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10 Ways to Make A Small Kitchen Seem Larger!!

10 ways to make a small kitchen seem larger at tatertots and jello

I've had so many emails and comments on the #1905Cottage remodel kitchen. I thought it might be fun to show some different ways that we used design and planning to make the space seem bigger.     1. Use open shelving to maximize storage but also keep the room as open as possible. We used custom-made shelving that we added before the tile was laid; it was custom-made to match the cabinetry and the … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage Kitchen Reveal!!

1905cottage kitchen before and after

I have some fun news coming regarding the #1905Cottage. I just love that little house. But in the meantime -- here's the kitchen reveal!!   And did I ever tell you why the kitchen reveal took so long?? When we took the bathroom floor up and looked underneath the cottage we discovered that the cottage's sewer line was collapsed - so we had to get an entire new sewer line all the way to the … [Read more...]

Super Easy Industrial Shelving DIY [#LowesCreator]

industrial shelves in the pantry DIY

This post sponsored by Lowe's. I was in Crate and Barrel last month and really liked this industrial shelving -- but it was $1499! But I didn't have time to learn to weld, and  I knew I wanted to put my own spin on the project for the #1905Cottage pantry: You'll love this easy to assemble industrial shelving project. There are slightly less expensive options, to be sure, but I … [Read more...]

Christmas at the #1905Cottage, A Home Tour, and free Holiday Chalkboard Flag Printables!!

christmas merry and bright free printables

Are you all decorated for Christmas?? I just love this time of the year. And it's so fun because this year I also got to decorate the #1905Cottage for the holidays. I just love that little home that we have been renovating!! Hello!! I'm so excited you are here. If you are visiting from The Chronicles of Home - thanks for stopping by. Isn't Jennifer's home amazing??   I'm excited … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage: Full Bathroom Renovation [Reveal!]

1905 cottage bathroom redo

It's time to share one of the biggest parts of the 1905 Cottage renovation ... the bathroom! We knew it was going to be one of the biggest projects. A bathroom is a major project in any house, but in this nearly 110-year old house, it was extra exciting. We knew we'd have some unpleasant surprises, but we didn't expect what we found ... So here's what we did to renovate this bathroom … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage – New Address Plaque!!

new house numbers

   I added a new Address Plaque to the 1905 Cottage.    I just love the way it looks by the front door!!  Here's how I created the Address Plaque: … [Read more...]

Making My Home More Energy Efficient!

nest thermometer energy efficient

As part of the Lowe's Creative Team, one of our August challenges was Making Our Home More Energy Efficient. I know this isn't a sexy topic, but it really is one that is important and one that I wanted to tackle. When we were doing the BIG demolition and construction at the 1905 Cottage, we discovered that none of the wiring in the whole house was grounded. Can you believe that? Much of the … [Read more...]

DIY How To Make Modern Planked Walls #1905Cottage

DIY Modern Planked Walls at Tatertots and Jello

  I was so inspired by the hall on the main floor of the 2012 Parade of Homes blogger house that I worked on last Summer! I knew that I wanted to do something similar in my 1905 cottage! (I changed mine a bit from what we did there.) I love this treatment because it adds architectural interest to a room or wall and can even make the room or space look larger. It's not hard to create … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth and Favorite Things This Week!

rhonna pic

Happy Fourth of July!!  I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday if you are celebrating! I'm having a little open house at my 1905 Cottage today and I'm super excited about it! I'll be putting pictures on my Instagram Account throughout the day of different rooms. Connect with me there to join in the fun! I might even make an Instagram video of the cottage and post … [Read more...]

Beachy Wood Shim Star Bunting and Wood Flag (tutorial)!

beachy star garland and flag at tatertots and jello

Our June challenge from Lowes was to create a Patriotic Project. I thought it would be fun to make a wood bunting and flag to display. I wanted to create a "beachy" patriotic feel. It's perfect if you have a home that doesn't go with the traditional "Red White and Blue" theme. Here's how I made the Wood Shim Bunting and Flag: … [Read more...]