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1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room

It's been so fun working on a project I love so much. The 1905 Cottage is a little home I fell in love with years ago and bought about four years ago. You can read all about it here. A couple of years ago I started an addition and now I'm sharing the projects from the addition. Today I would like to share the 1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room. This is the outside of the home. The bigger … [Read more...]

How to Clean a MOLDY Outdoor Rug

How to clean a moldy outdoor rug. A couple of weeks ago I got my courtyard at the #1905Cottage all spruced up for Spring. Over the winter leaves had gotten trapped and snow had piled up to create a moldy mess! And my rug was under all of that. I didn't get it rolled up and put away in time. So as I was cleaning up the space I wondered if the rug could be salvaged. It had stains from the leaves … [Read more...]

Spring Patio Entertaining Ideas!

I get so excited when the weather warms up and Spring is in the air. One of my favorite parts of the 1905 Cottage Addition was turning the tiny 1-car garage space into a patio. I put a short fence in the front for a little privacy and a gate for easy entry. I also put an arbor over the gate. This little space is great for entertaining. So when BHG gave me the theme of Spring Outdoor … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Girls’ Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart giveaway

1905 Cottage Addition: Girls' Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart Giveaway. I've had so much fun working on the 1905 Cottage addition. We love living in our "new" old home. And this year I'll be talking all about the addition and sharing all the details - including the good and bad of turning a vintage home into a modern home on a budget. Today I am sharing my girls' shared … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Before and After DIYs!

One of the most rewarding feelings as a crafter is taking something unexciting and giving it a makeover into something you end up loving! Here are... 20 Before and After DIYs from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * Apple Crate Bookcase @ Design, Dining and Diapers Weathered Coffee Table Reveal @ Re-Fabbed Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine's Heart @ Scavenger … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Accessorize a Gallery Wall!

Happy Monday! It was a kind of gloomy, snowy weekend at the 1905 cottage but I had a fun time working on the gallery wall in my family room. I love switching things up. And Michaels has a new section called new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line which is filled with all kinds and sizes of letters and numbers. Plus marquee lights and ribbon and fabric too! Ella and I found some fun things to … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition – New Series!

Happy 2016! Are you excited for a new year? I just want to say how thankful I am for this blogging world. I've been blogging for about 8 years and it's brought so much much joy and friendships into my life. I love sharing ideas, my own and others with you. I am excited to start the year with a new series about my sweet little 1905 Cottage. The 1905 Cottage Addition - a new 2016 series all about … [Read more...]

Snowflake Pallet Card Display with Duck Tape!

It's been so fun decorating the 1905 Cottage for the holidays. I'm sending my holiday cards out this week and we have had quite a few come in so far from family and friends. I love seeing all of the beautiful cards and family pictures and I love to display them. So I thought it would be fun to create a pretty card display. And as I was thinking about it I thought it would be fun to create … [Read more...]

Lowes Holiday Makeover — Reveal in Macon, Georgia!

I have loved working with Lowes over the past few years on their blogging team: working on projects on my home, and more recently on my #1905Cottage. So when Lowes contacted me this Fall about a new exciting project I was super excited! They asked me if I would be willing to travel to one of my readers' homes and transform it for the holidays. Of course I couldn't wait! So I put out a call … [Read more...]

TV Entertainment Center to Locker Station (and giveaway)

I'm so happy that the #1905Cottage addition is almost done!! I am just in love with this little home. There isn't room for a mudroom and I knew I needed a place for my kids to take off their winter boots and keep their backpacks. And as I was perusing the Better Homes and Gardens items at Walmart I was looking for a way to create this functional space in my garage. I saw this BHG … [Read more...]