A Coastal Cottage was born from the idea of me sharing my home and updates on Instagram. It developed into an even bigger idea of continuing with the blog and showing updates to our home to adding a shop and selling items we make. And now I am dreaming even bigger and hope to open a storefront one day! It has evolved over the year and I have finally decided to make A Coastal Cottage a Home & Lifestyle Blog.

I am Wendy, the creator and editor of A Coastal Cottage. I started this blog to document my journey in remodeling my home that I purchased in January 2014. My husband and I live in sunny Sarasota, Florida, known for its beautiful beaches. We are a DIY duo and we do things on a very small budget. 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.

We still have a long ways to go on remodeling our home, so please stick around by subscribing to my blog. We hope to be an inspiration to many who are like us and can’t afford expensive remodels.


7 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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