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

Dresser Makeover & New Signs

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miscellaneus, Painted Signs49 Comments

Oh, I have so much to share, I’m about to burst!!  We had the glitter letter workshop today, I have an exciting event with The Graphics Fairy coming up, I have been using every spare minute to make Christmas ornaments and decor to sell, and I scored some awesome furniture on Thursday.  I’ll share it all soon, but tonight, I’m … Read More