French Chair Reveal, Glaze Mix, & Simple Upholstery

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, upholstery makeovers77 Comments

There’s a lot of good information and inspiration in this post, so get ready!  First of all, the beauty shot.  Now, the before shot.  I’m so happy with how these turned out.  I’m taking the pair of arm chairs (only one is pictured in the before shot) to the Ground Hog Day Sale at Lucketts (Feb 4-6).  If you’d like to read about the paint … Read More

French Chairs – Painting Technique

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials69 Comments

I’m picking up where we left off yesterday with my newly acquired French arm chairs.  So, the upholstery was removed and the frames were painted Georgian Revivial Blue by Sherwin Williams.  This color is a little shocking at the moment, but just wait.  Before moving on to the next step, I want to point out the texture I left on … Read More

Love it. Buy it?

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Decorating, Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials29 Comments

Those of us who have the collecting/thrifting/junking gene know that it’s hard not to buy something we love, especially when it has a great price tag.  Then, we all end up at the same place…too much stuff, not enough space, but we still want to buy more.  Right?  So, what is one with this dilemma to do?  Here are some … Read More