Wood Floor Pictures


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


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

Carpeted Room

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

Spring Mantel

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 […]

Our $82 Fireplace Makeover – Revisited

We had a super successful shopping day yesterday, and it was so much fun hanging out with some of the folks we’ve been talking to via phone and email over the past couple of months! We also had a chance to check out the room we’re making over, in person, yesterday. It was so surreal […]

Our Large, Layered Area Rug For Less

Somewhere along the line, we decided we wanted to use green as our accent color in the living room. I’ve had the pillows in the photo above for a while now. The ones with the white fern leaves on them came from a flea market. I paid $7.00 for the pair. The long, lumbar-shaped one […]

White Flower Farmhouse Christmas Decor – Part 2

When the weather started to get cold, I thought I better bring my ferns inside. I put one in the fireplace. I love how its leaves simulate “fresh flames”! I stuck the spiky picks Lori and Megan sent us into it, to add a little razzle dazzle… Do you like my rolling mop bucket planter? […]

Our Winter Mantel – 2009

We hadn’t planned on doing much decorating this Christmas because we’ll be gone for a large portion of the month. We’re leaving this week to head to Virginia Beach, and then we’re looking forward to spending a few days in North Carolina with our nephew, Gavin, on the way back home. But thanks to a […]

Our Merry Mantel

After a supper of delicious Thanksgiving leftovers, and a warm nights rest thanks to three layers of blankets and the living heating pad I call “Max”, I woke up anxious to add some Christmas cheer to our mantle this morning… I paired some things we already had, with some pretty pieces the ladies at White […]