Decorating With Plates

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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 had them all laid out the way I liked them, so I attached Disc Hangers […]

Seed Sack Pillow

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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 right now! The front is an old seed sack we dug out of a barn […]

Sunroom Secretary

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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 for the sunroom a few weeks ago, and it’s just beggin’ for a coat of […]

Our Front Porch

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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, and I don’t think we’ll ever get tired of looking in that direction. We only […]

Our First Room Redo

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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, and we’d like to make the most of as many of them as possible. Because […]

House Colors

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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 one single shade of tan. The body, the trim, the underskirt, the railings, the doors…heck, […]

Our New House – Second Floor

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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 really enjoying the whole two-story thing too. I grew up in a two-story farmhouse in […]

Our New House – First Floor

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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 large storage closet and a half bath. Here’s a shot of the bathroom: Can’t wait […]

Our New House

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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 be ‘writing about life in our cottage’, so the name will stay same. Our new […]

Kitchen

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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 grease, we’re slowly but surely making it feel more “ours”… We change up the “art” […]

Master Bedroom

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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 been busy injecting more of our personality over the past few years… Here are some […]