wrote to one of my favorite publications. They were accepting story submissions for their Winter 2016 issue, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until yesterday that the deadline for submissions was yesterday, so it […]

Fireplace Makeover Update: Paint

Blue Yonder Gray | The Lettered Cottage

“Her favorite color is blue. She says that blue is associated with vastness; the skies are blue, the oceans are blue.” -Mahbod Seraji We brought a little piece of one of our old blue-gray boards to Home Depot and had the paint color-matched. Because the original color is 130-some years old, I’m guessing it didn’t […]

Fireplace Brick

Spanish Fort | Acme Brick

“The house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ―Gaston Bachelard Brick it is! One called Spanish Fort to be exact: It isn’t reclaimed, but I sure do love it! I think I’ll “wash” a little extra grout on top of ours to really give it a […]

Fireplace Facelift

Muskoka Living | River Rock | Fireplace

“I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it, and so, go out themselves to warm and cheer.” -George Matthew Adams It might seem like a strange time to begin a fireplace facelift (Hello! It’s 90 degrees outside!), […]

Reclaimed Wood Fireplace Surround

Jane Coslick Colorful Beadboard Bathroom | Cottage

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” Pablo Picasso Well, my birthday trip to Southern Accents was a success! There were so many pretty planks to choose from, but I ended up bringing home 25 of these blue-gray ones… …and two of these planks […]

Summer Mantel 2015

Summer Mantel | Farmhouse | Cottage | 6

“Use lots of exclamation points. They love to be overused.” -SARK It’s June 5th, which means I’m 41 years old young today!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 Kevin is taking me up to Cullman, where we’re going to visit our friend Garlan about some reclaimed wood. I’ve got an idea for the fireplace, which is finally going to start getting a […]

Decorating The Gallery Wall: Shadowbox Cube

Long Shadowbox from Pottery Barn

“Serious is a word that must be entirely avoided when it comes to decoration.” -Kathryn M. Ireland Remember that long box I taped off when I was laying out our gallery wall? I had a $25 off Pottery Barn coupon burning a hole in my pocket, so I sprang for this iron shadowbox cube last week: I […]

Priming and Painting

Painting The Partition Wall

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” -Jane Austen Priming and painting… (Kilz and Simply White) …priming and painting. (Gray Cashmere by Benjamin Moore) (Found the old handles on Etsy a while back) Distressing the edges and adding the hardware as soon as I’ve got the left side done! I’m thinking about doing […]