Category Archives: Adding Cottage Charm

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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Nautical theme table with transfer graphics

Hey remember that post where I told you that I never paid more than ten dollars for a table at an auction, except for the time that I did? Well this is that table – and again, although I don’t … Continue reading

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Re-painted furniture: tiny cottage side table makeover

Okay let’s get one thing clear: I’m terrible at “befores.” It’s not that I don’t appreciate – or want to share – a dramatic transformation. On the contrary – but sometimes I forget to take the before picture! So for this … Continue reading

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Cottage cookbook storage

I’ve been on a mission to find some cottagey storage to hold my cookbooks, and recently came upon this little cutie at the Valley Junction Antique Jamboree here in West Des Moines. She was, of course, a tad over-priced – … Continue reading

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