time-saving tips for painting a room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials27 Comments

I shared the other day that I painted three ceilings and one room in just a few hours…while the boys were at home…in my jammies.  Truth be told, I could’ve painted the living room and the hallway, too, but I was getting a little sick of looking at a roller!  So, several readers asked how I get things done so … Read More

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Marian Parsonshome improvement, Miscellaneus, My House, Tutorials12 Comments

You can read part one of laying a floating floor HERE.  It shows how we stripped the carpet and installed the underlayment.  Today, I’m going to talk through how we installed the actual floor.  As I said in part one, we’re not professionals at this, so this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive tutorial, but more of a testimony of … Read More

laying a floating floor

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Miscellaneus, My House, Tutorials38 Comments

You can read part one of laying a floating floor HERE.  It shows how we stripped the carpet and installed the underlayment.  Today, I’m going to talk through how we installed the actual floor.  As I said in part one, we’re not professionals at this, so this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive tutorial, but more of a testimony of … Read More

how to hang a curtain rod | made simple

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, My House, Popular, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials143 Comments

When I realized I was going to have to hang four curtain rods in the family room, I came up with a solution on how to hang curtain a curtain rod to make sure they are all hung at the same height and the same distance from the window. This process in the past has involved measuring up, measuring out, using a level, repeat. … Read More