my farm table & cabinet painting prep tips

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, Miscellaneus, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials55 Comments

I received a few comments about the farm table in my kitchen.  You could see peeks of it in my kitchen accessories post, so here is a full view.  (Ugh…excuse the floor!) I bought it a few months ago at an antique store with every intention of selling it.  I even put a tag on it at one point.  I … Read More

Preparing Your House to Sell…to You

Marian Parsonshome improvement, My House, Tutorials34 Comments

Every once in a while, I look at my home with a critical eye.  Most days, I walk past all of the things that are undone and I don’t really notice them.  It’s easy to get used to something in your home that is unfinished, broken, or downright ugly.  I’m living right now in the second house we’ve owned.  The first … Read More

Measure Twice, Hang Once

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Tutorials19 Comments

First of all, I decided that I am not going to host FFF this week (again.)  I am a guest judge on The CSI Project for furniture makeover week, so if you have something to share, link it up over there and I will be picking ten of my favorites and one winner.  Will it be you?  I love decorating with … Read More

Half Canopy Tutorial

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Sewing, Tutorials32 Comments

I have received a huge response from my half canopy, so I am following up with a tutorial.  I try to keep all of my posts from being too wordy, but this one will be the exception.  Now, I did not take pictures while sewing, but I’ve included a drawing and I’ll talk you through it.  The sewing part of … Read More