finally, a faucet that listens…

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Kitchen, Laundry Room, My House21 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Delta.  As always all words and opinions are honest and my own. You never realize how much you’re at your kitchen sink until you set up a camera to capture your activities.  (Or when you’re doing a kitchen renovation and don’t have a sink!)  In just making breakfast for everyone, filling up the water bowl … Read More

slipcover chaise reveal | tutorial & sources

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers, upholstery makeovers24 Comments

Back in March, I took some unhurried decorative play in the master bedroom.  I just felt stuck in this room.  The bones were there, but I was having trouble finishing it off.  I couldn’t make up my mind on the smaller pieces of furniture, what to hang on the wall, or how to make it a polished, finished space.  During … Read More

the first scratch in the hardwood floors

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers74 Comments

I think one of the reasons that I like old things is that they are already worn.  They wear scratches, dents, dings, chips, cracks, and crazing, and any new damage that is done to them will likely go unnoticed.  They are already imperfect and there is no pressure to keep them pristine.  Well, newly installed and freshly refinished hardwood floors … Read More

a new picture light & styling a buffet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating71 Comments

A few of you noticed the new picture light hung above my Manet copy of Berte Morisot and I shared it on my Instagram stories last week.  I actually bought the picture light for the cow painting above my fireplace (Eulalie), but running the cord wasn’t going to work.  It’s a small shame that there isn’t an outlet on that … Read More

free wallpaper sample books & their uses

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating37 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I drove over to the local paint store to pick up an order.  They are only serving customers curb-side, so I waited outside as they collected my paint cans.  As I was waiting, a pile of wallpaper sample books leaned up against the wall under a sign that read “free” caught my eye.  Hmmm…well, don’t … Read More

the process of living in a house while refinishing floors

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tips and Tricks34 Comments

Well, we’ve made it to the other side of having new wood floors installed in the living room while also refinishing the kitchen & eating area floors.  And, we were living in the house through the entire process.  In fact, every time we’ve either worked on floors ourselves or had them done, we’ve stayed in the house through the upheaval.  … Read More