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How to Paint an Exterior Door – Four Easy Steps

How to paint an exterior door - four easy steps  How to Paint an Exterior Door - Four Easy Steps for Curb Appeal I love a colorful front door. I had a yellow door at the #1905Cottage and it made me smile every time I saw it. So when we moved into our new home this summer I knew I wanted a colorful door. The questions was what color? I didn't want to do yellow again because this … [Read more...]

Black and White Fall Pillows – Mix and Match Patterns

  Black and White Fall Pillows  How to mix and match patterns Black and White Fall Pillows -  mix and match patterns. We are still loving our bright Word Market couch. You might remember that I bought it online without being able to read any reviews or being able to test it out. We were so relieved when it came and it turns out that it is comfortable and we love the way it … [Read more...]

Industrial Coffee Table Makeover

Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Table Makeover. I love Industrial style but I also love the bright clean colors and elements in modern farmhouse style. Our new home has a little bit of a beachy vibe with the pale green walls, planking, wainscoting and pale green glass backsplash in the kitchen. For some reason I have had such a hard time getting my furniture to work in our new house. The living room … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Family Room

Modern Farmhouse Style Family Room. I have a little bit of style ADD I think. I like so many different styles. I felt really comfortable in the cottage with a modern cottage vibe. But when we moved away from the cottage I knew I was ready for a brighter more colorful look. I am always drawn to the farmhouse style with a modern twist. And the area of the community where I live there is a lake and a … [Read more...]

Make a Summer Outdoor Room

Make a Summer Outdoor Room. I may be a little obsessed with those mattress bed swings - is that what they're called - that are all over Pinterest. The ones that hang from the ceiling. I've wanted to make one ever since we did the Daybreak Blogger House about four years ago. So when we moved into our new home and I saw that we have TWO covered porches I was so excited. And in the move all of my … [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...]

20 DIY Spring Wreaths!

20 DIY Spring Wreaths. I love making wreaths. Sometimes I wonder if I should have started a blog specializing in wreaths haha. I make one each year for all of the holidays. I looked at the planter area on the porch at the 1905 Cottage the other morning and I saw flowers starting to poke out! It made me excited for Spring. And of course my mind is spinning with Spring wreath ideas. Get inspired … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Pergola/Trellis Update

1905 Addition: Pergola/Trellis Update. 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 how I used a lightweight and inexpensive pergola to tie the old side … [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...]

How to Decorate with Black and White

I love Christmas but I also love putting all of the Christmas things away. This year I love black and white for winter. And I have a couple of big floating shelves in my family room at the 1905 cottage that are fun to decorate. So I pulled out all of my black and white things and I love the way everything looks for Winter. Black and white is a fresh way to decorate for the new year. Here are some … [Read more...]