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

little black dresser makeover | part 4 | reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials79 Comments

When I last shared the little black dresser, it was distressed and quite honestly wasn’t wearing it very well!  Blacks and dark colors generally don’t look great in a flat finish and they at least need a little gloss to bring out the richness of the color.   This piece was painted in MMS Milk Paint’s Typewriter, so it definitely fits … Read More

little black dresser makeover | part 3

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials21 Comments

We’re in the middle of this little black dresser makeover and in this segment, it’s all about distressing the paint.  If you missed the first two segments, prepping & painting, you can find them here… Prepping a Piece of Furniture to Paint Little Black Dresser Makeover | Part 2 | Painting Here is how the piece looked after 1 1/2 … Read More

little black dresser makeover | part 2

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials13 Comments

In yesterday’s post, I shared how I prepped this piece of furniture to get it ready for painting.  If you missed that post, you can find it HERE. So, this is what the dresser looked like after the hardware was removed and it was sanded to give the surface “tooth” (something for the paint to grip)… As I was debating … Read More

prepping a piece of furniture to paint

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials50 Comments

I intended to get a post up last night and then this morning, but time escaped me.  The mix of work, family, and church stuff has kept me busy.  I still have a few more posts to write about my trip, including our quick stay in Florence, but today I’m going to share a dresser I have been working on… … Read More

Laundry Room Makeover | Part 3 | Tools & Tips

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, home improvement, Laundry Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials38 Comments

In part one, you saw the inspiration and progress for the laundry room makeover.  In part two, you saw the reveal.  Now, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty details of the tools and products I used. First of all, the kind of bead board I used was a thin, tongue and groove plank bead board from Home Depot.  … Read More

makeover of the paisley chairs

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Kitchen, My House, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers75 Comments

I know some of you really loved the red paisley chairs as they were and, I agree, they were pretty.  I’m sure they were beautiful for the first few decades they spent on this earth, but now they were only pretty if you didn’t look too closely at them.  They were stained, watermarked, smelled a little musty from years of … Read More

dining table makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Room Makeovers, Tutorials42 Comments

Independent of one another, two of my friends from church asked me if I could give them advice on refinishing a table.  It occurred to me that I have a table I want to refinish, too, so why not make a day of it and refinished all of the tables together?  Projects are always more fun when fellowship is involved … Read More