Laundry Room Countertop and Reclaimed Wood Shelves

Wood Door Turned Countertop for Laundry Room | Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

One of my favorite projects things in the "new" hallway/laundry area is the old door we turned into a countertop, and the reclaimed wood we used as shelves. You may remember that we found the old door at our favorite architectural salvage shop, Southern Accents. Here's what it looked like the … [Read More...]

Finishing Touches In The Kitchen and a Built To Blossom Reminder


Kevin and I are filming the final segments of our kitchen makeover for our last webisode for The Design Network today (part two of our kids room webisode and a HUGE kids room giveaway is coming soon, too!), but I had him snap a quick pic of me in my v-neck Built To Blossom shirt because a lot … [Read More...]

Built To Blossom


Okay- it's t-shirt day over at! Here is a size chart for the Unisex t-shirts: (I am wearing a Unisex size Small in the photo above) Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut V-neck shirts: Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut Crew neck shirts: The sale … [Read More...]

Hallway/Laundry Area Makeover – Before and After

Barnlight Electric Light | The Lettered Cottage

You may remember when I blogged about our hallway before... Almost every single bit of it was tan. The trim, the walls, the ceiling, the cabinetry...even the glass part of the light fixture was a light tan color. So when the folks at Dutch Boy asked if they could come shoot a video for … [Read More...]

Adoption Update – Yesterdays

Built To Blossom T-shirt at and

"Oh, I 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 we've done a lot of Looking, Leaning, and L … [Read More...]

Kitchen Update – Antique French Door Turned Wall Mirror

The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | French Door Mirror | Boxwood Wreath | Heather Gray Island | Gray Owl Walls Lightened by 50 Percent

“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* a 165-year-old french door from New Orleans-turned-wall mirr … [Read More...]

Kitchen Update (More Decorating!) & Red Top Market Antiques

Lunch Is Now Being Served Sign | The Lettered Cottage | Kitchen

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 wanted to add something above the stove. I stood there and stared at it for a … [Read More...]

Kitchen Update – Farmhouse Cottage Style Decorating Ideas

Houseplant on Stump Slice | Decorating Kitchen Countertops | The Lettered Cottage

“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. I had some fun adding personality to the counters on … [Read More...]

Sunroom Update – Hiding The Litter Box

The Lettered Cottage | Cat Room To Hide Litter Box

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. Something a little le … [Read More...]

DIY Table Centerpiece Made From Flea Market Finds

Sewing Machine Drawer DIY Planter Project

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 thinking about using something long and slender down the center … [Read More...]

Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Living Room, Playroom, and Half Bath Reveal

Living Room Coffee Table | Zebra Rug | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

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 and I had so much fun taking pictures wh … [Read More...]

How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash | Heather Gray Island

Happy Friday! :-D 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 way) that, like me, white quartz loves to soak up some half s … [Read More...]

DIY Lamp Makeover

Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

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 how to change it for her ever since. She told me she received it as a … [Read More...]

Kourtney’s Master Bedroom – Pick My Presto

Master Bedroom | Planked Wall | Gray Lake Paint | Inspiration

Alrighty! It's presto change-o time! :-D 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 see what I came up with in presto change-o … [Read More...]