Tag Archives: DIY

the painted table

Happy Friday! I’m so ready for the weekend I can’t stand it! I’ve been working on my painted dining table on and off for the past couple of weeks. Oh dear, this was a project complete with meltdowns, indecision, and straight up fiasco. And I probably should add that I’m still not entirely certain what color this painted table actually is. Is it gray, maybe charcoal gray? It looks sort of brown at times. I don’t know? It’s been a […]

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pink

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! How’s things? We’re in the midst of crazy town here, always are this time of year I guess. With school back in full swing and both kiddos participating in after-school activities it can be hard to keep up with everyone’s schedules. Just call me momager. Wink! I worked on this pale pink chair all last week and it’s finally finished. There was a lot of carting it in and out to the garage and waiting […]

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super easy five minute photo display ~DIY

Salutations! Do you remember back in the day when we took pictures with film and then had them developed. I sure do. Gasp! Today I’m sharing an easy and inexpensive photo display DIY, and to top it all off, it only takes about five minutes or so to put together.I ordered these tiny little clothespins from Amazon and the hemp rope is from a local craft store. This display can be customized to accommodate any size wall space. I used […]

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chippy, shabby, chippy, shabby blue paint trunk

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I hope your summer is truck, truckin’ along good. We’re quite busy here with just the regular day-to-day kind of stuff. I always try to wrangle together a beach day when we can fit one in, usually on the weekend. Along with much of the East Coast, we’re in the midst of a nightmare heatwave and I’m about done with it. The afternoons are almost unbearable as the temperatures soar and the air gets thick and […]

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cottage style wrapping station – no stress Christmas

Well hello there busy Christmas elves of the world wide webernet! I’m feeling quite happy with myself on this fourth day of December as we count down to the big day. I’m one happy chappy and I hope to spread this good cheer your way. I’m trying to stay organized and keep things simple this year, I tend to get way too carried away. Last year this time we were just starting up a full fledged bathroom remodel—it was crazy. That […]

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blush painted dresser in Annie Sloan Antoinette chalk paint

Salutations! I’m blogging in today under sunny skies and crisp fall air. After two full days of showers and steady rain, the change is so welcome. This was my grandma’s dresser that she used in her sewing room to store fabrics and threads, buttons and such. I spent many hours plopped down on her sewing room floor watching her sew and flipping through her encyclopedia Britannica collection. Do you remember those? Now I wish I would’ve payed closer attention to […]

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shabby door with Parisian Gray chalk paint

Well hello there Cottage Fix friends! It’s been busy for me here this week, partly because Mr. Manly is away on business so I’m doing his chores too. He really helps out more than I thought around here. I hope he doesn’t see that I said that! And partly because whenever he goes out of town, I like to keep myself busy with shenanigans of the painting and shopping variety. Some of my best online purchases were made when Mr. […]

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Cottage Fix bottles and roses window art

Salutations! It’s playtime here at Cottage Fix. Oh yes this fine weather we’re having has got me in a cheery mood indeed. I created a whimsical window display with recycled bottles, white pitchers, and fresh roses. This is my favorite little corner at the moment with pink and purple blooms, Miss French Flax chair, and a nubby warm blanket. I keep coming in here to work, but really I sit and gaze at my window art display. Somebody snap me […]

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