Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Videos!

I added some extra footage to the bottom of yesterdays post, for those who want to learn more about the sanding pads, brushes and stain I used. Oh, and there's one of Mr. LC doing his "thang" there too. :-)

Hope you're having an incredible weekend in your neck of the woods.
Hey? Where IS "your neck of the woods"? I always wonder what city the folks reading my blog call home.

Layla :-)

157 comments:

PatQ said...

Viewing from Chicago here.

lablaylock@gmail.com said...

Hey Layla, great video. I'm sure HGTV is going to snatch you up soon!

By the way, "my neck of the woods" is Ringgold, Georgia (just outside of Chattanooga, TN). Have a great weekend...looking forward to seeing your next project.

Dianne said...

I live in Richmond, TX...which is a suburb of Houston on the Southwest side.

RuthieB said...

I'm in Fort Worth, TX!

beth said...

We are in Hermiston, Oregon. On the Eastern side of the state, in the desert. Even though we do not live on the beach, that is the look I love in my home, so I like to call our house our little beach cottage in the desert. :)

jennifer said...

Hi Layla!
My neck of the woods is East of Dallas, Texas.

Take Care,
Jennifer

slip4 said...

I live in Richmond, VA. I love your blog and get so excited when I see a new posting in my Google Reader. One question: I love the look of bamboo blinds and want to use them in my kitchen's breakfast table area. When measuring, should the blinds fit within the frame of the window, or be a little wider? I plan to buy the less expensive ones from Target or Home Depot. There are 8 windows to cover and I can't afford to do custom.

Shelly and Todd said...

Hey girl. Loved the vid. We just redid an old armoire that we yanked out of our neighbors basement (For Free!) and the best part was throwing the poly on and watching it come back to life. I am a painted furniture kinda gal, but I'm so glad we let this one be.
- Shelly from Eau Claire, WI (near the twin cities)

Anonymous said...

Hot and Humid Charleston South Carolina

Jacqueline said...

My city is London really, although I live 30 minutes outside, but I'm very proud to be a Londoner as it's my favourite city in the world ( although there are some others that are pretty good !!!! )
Great videos. XXXX

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I have been following it for a little while, it is great inspiration. Our home always has a project going on. I have been able to turn my passion into a way to earn money. I go to estate sales, goodwill ect. and take those finds , change them up a bit and bring them together to create a room that is wonderful. I really enjoy doing this. I live on the northern Oregon coast. (Area where kindergarten cop, Goonies and others were filmed) I love your work too!!! Lisa

Country Reflections said...

Commenting from northern Michigan! Just found your blog and read with great interest about your kitchen cupboards re-do! I love the corbells under the cabinets and hope to do the same with mine!
Love your blog.....Mary

mimi charmante said...

Good morning and happy Sunday~
Seattle is where I call home. Gorgeous summers and, well, a bit gray and wet in the winter...
Have a fabulous rest of your weekend,
xo

Antoinette Seminario-Skinner said...

Love reading your blog! Originally from Peru, raised in Fort Lauderdale, and currently living in Cadiz, KY. We are trying to fix up our fixer-upper as well. My husband and I are total opposites, I love all things nautical, and he is the country boy. Funny, we bought a Cape Cod style home out in the country. Always looking for new ideas while we try to blend our different tastes and styles!! I always look forward to seeing what you are up to!!

Peanut-Butter Kitty said...

Layla,
Checking in from lovely Lodi, California. Read your blog almost everyday to see what's new. I really like your kitchen, it has inspired me to maybe paint my cabinets white because it is so small. Just wanted to say keep up the "inspiring".

Kelsey said...

As of today, I am in Minneapolis proper. But we move to the suburbs on Thursday of this week, and I'll have to start from scratch on adding character to our new place!

Kelly Crow said...

Combine, Texas is where I call home. I am southeast of Dallas, live in a town of about 2500. I love your blog and your creativity!

Pam said...

Love, love, love your blog and your easy, breezy style! thanks for the inspiration! From Roseville, CA (Sacramento area)

3egirls said...

I live in Rockford, MI.....a small town just north of Grand Rapids.

Love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Lori said...

Love your blog Layla ~ visiting you from Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada.

Happy Nester said...

Layla, I am visiting you from Lakeland, Florida.
I love the way you and Mr. LC work together. My husband and I tackle every project around our house as a team, as well.
I feel it brings us closer. Love your blog.

SoSoBella Designs said...

This reader is in Seal Beach, California, a great little town I am so happy to live in. I too love your blog. Painted my kitchen recently. Was given that little extra push reading blogs, one of them being yours :O)
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo

Pam said...

I live in Elwood, IN. It's a small town in the heart of Hoosierland - surrounded by cornfields. It's really quite lovely!

Marcy said...

Greetings from Connecticut!

I love what you've done with your home - lots of fun to read your blog!

Shelby said...

hi layla! i'm in Troy,IL which is a small town just outside of St. Louis, MO

Julia said...

El Paso, Texas!

Lori said...

Another reader from Seattle, WA. Working on a tiny cottage built in 1910. I love your inspirational ideas. I can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks!!

Carol Ann said...

Viewing from Calgary, Alberta Canada

April in CT said...

Originally from a little town in GA, but currently living in CT. We move around a bit because hubby is in the military.

The bench is fantastic! Can't wait to have our own house again some day to work on.

Rochelle said...

Looking in on you from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada....love all your great ideas and projects!
Rochellle

Dianne said...

Hi...I can't believe there is another Dianne and spelled with 2 n's! I am in N.C. and read you daily!

Renee said...

I'm from Olympia, WA and just bought my first home with my husband. We move in next week, but I'm already prepping for all the things I can do to make the home mine. (I'm a tad excited)! Your blog has been extremely helpful - THANK YOU!

JBH or Mom said...

My "neck of the woods" is Boise, Idaho. Been a blog stalker for several months now.

In the past couple of weeks I've even used your paint concoction and have gone black for my kitchen cabinets. LOVE IT!

Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Julie

Heather said...

I read your blog from a Georgian Air Force Base town.

Nancy said...

Love to read your blog from
Birmingham, Al

Sonia said...

Hi Layla


writing from Tampa, fl!

Love your blog

Bonnie said...

Greetings from Calgary, Alberta, Canada...in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Lubbock here we come said...

I am viewing from Midland, TX. We are just ahead of moving into our first rental house here in the USA after having lived in Germany for eight and a half years. So we got a lot of design and decoaration issues coming up....LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and I am sure I will get a lot of inspiration out of it!

Ilka

Karli @ RockyBella said...

Layla,
I loved your bench video. Totally cracked me up, it was like I was doing a project with a friend in the back yard. =)
I always enjoy your blog.
...From Karli in Bakersfield, California.

Kristie said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of weeks now and more recently folling you on Twitter. This is my first post. Lots of inspiration at The Lettered Cottage! I love your style!! My neck of the woods is Friedens Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog from Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Lisa

Anonymous said...

shouting out from Gresham, Oregon (sub of portland)

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog from Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Lisa

Anonymous said...

LOve your blog here on Lawn-guy-lend, NY! (For you out of towners that is Long Island)
-Muffy

Krista said...

Meridian, Mississippi here.

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

We are a military family currently stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky (with the gold vault). The last day of July we move to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and we're very excited.
I really enjoy your blog!! And your drop cloth drape idea is #1 on my list for decorating our new home! After unpacking, of course.

Aura said...

Norman, Oklahoma!

~Linds~ said...

My "neck of the woods" is Overland Park, KS. Just outside of Kansas City, Missouri!!

Gwen said...

Central coast of California here, think Hearst Castle and you are there.

Have a great Sunday!

Michelle said...

Reading your blog from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho here.

Katie said...

Just moved from TN to a far western suburb of Chicago called Geneva. So far we like it but we will really see after the winter.

Anonymous said...

love your blog! You have the best ideas! Following from Greensboro, North Carolina!

sheppy said...

Hi,

while, I'm originally from California, I call Paris, France home now.
Thanks for all of the inspiration.
E

clairedulalune said...

Hello my orginal neck of the woods is Belfast, but now it is Liverpool UK!

Lori E said...

Greetings from Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada.
A gorgeous sunny day here and I am heading back outside.

Evy said...

Enjoying your blog all the way from Sofia, Bulgaria, South-eastern Europe!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Checking in from a suburb of Chicago.

The Domestic Chick said...

Northern Kentucky...close to Cincinnati, OH.

TheOldPostRoad said...

Madison, Georgia

The O's said...

Love your blog and so far....looks like I'm the only one from Des Moines, Iowa! =)

Sarah said...

Greetings from the Detroit area (Redford, MI). I love your blog and always look forward to new posts. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing of your great ideas! -Sarah

NicNacManiac said...

Thanks for the Inspiration from Pickering, Ontario, Canada!! oXoX

sweetcindy said...

Hi! I'm Cindy from Alberta Canada. I've just come across you today and love your style!! I look forward to following your blog and seeing your ideas come together:)

Di said...

When you become rich and famous, please don't ever change or forget about us who loved you in your humble beginnings.
I'm in Mockingbird Canyon, CALIF.

Courtney Baker said...

Nashville... or Nashvegas as we locals refer to it.

B said...

Shout out from "finally summery" Boston, MA! Love your blog and eagerly look for updates.... I think your next project might include an artsy map with pins to keep track of your readers! You got quite a response and its so fun to read where we all hail from. Keep up the fantastic work.

a King's daughter said...

Coweta, Oklahoma! Love the blog. I'm inspired to make changes daily. Keep up the good work ~ and they crazy fun!

Anonymous said...

Daytona Beach, FL (in a bad 80s home complete with sunken pit with a 2 walls of conquina shell).

Anonymous said...

Lafayette, LA here. Love your blog!

Julie G. said...

Hi Layla,

I read your blog from Tucson!

Anonymous said...

Lafayette, LA here. Love your blog!

blessedpath said...

St.Louis and it is raining outside all day. Perfect day to blog or start a project:)

Anonymous said...

Jersey Girl here! Love your blog.

Carla said...

Hi Layla!! I L.O.V.E. your blog and all the great ideas you have!! When we purchase our little cottage, I for sure want you to help me with the kitchen!!! My neck of the woods is Elizabethton, Tennessee....have a great day!!!

PS...What band does your husband play in?

Sandie said...

Enjoying your blog in Ardmore, Alabama. As norh in Alabama as you can go!

stayday said...

All the way down under- Canberra, Australia

Shannon and Carey said...

Austin for now but my home is Tulsa :)

Stacy said...

Just outside of Boston, MA here!

Denise said...

Love your blog! We live in the mountains of western North Carolina very near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Elaine said...

Phoenix, AZ here.....always look forward to your posts....love your clean, fresh style!

Gloria said...

Hi Layla,
I always LOVE to see what you're up to in 'your neck of the woods'.... I adore your style and try to get a daily fix by reading your blog! I live just outside of St. Louis. ~ Gloria

Maria said...

Philadelphia

cheryl said...

LOVE the Lettered Cottage! Reading your blog from Sydney Australia...
Thanks for the inspiration!!

Paige said...

I a viewing from Glenview, IL. I was in Jacksonville, FL for almost 10 years before here. I am from Texas.

Jessica said...

strawberry plains, tn!

fixing to be new market, tn in a few short weeks!

marcia said...

San Antonio TEXAS! :)

Anne said...

Madison, Wisconsin!

barbj said...

Negaunee Michigan which is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior. Great Video!!!

Sherry's Garden said...

I live outside Ann Arbor, MI. Thanks so much for the design tip regarding canvas drop cloths for curtains! I purchased one and made an altered version of roman shades for my son's room!

Christine Peterson said...

Howdy, from Calgary Alberta Canada ;)

The Mermaid Cottage said...

Hi Layla - I enjoy your blog very much and think you are quite talented! I'm from New Era, MI...a great little town by the shore of Lake Michigan (three hours north of Chicago). I enjoy cottage style and am happy to say that you can see fantastic examples of it all along our beaches on the "west coast" of Michigan. :)Sheila

Anonymous said...

Hello from Lindstrom, MN!

Anonymous said...

Originally from Ames, Iowa, now enjoying your blog from Kobe, Japan. Can't wait for the next project!
Kiley

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Layla! I really enjoyed your video!! I stop in all the time because I'm striving to get my home to reflect a style similar to yours! You are adorable!!! I'm a bloggie from West Virginia and yes we do have computers here!!!lol BUT I'm a transplant from Boston, Massachusetts (suburb) Keep those fantastic ideas coming please! Sincerely, Jeannette

Kerrie said...

Chicagoland area! Very inspiring blog. Thank You and keep up the great work!

Brighton said...

Seabrook, Texas.

Cindy said...

Hi Layla: North of Boston, MA is our primary home; our weekend home (where I painted my wet bar and kitchen cabinets based on your advice!!!) is in a community on a lake in NH.

Laura said...

I'm a transplant from Ohio, reading from the state of Washington. I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Lovin your blog from Ottawa Ohio near Toledo.

Bonnie said...

Sending you sunshine from Austin, Texas!

Liss @ Ordinary Exultations said...

Another Texan here...I'm in Houston. :)

Dave, Danielle + Luke said...

Loving your ideas from Hershey, Pennsylvania!

junkgarden said...

Hi Layla. Love your blog. I've been following it since Day One.
Coming to you from Charleston, WV.

Lisa said...

Love your blog.

I live in Booval, which is a town about 40 minutes west of Brisbane, Australia.

Christy said...

Hey Layla, just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog!! I look forward to checking in every day. I'm following your blog from Virginia.. the southwestern part of the state near the border of Tn & Ky.

..... said...

I'm in Arizona!!

Anonymous said...

I'm in Arizona!

Anonymous said...

Layla-
I just want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I completely agree that you should be on HGTV!! You are extremely talented and funny!! I was cracking up at you stopping in mid-sentence when the moth and bee kept flying by! LOL!!! :)

Anyway...I am a Minnesota girl just like you!! I grew up in Burnsville but now I am living in Syracuse, NY!

Ronna said...

Loving your blog from Las Vegas!

Dana said...

Looks like you can add McCook, Nebraska to your map! If you are ever in my neighborhood feel free to stop by my cottage!

Anonymous said...

Love the video you are hilarious! Wish you were on hgtv... I would be hooked!!! I am from ALEXANDRIA MINNESOTA!
-Mel

Jenn said...

I'm on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada!

Leslie~Wayward Rose Cottage said...

Hey Layla! Love your blog, your style and wonderful sense of humor and imagination. And the way you get so excited about so many little things. As to where I am from,looks like I am in good company as I see many fellow Oregonians have been watching you too. I am an Oregonian by birth, and just love my state. We have such a beautiful coast, lovely valleys, great mountains and then the desert. All in one state...so cool! For the last 23 years, I have made my home in Eugene, in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley. However, I am only an hour away from the coast which has to be my most favorite part of living here. Keep it up, girl...you are going places! --Leslie

Aly sun said...

Glad to see the NW represented! I am from western Oregon, live on a farm, and simply adore your style and CHEAPNESS. It warms my heart to read about your deals.

Magpie said...

Hey Layla! More great work... love the beer garden bench. I'm reading up on you from Southwest Missouri, between Springfield and Branson!

Catmull's said...

Loving your blog from Layton, Utah.

Tiffany said...

Checking in from Portland, Oregon!

armymom said...

I live in Paris,Texas and was born and raised in Arab Al. That will always be my home....even though I have lived here 26 yrs now. Lots of family there. Mom,Dad and Sis

chunnym said...

Clovis, California
(Located right in the center of California. Known for it's agriculture.)

Laura said...

Guten Morgen aus Stuttgart, Germany! :o) We're Americans living in Germany with our 3 goofy kids and loving every minute of life.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Nori said...

Loving your blog from So Cal :)

Kate said...

Hi Layla!

Writing from Edinburgh, Scotland.

LOVE your blog - so inspiring :-)

Bryan, Jen, Noah and Kiki too! said...

Hey Layla! I'm a loyal reader on the island of Oahu, Hawaii ~ I love checking out your Lettered Cottage, and getting some inspiration for our beachy cottage ;) I always look forward to your updates ~ keep up the good work!

Aloha! :)
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, I'm from Sydney, Australia

ByTheSea said...

Oregon Cosst here : )

Pernilla said...

Hi! Love your blog! You can find me in Boras, Sweden!

Tracey said...

Cool video..checking it out from Crystal, Minnesota

Alissa said...

Hi Layla, Just purchased a bench exactly like yours from a really cool store in Minneapolis. It was already painted an awesome turquoise color. Looks great on my deck!!

Anonymous said...

Brantford ON, Canada

~Jacinda

Anonymous said...

Hi Layla. I'm saying 'G'day' from Melbourne, Australia.

The Flynns said...

I've been hooked on your blog since we moved to our new home last year. You're so inspiring!! We live in Champaign, IL (home to the University of Illinois)!

Anonymous said...

My neck of the woods is New Brunswick, Canada (east coast).

Amanda said...

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Love your blog!

Sarah said...

Love your blog it is so fabulous. By the way I am near Branson Missouri

Jaime @ A Place Out West said...

I'm a new reader in Tucson, AZ. Glad I found your blog (through Kimba)!

vanessa said...

I'm in Auburn. Don't know if you have been to Angels Antiques lately, but there is a store beside it called Resurect that you must go to. It is so awesome. There is a post about it on my blog.

Tiff and Chris said...

Love your blog! San Antonio, Texas

Candy said...

Hey Layla! I'm from NW Wisconsin, about 75 miles from Mpls/St Paul. The closest I get to the ocean is Lake Superior!

G said...

I'm reading from Washington, DC and I absolutely adore your blog! Especially the vids and tutorials. I think you are way too good for Design Star and should have your own DIY Network show already!

Alicia said...

Hey Layla,
Just recently found your blog and am totally hooked! And the fact that you're a fellow MN-raised girl is a plus :) I'm currently live in the Des Moines, IA area, but grew up in Fergus Falls, MN.

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

I'm in Louisville, KY.

Kelly said...

Hey y'all!! Kelly here from Mandeville, Louisiana, just across the lake from New Orleans!!

Lirael said...

Hi Layla!
I enjoy your blog from all the way across the Atlantic... I live in Groningen, a city in the north of The Netherlands!
That headbord is screaming to be used in some great project of yours, especially for only 20 dollars!
I somehow ended up on your blog looking for interior ideas for my dollshouse and I haven't stopped reading since :)

momentum said...

Paso Robles, CA...the Central Coast

I HATE BEES, TOO!!!

New to your site and love it! Keep it coming.

Ruth P. said...

From Rockaway, NJ - I enjoy your blog a lot! Thank you for all the effort you are making to make it interesting!

countryrosegal said...

Adorable video! I visit everyday from Omaha, Nebraska.
I cannot wait to see the new headboard bench ~

Sarah

Laura said...

Kingsville, Ontario. Canada's most southern town and a yardsalers paradise!!

Linda said...

I love reading your blog...and I'm in Dallas, TX!

Jaime said...

Just a few miles outside of Phoenix... I am visting from Tempe, Arizona! We are the home of Arizona State University...

Hedy King said...

French Lick Indiana, close to nowhere! Your's is my favorite blog..I love your reading room. Hope to see more on the house next door soon. Thanks for offering your lovely products, too. Hedy King

Nutmeg said...

Chicago, IL!

Ruth said...

Hi, Layla! I am viewing from Alto Pass, IL, in the Shawnee National Forest. It is so rural that high-speed internet is not an option. Because of this, I really appreciate it when you post pictures along with your videos, which I am rarely able to view due to timeouts.

I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

Kelly in Katy, Tx.. another suburb of Houston,on the west side.
Love your kitchen !!! I have the same headboard sitting in my garage waiting for me to paint it.
I can't wait to see what you do with yours.
Thanks for all the inspiration.

Kelly said...

Kelly in Katy, Tx.. another suburb of Houston,on the west side.
Love your kitchen !!! I have the same headboard sitting in my garage waiting for me to paint it.
I can't wait to see what you do with yours.
Thanks for all the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog (like everyone here)! One of the best out there in blog-land I've seen. Checking in regularly from Albany, NY.

mamaredhead said...

Little Rock. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Loretta said...

Great post..You should consider networking with the moms in the bizymoms Clovis community.