make-do custom mattress for an antique daybed

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Room Makeovers, upholstery makeovers34 Comments

Remember the antique Jenny Lind daybed I bought off of Facebook Marketplace a few weeks ago?  Well, I finally received the foam and batting I ordered to make a custom mattress for it. antique jenny lind daybed My plan is to make a french-style tufted mattress, but I starting wrapping the foam in the cotton batting I ordered and I … Read More

five things | fall decorating favorites

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Holiday19 Comments

Because I’ve been busy with home and work projects, I haven’t done much fall decorating.  I did buy one heirloom pumpkin yesterday and some heather, but otherwise, I’m not going to do too much this year.  I may change my mind in a week or two!  The temperature was a crisp 40 degrees this morning on my walk and a … Read More

How to Clean Stinky Furniture

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Cleaning & care, Furniture Makeovers, Tutorials26 Comments

One of the questions I’m asked most often is about how to clean stinky furniture.  Here is the most recent e-mail I received about that… “I have an older dresser that smells awful! I have no idea what to do to alleviate the smell. It was my mom’s and now it’s mine. There hasn’t been anything smelly stored in it … Read More

milk painted dresser makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials65 Comments

I know that my followers love a good furniture makeover and I have a good old fashioned painted dresser makeover today! This is a dresser I bought in the spring of 2019 when my mom and I were working on the guest room makeover.  We went out to a few local antique and consignment shops to see if we could … Read More

studio chair slipcover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Home Studio, My House, upholstery makeovers36 Comments

I wasn’t able to get my post up yesterday, because I was shooting a local home in Rochester.  It was such a fun day!  I love photoshoots, styling, tweaking, etc.  Anyway, today I’m going to share about a slipcover I made for my studio desk chair.  Remember this desk chair that I got a couple of years ago when I … Read More