Hi, I’m Carrie. I started French Blue Cottage for the fun of documenting all of my household projects and to share the things I learn along the way. There is nothing I won’t try to paint, stain, plaster, or otherwise re-do! So, what is French Blue Cottage all about? Well, it’s country French and cottage chic. It’s vintage finds and natural fabrics. It’s weathered paint and plaster walls. It’s a comfortable place to live that’s beautiful without costing a fortune.
I am married and the mother of two sweet and feisty boys. We live in the great state of Oklahoma and share our home here with a fluffy white cat, a green parakeet, and the sweetest chocolate lab. I was formerly an elementary school teacher but decided to stay home after my first son was born.
I am purely self-taught in interior design, but I have had formal training in faux finishing and furniture/cabinetry painting. I love to experiment with design and paint and my home is my laboratory.
I love sharing “before and after” pictures, painting techniques and tips, design inspiration, and “how-to’s”. I am frequently inspired by French design, but French Blue Cottage is not purely French. I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit, gain some inspiration for your home, and come back often!