The Lettered Cottage Interior Design Blogs | Decorating Blogs | Cottage Style Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:23:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Adoption Update – Yesterdays Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:20:17 +0000 “Oh, I believe…in yesterday.” -Paul McCartney *** Our adoption adventure officially began in December of 2012, (note: I’m calling it an adoption “adventure” vs. an adoption “process” to help keep my focus on the Wonder vs. the wait lately. ) and … Continue reading ]]> 22 Kitchen Update – Antique French Door Turned Wall Mirror Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:04:25 +0000 “The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” -Maya Angelou *** I couldn’t stop at the sign, y’all. I *had* to hang something on the wall by the pantry, too. I mean, didn’t it just *need* … Continue reading ]]> 60 Kitchen Update (More Decorating!) & Red Top Market Antiques Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:38:43 +0000 Remember that “Lunch Now Being Served” sign I blogged about last year? Well, it’s hanging in a new spot in the kitchen as of today: After I got done decking out the countertops the other day, I felt like I … Continue reading ]]> 18 Kitchen Update – Farmhouse Cottage Style Decorating Ideas Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:47:40 +0000 “Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories. -Nate Berkus *** After space planning, adding the “little things” is definitely my favorite part when it comes to any room makeover. … Continue reading ]]> 36 Sunroom Update – Hiding The Litter Box Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:39:49 +0000 Raise your hand if your dog likes to get into your cat’s food bowl and/or litter box? Ours sure does. We’ve had that gate in front of “Kit-Cat’s closet” for the past year, but I’ve been determined to figure something else out. … Continue reading ]]> 84 DIY Table Centerpiece Made From Flea Market Finds Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Today’s DIY project started with an antique doorknob set, an old sewing machine drawer… …and three faux herb plants I picked up at Joann Fabrics when I noticed they were marked 70% off a couple of months ago: I’ve been … Continue reading ]]> 27 Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Living Room, Playroom, and Half Bath Reveal Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:40:54 +0000 I’m soooo excited to share some more of Ashley’s before and after photos today! You remember my friend Ashley, right? The one who bought this falling-apart (and full of cats!) fixer: Well, she and her hubby are officially done fixing it up! Kevin … Continue reading ]]> 27 How To Clean White Quartz Countertops Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:08:36 +0000 Happy Friday! Seems like more and more folks are asking how we’re liking our Frosty Carrina countertops, so I thought I’d blog a little bit about them here today. We have really enjoyed them so far, BUT, I have learned (the hard … Continue reading ]]> 28 DIY Lamp Makeover Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:37:26 +0000 A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project I helped work on at my friend Debbie’s house. Remember the armoire we transformed? Well, she sent me home with one of her table lamps that day, and I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading ]]> 71 Kourtney’s Master Bedroom – Pick My Presto Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:31:20 +0000 Alrighty! It’s presto change-o time! Remember the master bedroom photos Kourtney sent me last week? Well, I had some fun with them in Photoshop this weekend, and if you move your cursor back and forth over the photos below, you can … Continue reading ]]> 31