picture frame molding tutorial

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, home improvement, Tutorials13 Comments

While my mom was here, the biggest job on our project to-do list was wallpapering the guest room.  I was planning on installing the chair rail as a part of that, but I was going to stop there and work on the picture frame/box molding with Jeff.  He’s the real woodworker in our family and he is much more detail-oriented … Read More

wallpaper paste comparison

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Guest Room, home improvement, My House, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials38 Comments

I know you’re just dying to know which type of wallpaper paste won out in my head-to-head challenge.  Was it Roman 880?  Was it Dynamite 780?  Oh, the suspense.  Oh, the drama.  This is the post you’ve been waiting for all your life. Okay, not really.  Wallpaper paste isn’t exciting, but I will tell you that you will appreciate this … Read More

wallpapering the guest room | pasted vs. unpasted

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Guest Room, home improvement, My House, Room Makeovers, Tutorials26 Comments

I have been looking at wallpaper patterns for a couple of rooms in our house for months, but I haven’t pulled the trigger on any of them for one main reason – almost all of the papers I liked came unpasted.  To me, “unpasted” might as well have read “you cannot install this on your own and will have to … Read More

hand painted bread sign

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painted Signs52 Comments

Let me start off by saying this was supposed to be a tutorial, but it won’t be.  The reason is that I mindlessly deleted all of the process photos!!  Ah!  I try to keep my camera card “uncluttered”, so I delete all files once they are uploaded.  Well, I got a little overenthusiastic in my decluttering and deleted these files … Read More

two-toned milk paint dresser | part three

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials36 Comments

The two-toned milk paint dresser in Layla’s Mint is finished and she is a beauty.  Well, in my opinion, anyway! Before we get into the details of the finish, if you missed the first two installments of this dresser makeover, you can find them here… Part 1 – Prepping the piece & applying the first coat of paint Part 2 … Read More

two-toned milk paint dresser | part two

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials15 Comments

As I shared yesterday, I prepped this piece and painted it in MMS Milk Paint Lucketts Green… I wanted a two-toned look with some subtle variations, so I decided to layer Layla’s Mint, a softer green, on top with a rub of our Wax Puck in between. The Wax Puck is perfect when you want some differentiation between two different … Read More

two-toned milk paint dresser | part one

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials27 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I took advantage of a nice day and sanded down the pieces I found at a local consignment shop. You can find a tutorial on prepping a piece to paint HERE. Once sanded and prepped, I brought this oak dresser with a mirror into the studio to paint it… This piece was in nice condition, … Read More