makeover in a month | blue and white wallpaper in the home office

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, My House, Office, Room Makeovers85 Comments

Welcome to part three of the Makeover in a Month series with Leslie of My 100-Year-Old Home,   Melissa of The Inspired Room,  and KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms.  Just as it sounds, we’re each giving one room a makeover in a month!  I’ve been working on adding more layers and detail to my home office.  It hasn’t been a total overhaul, but building on what … Read More

painted granite fireplace surround reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers37 Comments

If you missed the full tutorial on the painted granite fireplace surround, you can find it HERE.  I almost didn’t take pictures along the way, because I wasn’t sure if it was going to work!  I’m so glad I took the time to document it, though, because it turned out great. Here is how the fireplace surround looked before… …and … Read More

how to paint a granite fireplace surround

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, home improvement, Living Room, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials30 Comments

One of the downsides to buying a house that is new-ish and in nice condition is that it’s hard to rip out and replace things that are perfectly nice.  In the other homes we’ve owned, I’ve been able to take the approach of “we can’t make it any worse, so let’s just go for it!”  In this house, we can … Read More

makeover in a month | slipcovered desk chair

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, My House, Office, Room Makeovers, upholstery makeovers26 Comments

If you missed part one of the Makeover in a Month series, where we installed and painted paneling, you can catch up HERE.  In this post, I’m continuing my office makeover by sharing my slipcovered desk chair. If you’re observant, you may have noticed that a few desk chairs have come and gone from my workspaces over the years.  I … Read More

makeover in a month | installing paneling in the office

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, My House, Office, Room Makeovers26 Comments

If you follow me on Instagram, you know we were installing paneling in my office last week!  In case you haven’t caught on, we’re making a big push on home projects this summer.  There are a few things that have led to this project push – my shoulder is finally project-ready (it’s been doing so well), we’ve saved up for … Read More