Tag Archives: entry

creating a gallery wall

Salutations! Welcome to a project that took me way too long to complete. Here’s our big fat white wall right smack dab when you enter through our front door, the one that’s been keeping me up at night for, oh I’d say the past four years. It’s a ton of wall space and I couldn’t seem to figure out what in the world to do with it. When we first brought in the piano I hung a large mirror over […]


DIY row of hooks, cottage fix style

DIY hooks

To say that I have been obsessing over a row of hooks for the front entry would be… lets say on the gentle side. I believe I have gone completely hook mad! I have checked all of my usual shops and searched every other day on etsy and ebay. I did find a couple I really liked, but apparently I have very expensive taste. Which is a little surprising considering my top picks are chippy, weathered, and old. I also […]


cottage fix paints again & Derby’s debut

cottage entry with Derby the dog

The key to a stress free, successful paint job is getting started early, having all of your materials ready to go, and taking your time.  So today was paint day and I woke early, excited and a little weary too at the task at hand.  Painting is not one of my favorite chores to tackle. Before getting started I go for a walk, especially if I’m going to be stuck inside painting all day after all.  The fresh air will […]