The Lettered Cottage Interior Design Blogs | Decorating Blogs | Cottage Style Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:23:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hallway Makeover – Design Plan Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:25:19 +0000 At the top of the steps, and beyond the blue door, there’s a 3′ x 11′ hallway… Our laundry area and walk-in closet are on the left side of it, and our master bedroom sits at the end of it: … Continue reading ]]> 26 Our Boys Bedroom – Decorating Update Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:24:44 +0000 It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an adoption update, but it sounds like the things are fiiiiinally starting to move a little down there in Haiti! We’re hearing that  appointments for Children’s Court (a new step in the Haitian … Continue reading ]]> 54 Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – Mint Green Secretary Makeover Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:46:41 +0000 I painted the secretary this weekend and I just love the way it turned out! Thanks again to Marian for creating such a sweet color for me! (Here’s a link to her post about it if you’re interested in mixing … Continue reading ]]> 49 Debbie’s China Cabinet Makeover Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:39:48 +0000 Today’s post was written by my friend, Debbie. We met at church a couple of years ago, and she has been such an inspiration to me! We worked on a piece of furniture at her house recently, and I thought … Continue reading ]]> 26 Accent Tables Are My Favorite Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:05:12 +0000 I’ve been refinishing the top of our coffee table this week… I’ve got a thing for accent tables. Sure, I love a nice sofa or chair, but it’s the tables next to them that really make my heart sing! My … Continue reading ]]> 12 Decorating The Kitchen – Farmhouse Art Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:20:22 +0000 So, remember a couple weeks ago when I mentioned that I wanted to re-paint the secretary that I pulled into the kitchen? Well, my mint green milk paint is on its way here (woo hoo- thanks again for creating “Layla’s Mint”, Marian!) and I’m … Continue reading ]]> 24 Embroidery Hoop Art Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:37:33 +0000 It started with really good intentions, y’all. Intentions to create a fun piece of art to hang in our sonny boy’s room. It started with a four dollar embroidery hoop from JoAnn’s… …and a yard of pom-pom fringe, and a cloth napkin … Continue reading ]]> 41 What Love Looks Like (Part Two) Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:06:07 +0000 “The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” ―Rick Warren *** Wow, y’all. Your comments on Monday’s post (What Love Looks Like) were so powerful to read! … Continue reading ]]> 14 What Love Looks Like Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:48:33 +0000 “Love to be real, it must cost. It must empty us of self.” ―Mother Teresa *** “You know that Love looks like something, right? ” “It does”, Pastor Tommy said at church last week. “Love is action…and it usually costs us something.” And with that, … Continue reading ]]> 90 Cottage Kitchen Update – Milk Painted Secretary Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:09:37 +0000 Remember the secretary I painted and planned to use in the sunroom? Well, it’s in the kitchen now. I never really did end up using it as a full-time computer desk, so I thought I’d try it over here for … Continue reading ]]> 68