hand painted bread sign

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painted Signs50 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

Antique Sign Tutorial

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If you’re looking for the full tutorial on making an antique sign, you can find it HERE. I can hardly believe that I have been writing for Cottages & Bungalows magazine for over a year! Wow.  It’s been a real honor to write their DIY Essentials column to share everything from how to make no sew drapes to building a … Read More

{my turn}

Marian ParsonsMy House, Painted Signs39 Comments

I’ve been working like crazy getting ready for the holiday open house and working on other projects, so my home has been a bit of a wreck.  Now it’s time to focus some attention on things I get to keep and things that will make my home more enjoyable for me and my family.  (Well, mostly me.  My boys don’t … Read More

The story of Annabel & Rupert

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This is a story about love.  A man who loves a woman.  A woman who loves a blog.  A designer who loves to create.  I received an e-mail last week from a gentleman…let’s call him “Rupert.”  Rupert had a request.  His wife, let’s call her “Annabel”, loves my blog and he would love to surprise her with one of my hand … Read More

Lion Coffee Sign

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I thought I would share my latest hand painted sign with you today.  It’s a big one…about five feet long! I used an antique Christmas coffee ad I found at The Graphics Fairy.  I cropped the text and put it in my projector to transfer it to my board.  I found this awesome door at an antique store a few … Read More

Apiary & Fresh Butter

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In the frenzy of getting things ready to take to my retail spaces, I turned my attention to two neglected pieces of wood in the corner of my office.  They belonged to a drop leaf table that had seen better days.  For the first one, I pulled some inspiration from The Graphics Fairy, where I found this beautiful bee graphic. I’ve … Read More