Project Cottage

Wilmington, North Carolina

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About ProjectCottage

Sales 5,530
On Etsy since 2010

Project Cottage | My Story

After years of working in the Hospitality Industry while dabbling in interior design on the side, I decided in 2010 to change my career path. While pursuing my interior design dream I quickly found out that product design was my true passion. I started Project Cottage to fulfill my love of creating and home decorating. With years of experience in business management, an entrepreneurial mindset and the support of my friends, family and local community I started Project Cottage. Starting this business was the best career decision I've ever made. I LOVE MY JOB! Not only do I get to design everyday, but being a business owner gives me the opportunity to work hard and create my own path to success.

My Studio
I have converted my 2000 square foot garage into a complete studio and workshop over the last four years. I design and manufacture all of my Graphic prints and wood products from here and love my studio! As a busy mom, the ability to work from home is key and although I try to keep strict rules about no kids in the studio I typically have kids, cats, dogs, husbands, neighbors, etc. etc. traipsing in and out during our day. It's wonderful:)

My Inspiration
Your favorite places can provide the best inspiration for your design style and I am fortunate to live near the ocean and doubly so because we live a short kayak ride away from a beautiful barrier island off the coast of North Carolina called Masonboro Island. Masonboro is a protected animal reserve with no development and can only be accessed by boat. . The colors and sounds and things you can only see when on the water inspires my design sense, refreshes my soul and brings clarity to my vision.

My Beliefs
I believe quality, comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. You can have it all and I strive to deliver it with every product I make. And finally, I wouldn't be where I am without our customers - people's homes are often reflections of themselves, and like people, can rarely be defined by one thing or style. I like to mix it up and encourage our customers to do the same by offering different color options, sizes and styles.

Colleen Gardner
Owner/Designer, Project Cottage

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  • Colleen Gardner

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Last updated on November 5, 2014
Welcome to The Project Cottage. I am so happy to be part of the etsy community. For years I have dreamed of having the space to produce my designs. Well, my dreams have come true and I now have a wood shop and an amazing paint studio. I have a booth in a local gift shop and venturing into the online market place. I make new designs almost every day and although I've never worked harder, I've never enjoyed what I'm doing more. I live on the coast of North Carolina and many of my designs have a coastal, cottage flair. I specialize in home decor as well as children"s decor and am always branching into new areas. Because I make most orders upon the sale I usually need about 7-14 days before the item ships out. If you need the item ASAP please let me know and I will do my best.

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Returns and exchanges
It is our goal to ensure that each customer is not only 100% satisfied but truly excited about their purchase. We carefully inspect your order prior to shipment; upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage within 5 days of receiving your package.

If the item is not what you expected we will gladly give you a store credit upon the return of the item. However, shipping will be up to you. If the item is damaged then you have 5 days to contact us and return the item. We will then either fix the item or you can exchange it for another and we will reimburse you for the shipping.

We cannot accept returns on custom orders, personalized, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. However if you receive your item and it is damaged, please contact us so we can make arrangements for a replacement.
I prefer paypal or credit card but I will also accept checks and money orders.
Because I have such an array of sizes and weights I use which ever carrier offers the best price for that item. I use Fedex Ground, USPS Priority, USPS Parcel and UPS Ground. If you would like expedited service please convo me for a shipping quote.

Please contact me for a shipping quote if you are in Hawaii or Alaska

Unfortunately I do not offer shipping out of the country.
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Sorry, no rain checks or order credits on previous purchases for special deals, coupons or promotions.