• Decorating With Plates

    I love decorating with plates, and even though the ones in today’s post gave us a little trouble at first, I’m really happy with how the whole collection (eventually) came together. Let me start at the beginning. I thought I … Continue reading


    Seed Sack Pillow

    I’m big on little things when it comes to interior decorating. Choosing wall colors and arranging furniture is fun, but adding (he)art and accessories is my favorite part, and I’m so stinkin’  smiley about the pillow nestled up against back … Continue reading

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    Sunroom Secretary

    I’m feeling artsy-fartsy today. Handsy-wandsy if ya know what I mean. I think I’ll play with some of this milk paint I got from my friend, Marian, a.k.a Miss Mustard Seed… Kev and I picked up a sweet little secondhand secretary … Continue reading


    Sunroom Makeover – Step Two: Wall Color

    We made a quick trip back to True Value to pick up wall paint for the sunroom last Thursday afternoon. After sampling a handful of other off-whites, we settled on a Benjamin Moore color called Cloud Nine because it was the … Continue reading


    Our Front Porch

    I walked out the front door yesterday and it hit me. I haven’t blogged about one of my favorite parts of this house yet- the front porch! From it, we can see the lake at the end of our street, … Continue reading


    Our First Room Redo

    We’ve decided to tackle the sunroom first. The makeover will include primer, paint, light fixtures, plants, wall art, a work station, and window treatments. Lots and lots of window treatments. There are 1728 square feet in this house right now, … Continue reading


    House Colors

    Upon first glance, Kev and I both felt like one of the things we’d (eventually) like to change about our new house are the exterior paint colors. Or should I say- color. Right now, the whole thing is pretty much completely covered in … Continue reading

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    Our New House – Second Floor

    The staircase that leads upstairs is on the other side of the wall that has the stove and microwave on it… Here’s a view from the first landing, down to the first floor… Kit-Cat loves being upstairs… …and I’ve gotta say, I’m … Continue reading


    Our New House – First Floor

    My favorite space in our new house is the sunroom. It’s straight ahead when you walk through the front door, and our back door leads outside on the left side of it. On the right side of the room, there’s a … Continue reading


    Our New House

    We’re in our new house, and now that the internet service is finally turned on, The Lettered Cottage is back in business! Which reminds me- a few folks have asked if we’re changing the name of our blog. We’ll still … Continue reading



    Our kitchen is still one big work-in-progress, but we have had fun personalizing it, little by little, over the past few years. It started out pretty builder basic… …but with a little bit of shoestring-style dough, and whole lotta elbow … Continue reading


    Master Bedroom

    Our master bedroom is still very much a work in progress, but here are a few things we’ve had fun doing to the space since we moved in back in 2007… The room started out pretty builder basic… …but we’ve … Continue reading