the (almost finished) studio floors & the evolution of a space

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Home Studio, My House, Room Makeovers39 Comments

Well, it’s not a full reveal of the checkerboard floor, but I think you’ll get the idea! As I started working on this post, I realized I already said everything I needed to say about these floors in Part 1 and Part 2 of painting the checkerboard floors.  I shared the why and the how, the sources, and colors.  And … Read More

painting checkerboard floors | part 2

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, home improvement, Home Studio, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials33 Comments

When you last saw the floors, they were all taped off and ready to paint.  You can find that post HERE if you missed it. The taping was definitely the most time-consuming part.  After that, it’s pretty much smooth sailing for this project. I initially purchased the same color I used on my kitchen walls – Stonington Gray mixed at … Read More

Painting Checkboard Floors | Part 1

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, home improvement, Home Studio, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials29 Comments

I’ve had this itch for a long time!  Back in 2012 I was contemplating finishing my dining room and living room in a two-toned stained checkerboard pattern (you can find that post HERE), but Jeff didn’t love the idea and talked me out of it.  I was slightly relieved because the prospect of doing all of that geometry made me … Read More

boys’ bathroom refresh

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Bathrooms, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers40 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own. Believe it or not, there are rooms in this house that have been furnished, but are otherwise untouched.  I haven’t painted the trim or walls or intentionally decorated them.  One of those rooms was the boys’ bathroom.  And, it was probably the … Read More