customizing a house | painting interior doors

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Room Makeovers, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks58 Comments

I’ve been contemplating a way to describe my current house and the changes I’m making.  It’s not outdated, it’s not ugly, it’s not run-down, it’s not in poor taste…  In fact, it’s a beautiful home.  So, how do I explain why I view this perfectly nice suburban home as one that is ripe for a makeover? Then, it hit me.  … Read More

Painting the Daybed & Furniture Feature Friday!

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Feature Friday, Furniture Makeovers, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials30 Comments

Before I share the progress on the daybed, remember Furniture Feature Friday?  Someone mentioned it to me in a comment a couple of days ago and it sparked an idea.  Why not bring it back, but host it on Instagram by using the hashtag #FurnitureFeatureFriday ?  It’s much simpler than the old school link parties and it’ll be a fun … Read More

painting cabinets | applying the paint

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Kitchen, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials45 Comments

I know this series is called “painting cabinets”, but painting is just the final and probably the easiest step!  Before you break out the paint, make sure you check out the first two posts in this series… painting cabinets | prep painting cabinets | priming Now, let’s talk about the paint. For the cabinets and trim in my house, I’m … Read More

painting cabinets | why I’m not using milk paint…

Marian ParsonsPainting & Refinishing29 Comments

As I’ve been sharing the process of painting the cabinetry in my house, I’ve received the same question several times… “Why aren’t you using MMS Milk Paint on your cabinets?” As I mulled over how to best answer that question, my thoughts wandered to my art supplies.   I have oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels in my art cabinet.  Why do … Read More

painting cabinets | prep

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials35 Comments

I have been sharing some snippets here and there of the process of painting my built-ins and kitchen cabinets on my Instagram Stories and I’ve been getting tons of questions about the process and products I’m using, so now I’m sharing the details here on the blog. First off, I know painting cabinets is intimidating and understandably so!  They are … Read More