How to Clean Stinky Furniture

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Cleaning & care, Furniture Makeovers, Tutorials26 Comments

One of the questions I’m asked most often is about how to clean stinky furniture.  Here is the most recent e-mail I received about that… “I have an older dresser that smells awful! I have no idea what to do to alleviate the smell. It was my mom’s and now it’s mine. There hasn’t been anything smelly stored in it … Read More

milk painted dresser makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials65 Comments

I know that my followers love a good furniture makeover and I have a good old fashioned painted dresser makeover today! This is a dresser I bought in the spring of 2019 when my mom and I were working on the guest room makeover.  We went out to a few local antique and consignment shops to see if we could … Read More

how to paint a granite fireplace surround

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, home improvement, Living Room, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials30 Comments

One of the downsides to buying a house that is new-ish and in nice condition is that it’s hard to rip out and replace things that are perfectly nice.  In the other homes we’ve owned, I’ve been able to take the approach of “we can’t make it any worse, so let’s just go for it!”  In this house, we can … Read More

Edging & Painting the Concrete Patio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Exterior, Gardening, home improvement, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials16 Comments

Last Thursday, the weather was lovely.  It was sunny, wasn’t too hot, and there was a light breeze.  It was the perfect day to get the patio under our deck painted.  Oh, this patio was so sad and neglected.  It felt so good to finally give it some attention! Before we could paint, we had to get it all cleaned … Read More

repaired ottoman slipcover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Sewing, Tutorials49 Comments

Oh, my lovely followers…  I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed reading through your comments of gratitude on Monday’s giveaway post.  If you just need some encouragement, go read some of them.  Readers are sharing gratitude for simple things like gardening and enjoying a good book to big things like a successful kidney transplant decades ago and the love … Read More