Real Couple Home Tour: Renovate on the Cheap

Ever hear of TLC? Nope, not the television network. Not the '90s rapping trio, either. (Good tries, though.) If you follow the blog, TheLetteredCottage.net, then you'll know the TLC we're talking about: Layla and Kevin Palmer and their home, The Lettered Cottage, their blog's namesake.

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The Couple

He's a musician; she's a design consultant, and they've got a dog (Maximus) and a cat (Bean). All four of them live in a little gray cottage that sits on three acres of land in Prattville, Alabama. Sounds pretty perfect (yawn). But the real story here is what you get when you arm a couple of do-it-yourselfers with a computer, a paintbrush, a bucket of paint, a hammer and some nails. Need a hint? Incredible room transformations on a tight budget. (A really tight budget.) See for yourself.

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