About me

Hi! My name is Keely and welcome to White Cottage Home Designs! I focus on making old things look new and new things look old! I am a semi-DIYer who LOVES to {create, entertain, organize}, LOVES vintage and heirloom-inspired items and LOVES Jesus! Most furniture and home decor items are not safe around me – I tend to paint everything! {I really have to restrain myself with my family’s heirloom antiques – but it is really hard, because I am paint obsessed!!}

I have been creating and painting items my whole adult life (starting with my first apartment decor), but when chalk paint was introduced, I was in heaven and started flipping furniture and decor left and right! I only began selling my items through a booth around 4 years ago, when I literally ran out of things to paint in my home! This is a much needed creative outlet for me, so I had to keep going!

I then started this blog at the beginning of the pandemic to keep myself busy, as well as document items that I was upcycling for my booth. At that point no one knew what would come of in person shopping, so I prepared for a pivot. I love to share tips, tricks and ah-ha moments with people who share this same passion! I am by no means an expert, but I have a desire to learn and a passion for power tools! I am just learning and googling as I go!!

I am super sentimental, super introverted and super obsessed with quaint, picturesque, sleepy towns ~ I basically want to live in a Hallmark Christmas movie! But until that day is possible, I call Hot Springs, Arkansas my home ~ which is kind of the same ~ quaint and picturesque! ❤️ My husband and I enjoy our ’empty-nesting’ life discovering all of the fun and unique things that this town has to offer! From the rich history and fabulous architecture to the fantastic food and some great shopping ~ this little lake town has a lot to offer!

I also very much enjoy wine and charcuterie and absolutely love to set a table! I live to plan a themed party ~ and love to stage events! I enjoy photography and am an avid organizer, always trying to make each space in my home useful and functional, as well a pleasing to the eye! I am always dreaming up projects in my home and projects in my ‘shop’! Always and adventure!

Now let’s go create something!

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