For Sale By Owners

It’s been an interesting few weeks around here, and this picture pretty much sums up what we’ve got in the works…

Yep. We’re putting our current cottage on the market and we’re hoping to start a new adventure a little closer to Kev’s family!

They live in the next town over (about 40 minutes from our current house), so we’re hoping to sell this place and start fixing up another one closer to their neck of the woods, soon!

There are still a few rooms left to finish/completely renovate over here (laundry, mudroom, home office/2nd bedroom), not to mention a bunch of things that could use fixing up outside, but we’re hoping someone will want to pick up where we’ve left off. It’s been a really fun/comfortable place to call home over the past 5 years, and if it doesn’t sell we won’t be heartbroken…we’ll just keep fixin’ it up and try again in a year or two. (But, man, would we love to take advantage of the low interest rates right now if we can!)

Who knows what’ll happen! We look forward to posting any house selling/buying updates here on our blog, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.

In the meantime, we’ve got a guest bathroom that’s finally ready for some finishing touches, so we’ll be back soon with all the before and afters!

PS: Looking to buy a cottage-style home in the 36067 zip code?

Drop us a line at TheLetteredCottage (at) gmail (dot) com for more info and to schedule a showing!

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  1. Elizabeth M. says

    Puleese say you’re moving closer to Atlanta, LOL!! I would love to have creative neighbors like you. I need to send you pics of my kitchen. It needs a presto BAD! Good luck on the home sale:-) I am certain if i were Bama bound, I would snap it up!

  2. says

    It’s exciting and daunting – but I wish you the best of luck! I have my old house for sale right now – using a realtor though since I live in a small town. Your house is just gorgeous – a buyer would be lucky to snap it up!

  3. jordyn says

    Love love love your house! Wish I lived in the area :) me and my husband are getting ready to buy a new fixer upper as well! Any tips on things to look for when buying a cottage fixer upper?!?

  4. Amanda DeLoach says

    I just found your website thru and as I was reading things kept looking familiar and I realized you guys live in Prattville. I used to live in Prattville and I actually used to live on your street. It is my absolute favorite street in the whole city. I rented an apartment on the back of a house across the street from you guys. The owners of it took on a big project and renovated the house like you guys have. I hope you guys find a buyer who will keep the house looking as beautiful as you two have made it!

    • Layla says

      Hi Amanda! What a coincidence! 😀
      We’ve actually sold the house since that post, and we’re on the lookout for a new (old) one now!

  5. Karen says

    I know that you get a ton of questions but can I ask about that staircase with the cherries? Is that a piece of wood that you found and worked in or did it come that way? That is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!!! Love your blog and at the age of 62 you have inspired me to buy an old house and just get in there and do it! Thanks again.

    • Layla says

      Hi Karen!
      I actually found that photo online, so I’m not sure about the cherries! 😀
      Thank you so much for swinging by and saying hello today though- it’s so nice to e-meet you!

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