Category Archives: Adding Cottage Charm

Fall mantle decor

Okay so right away I have to admit, I don’t have a fireplace. Therefore, I don’t have an actual mantle to decorate. But what I do have… are cabinets! About four of them, in fact… and because each of them … Continue reading

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How to bring thrift store finds together for a cohesive look

One of the biggest challenges in creating your cottage style (or any style!) with thrift store finds is achieving a cohesive result in your actual decorating. Acquiring items over time and from different sources probably means that nothing matches – … Continue reading

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DIY: a new skirt for my cottage kitchen sink

Happy new year, friends! I hope your transition to 2018 was a good one. Mine definitely was – I was quite content to spend NYE and NYD at home, because of the absolute frigid temperatures here. It has been below … Continue reading

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Upcycled chairs get a storybook look

I’m hosting a Christmas cookie party in early December, so I’ve been on the hunt for a couple extra dining chairs that I can pull in if needed for my guests. I scored four – one pair was free, and … Continue reading

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Upcycled cottage decor project: sawhorse coffee table

I wanted to do another upcycled coffee table after the success of my children’s playroom activity table, but it took awhile to make it happen! When Greg and I were pickers, one of the things we always looked for was … Continue reading

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