simple footstool slipcover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers36 Comments

Between gardening projects and everything else I’ve been working on, I’ve also been getting some sewing projects knocked out.  A couple of weekends ago, I cut out the pieces and made piping for this footstool/ottoman I picked up at an antique store a few years ago.  I buy these any time I see them for a good price ($40 or … Read More

blue toile daybed makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Guest Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers48 Comments

I hope you had a good three-day weekend!  We ended up doing a lot of work in our yard when it wasn’t raining.  It was hard, muddy work, but we got so much accomplished!  We dug up a bunch of plants and bushes to replace with hydrangeas and hostas, we moved and raked out a big pile of gravel, we … Read More

linen fabric swatches & master bedroom progress

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers23 Comments

Remember my design breakthrough in the master bedroom that I shared a few weeks ago?  Well, I’ve been moving forward…little steps to make the plan happen.  And it feels good.  It’s a room that’s had me stuck for a while and I’m glad to have a clear direction that I’m excited about.  It’s definitely been a lesson in patience and … Read More

hanging the antique birdcage

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers57 Comments

Even if decorating comes naturally and you have a great space to work with, there is still the possibility of getting stuck.  It’s just normal and a natural part of the creative process.  Some things come easily and others take more thought, time, and discovery.  Such has been the case with this corner in my living room.  I think this … Read More