South Brook Cottage & Wise Owl Chalk

Southbrook Cottage is now an authorized vendor of Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint!! See below for some tips & techniques on uses for this product and visit our shop to purchase your own. Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint is a versatile paint capable of producing a multitude of finishes. This guide will include basic instructions and Read More


TIKI HUT UNDER – $50 Measurements: 38” Wide x 24”Deep 41” to Bar Top Total Height: 88” Materials: (3) 1x8x 41.5” L (Bar Top) (2) 1×3.5”x41.5” L (Bar Top) (4) 2x2x8 ($2ea) (Posts) (2) Used Pallets (Free) (6) Grass Skirts Creating the outer frame: Cut (4) pine boards 3” wide by 24” Long Cut (4) Read More

5 Ways to Decorate your Home with White Pumpkins

After posting a photo of an antique dough bowl filled with white pumpkins and fall accents, I received a lot of positive feedback. However, many people responded that they wished they had a big fireplace to do a display like that in front of or a large unique bowl like the one pictured in which Read More

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

My client had knotty pine country cabinets in her home.  Given that the rest of her home is decorated fairly contemporary, she wanted to go with a crisp clean white.    She chose Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.  I decided to try their top of the line Aura paint at $67 a gallon.  Pricey, I Read More