the upstairs bathroom…

Marian ParsonsBathrooms, My House52 Comments

Before we step into the tiny upstairs 1940’s bathroom, I thought I would answer a question that several readers asked –  Why haven’t you painted the doors in your house?   When we first moved in, all of the trim and doors in the house were glossy, orange pine.  It was too dark and too much for me, so I mustered … Read More

Master Bathroom Ideas

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Bathrooms, My House49 Comments

It’s looking like we’ll start working on our master bathroom in late fall.  We’re just in the early stages of getting quotes and figuring out what we’ll do ourselves and what we’ll hire out.  Similar to the master bathroom makeover in our previous house, it will be a hybrid of DIY to keep costs down and hiring professionals for the … Read More

adding storage to a tiny bathroom

Marian ParsonsBathrooms, Decorating, My House, Organizing56 Comments

Remember the upstairs bathroom that I worked on last year?  It is just the sweetest bathroom and I smile every time I walk past it…even with toothpaste globbed in the sink and splattered on the mirror. The only downside is that it is really tiny and doesn’t have any storage.  None at all.  Not a cabinet or shelf or hooks … Read More

evolution of my home | part 7 | the three bathrooms

Marian ParsonsBathrooms, Before and Afters, Master Bedroom, My House22 Comments

And now it’s time for part seven of the history-of-my-home tour when we look at all three bathrooms in my house. Let’s start with the upstairs bathroom… This is the bathroom that’s next to the boys’ room and guest room and it’s in the original 1940’s part of our home.  It is teeny-tiny by todays standards.  I think there’s no … Read More

upstairs bath progress

Marian ParsonsBathrooms, My House66 Comments

I finished the wall paper mural in the upstairs bath last week and I’ve been bursting to take a picture of it to share!  I’ve just been really busy and didn’t have the chance until yesterday afternoon.  The bathroom still isn’t done, but it’s far enough along that you can get the idea. This bathroom is teeny tiny, so I decided to … Read More

My 1940’s Bathrooms

Marian ParsonsMiscellaneus15 Comments

**Giveaway reminder – Only 20 followers to go before I have my 100 followers giveaway! Sign up now, so you don’t miss out! The winner will receive something custom hand painted for their home. I live in a house that was built in 1948 with a 2003 addition. Two out of three of our bathrooms have had very little done … Read More

wallpapering the guest room | pasted vs. unpasted

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Guest Room, home improvement, My House, Room Makeovers, Tutorials26 Comments

I have been looking at wallpaper patterns for a couple of rooms in our house for months, but I haven’t pulled the trigger on any of them for one main reason – almost all of the papers I liked came unpasted.  To me, “unpasted” might as well have read “you cannot install this on your own and will have to … Read More