One Room Challenge: Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Plan-ORC :: An Oregon Cottage

I’m so excited to be able to participate in this fall’s One Room Challenge! Have you heard of it? It’s a semi-annual event that is the brainchild of Linda from Calling It Home where she and 19 other bloggers pick one room to redo in a 6-week period and blog about their progress weekly. I’ve enjoyed […]

Natural Fall Porch Updates

Hydrangea in chalk pot :: An Oregon Cottage

Yes, I might be tired of the rain already, but I am welcoming fall to our porch as well as our mantel! I do love the fall hydrangea colors, don’t you? Especially how they coordinate so perfectly with our front door. So, welcome all to our fall porch updated with easy and inexpensive seasonal natural […]

Gold Burlap Wrapped Candles

Gold Burlap Wrapped Candles :: An Oregon Cottage

Do I have a super simple craft for you guys today! Really, it’s so easy it’s almost not a craft – but it does include spray paint (which you probably know by now that I love, ha!), so I’m going with craft. The reason I’m sharing this with you is the reason I share everything […]

Fall Mantel 2013: Burlap, Gold, White & Iron

2013 Fall Mantle-burlap-iron::AnOregonCottage

Okay, it’s officially fall now (!) so I’m embracing it and sharing with you our fall 2013 mantel – even though my flowers still look good, the weather has turned here (sigh…) and cozy, warm decorating is finally starting to appeal to me. My whole decorating right now is leaning towards a more industrial cottage […]

New Gazebo Furniture

Gazebo Patio Furniture

While we’re continuing to work on painting our trim and walls (the floors have cured and we get to move the furniture back today!), I thought I’d share a fun update to our gazebo. When I posted about our major backyard makeover last fall the gazebo looked like this: While I love our antique ice […]

How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal

How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal :: An Oregon Cottage

As you’ve no doubt gathered, I like a bit of cottage around here. To me a cottage isn’t necessarily a certain style, but more a mixture of a lot of styles – a place where everything you love lives together beautifully. It usually includes at least some classic, vintage, and time-honored decor and architecture. And […]

Fabulous Apothecary Jar Ideas

Apothecary Jar Clipboard

Do you guys remember this thrift store transformation of a ceramic apothecary jar? Or this Christmas sideboard? How about this mantel? Right – so you can probably tell that I’m a sucker for apothecary jars – I love their different shapes, sizes, and most of all – their potential! So I visited Hometalk to see […]

The Simplest Spring Porch Decor

Spring Porch Wreath

There’s a lot out there in blogland showing all kinds of handmade wreaths, painted pots full of faux bird’s nests and fanciful eggs, and lots of fun fabric decorations for spring porches. But what if you don’t have time for that? Or don’t want to invest the time or money (no matter how inexpensively it […]