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paint it white and look for Spring

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in today under beautiful blue skies and the promise of mild sunny days for the remainder of this week. Yes, Spring is in the air and it’s time to get things going—or bust. I had a bit of a cheat in the hallway here with this light and airy white paint. I hired my dear professional painting friend to paint it for me, you know with the super high ceilings in the stairwell […]

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Old Violet painted heirloom side table

Well it’s been one of those weeks—make that two! Yes Cottage Fix friends, it’s been one of those days for about two weeks in a row I’m afraid. It all started up innocent enough with a little leak in the kitchen that Honey fixed in a jiff. And then came the car trouble while Honey was out of town which always puts a kink in our think. And to top it all off, one of the kiddos brought home the […]

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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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barely blue wall color and warm white drapes

Salutations! Well it’s hot here on the east coast to say the least. When I headed out for my morning walk with Paisley it didn’t seem that bad. But, I’m just back now from errands and it’s thick and muggy! So glad to be here in the AC with my freshly painted barely blue walls. I’m here in the family room today with a new barely blue wall color and creamy white drapes on our back slider. Actually the blue […]

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the perfect shade of gray

Salutations Cottage Fix friends and fine people of the world wide web. Gray is all the buzz this year, that’s for sure. For more reasons than just being one of the hottest color trends of the year so I hear (haven’t read the book or seen the movie still, but I’m planning on it … ahem). Anyways, back to the color of the year, that tid bit is according to my mom who read that one of this year’s winner […]

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bathroom progress and painting our second floor radiator, yikes!

Salutations! Mr. Manly and I have had quite the weekend, but we are making major strides in the upstairs bathroom. It snowed all last night into the early morning so I made buttermilk pancakes to help us recover from several days of steady work. Nothing like hot fresh pancakes while the snow is falling outside! They make you feel all cozy inside. Oh where to begin, so much has been going on. Well we painted the walls, they’re a light […]

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chippy paint cabinet

I’m afraid I might start sounding like a broken record, but here it goes. I have been recovering from the flu this week, again! The minute I started to get sick, I just couldn’t believe it. I swear I was only completely well from the first bout for roughly one full day before this second round of cooties settled in. As much as I was looking forward to winter this year, I’m done. I couldn’t be more over it. Anyways, […]

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