I am Wendy, the creator and sole editor of A Coastal Cottage. I started this blog to document my journey in remodeling my home that I purchased in January 2014. I am a soon-to-be single/divorced mom living in sunny Sarasota, Florida – known for its beautiful beaches. I am a big DIYer and love to do things on a very small budget…I always love a challenge. That, and I am a frugal person; I don’t like to spend big.

I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, so that is where the touch of farmhouse comes into play in my home. I grew up going along with my mother to many antiques shows and flea markets, always on the hunt for old goodies.

I still have a long ways to go on remodeling my home and this will not be a quick fix for me as I am dealing with a divorce and all of the financial adjustments that come with that. Please stick around by subscribing to my blog. I hope to be an inspiration to many who are like myself and can’t afford expensive remodels. I also enjoy sharing my shopping trips with my followers. Who doesn’t love a great find at a great price?! One day I hope to have a working relationship with the TJX company as I am a huge supporter. For now, I will continue as I have and hope to keep you intrigued and inspired!


6 thoughts on “About”

  • Hi. I’m interested in the round marble wrapped in gold door knobs you show in one of your pictures. Do you sell them? Cost? Are the size appropriate for bathroom doors? I’m looking for a set. Thanks.

    • Hi Catherine!

      Those knobs are available at Hobby Lobby, but are meant to be used as drawer knobs/pulls. They do carry door knobs, too, so you might find something similar. Give them a look!


  • I discovered your Instagram account by accident. Then to know you are in Sarasota and I am in Bradenton I just had to reach out to you. You have a lovely blog and I will enjoy reading your posts since we are neighbors.

    • Hello neighbor!!
      Thanks for following along! Please feel free to introduce yourself on Instagram or anywhere else you might be following. 🙂

    • Hi Jackie!

      Subscribe to the shop newsletter to find out when I list more items. When you visit my site’s main page, a popup will show after a couple of seconds. Enter your email there.

      I will be adding more today!

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