Flurniture and Fabrics

Well, I wanted to film a video of our latest junkin’ excursion, but somebody with blonde hair, whose name rhymes with Kayla, forgot to charge the video camera battery the night before, so unfortunately this is all we got… BUT,we did have our regular camera with us, so we did manage to get a still […]

Our Dining Room "Wonder Wall"


Remember that hidden doorway I told you we recently discovered in our dining room… Well, today I thought I’d post the video we shot the night we uncovered it. (Warning: The following video contains un-styled hair, an un-made up face and creepy lighting conditions. Those with weak stomachs may wanna skip it.) Ta Da! Whaddya […]

Sealing the Butcher Block Countertop

We fiiiiinally took the time to seal our new butcher block countertop over the past couple of days. Yesss! We didn’t stain it, (we’re going to have natural-colored hardwood floors in the dining and living rooms eventually) and we don’t plan to use it to chop or prepare food on, so we just used two […]

Our Blank Slate Master Bedroom

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article for HGTV.com that focused on master bedroom decorating ideas for small, medium and large budgets. And while I was thrilled about the opportunity- I did have to chuckle a bit when presented with the assignment because, you see, I myself don’t actually have a beautifully-decorated master […]

The Lettered Color

Here’s a little video I shot while Kevin mixed up a color for our hallway…(I just realized I had the Back Light button on the whole time, so sorry it’s so bright!) I’m happy to report that the walls and ceiling are painted as of today! Yahoo! The trim isn’t quite all up yet though, […]

Headboard Bench Video

Here’s a quick video Mr. LC shot while I was out of town last Monday. For those of you who can’t see video, we’ll post photos that he shot while working on the project soon! (You can also go to YouTube.com and type in “theletteredcottage headboard” and it’ll come up there too) FYI- Mr.LC selected […]

More Videos!

I added some extra footage to the bottom of yesterdays post, for those who want to learn more about the sanding pads, brushes and stain I used. Oh, and there’s one of Mr. LC doing his “thang” there too. Hope you’re having an incredible weekend in your neck of the woods.Hey? Where IS “your neck […]

Beer Garden Bench Re-do

I decided to tackle the Beer Garden Bench project this week and I may not have done it the “right” way, but I wanted the bench to have a very rustic feel, so “my way” worked for me! I didn’t use primer on the metal legs because I don’t really care if they get bumped […]

Coastal Living Idea House 2008

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Working in the Kitchen today

Since it seems to be the most popular room in the cottage- I’m doing some work in the Kitchen today…I’ll post new photos tomorrow! Here’s a hint about the inspiration behind the what I’m working on… …can you guess what is going on? Layla