the other side of the studio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating, Home Studio, My House, Organizing, Room Makeovers41 Comments

I showed the right side of the studio in yesterday’s post and today, as promised, I’m sharing the left side.  This side is tricky, because of all of the windows, the mini-split (heating & cooling unit), and the fact that it’s the part of the room that’s most visible from the kitchen. From the moment we first moved in, I … Read More

the bookcase & the hardware cabinet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Decorating, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, Home Studio, My House, Room Makeovers50 Comments

Today, I wanted to show you how the marriage between the hardware cabinet and craigslist bookshelf look in the studio now that the piece had been organized and styled. When I first sketched out the idea, I thought it might work and it was at least worth trying.  There was some doubt, though! When the bookshelf was set in place … Read More

the two gifts

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds38 Comments

First off, thank you so much for all of the beautiful comments on my last post.  Your stories and words were an encouragement to me.  There are definitely drawbacks to the online world, but there is also a lot of good to be found and this community of kindred spirits definitely falls on the good side. Today, I’m sharing two … Read More

The Mercantile in Knightdale

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Running a Business20 Comments

I spent Thanksgiving in Raleigh, NC, visiting Jeff’s family.  The days were mostly filled with relaxing and visiting, but I did take advantage of my close proximity to one of my MMS Milk Paint retailers (In Sweet Time at The Mercantile in Knightdale, NC) and I spent an evening teaching a milk paint demo and signing books. The evening itself was … Read More