Cottage Style Stuff

Lettered Cottage Style Kitchen Sugarboo Art

It’s been a shuffle-y couple of months around here, but now that the wall paint is dry, we’ve started putting things back into place. There’s still a fireplace to paint (Simply White), and tile to (temporarily) cover up… …but things are definitely starting to feel more like us around here. I’ve had the shelf above […]

Living Room Update – Gray Owl Paint

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A reader named Sarah left me a comment the other day asking about how things were lookin’ in our living room. She reminded me that the only photo I had ever shown of it was this one that we took right before we moved in: She asked if we could “pretty please show a now […]

Flor Floor Tile

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When we moved into this house, we had no idea what actually lurked beneath the stinky, old carpet at the far end of the living room… We assumed there was hardwood flooring, because we saw some underneath the carpet in other parts of the room, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case… We sanded and refinished […]

Ideas For Fall

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Greetings! And welcome to our It’s Fall Y’all link party! We’re kickin’ the series off with our mantel party- andĀ Rhoda, Kate and Sarah are all hosting Fall-themed parties over the next 9 days too- so make sure you stop by their blogs to see more/share your Autumn inspiration on the dates listed above! And a […]

Wood Floor Pictures

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Well, we made it to Colorado and we’re currently sitting in a spiffy little hotel room in the heart of Engelwood. Our design TV meetings start at noon today, and we’re hoping to get a peek at the DIY Network Disaster House before we leave town on Wednesday too… We’re big Josh Temple fans! Here’s […]

Ideas For Summer

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Howdy- and welcome to our Home May’d Summer mantel link party! Of course this party isn’t really limited to just mantels though- we wanna see all kinds of Summer-y displays! Whether they’re on a window sill, a bookshelf, a ledge- you name it, we’d love for you to link ‘em! Our overall goal with this […]

The Lettered Cottage Layout & Our Flooring Dilemmas

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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 living room, hallway, reading room, office and guest bedroom was buckling up in several places […]

Our Summer Mantel

Note: We’re tryin’ something new here on the Lettered Cottage blog, so be on the lookout for all the little audio players throughout this post, and click the “play” button to hear the messages I recorded for you! ————————————————————————————- Since we spent almost all of June on Tybee Island, I never got a chance to […]

How To Decorate Your Mantel For Spring

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Welcome to Mantel Mania! I’ve decided to ring in Spring by hosting a week-long “blog-stravaganza” devoted to sharing ideas about all things “mantel”. I don’t know about you, but I have found that decorating a fireplace mantel can be extremely challenging. There’s such a fine line between displaying things on them that enhance the peaceful […]

Mantel Mania: Sneak Peek

Intrigued? Well, I am happy to report that everything came together quite nicely! Turns out, I actually had a lot of other things around the house that I was able to work into the mantel display as well. This is one of them… Don’t worry- it doesn’t look anything like that now.Let’s just say it […]