simple footstool slipcover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers36 Comments

Between gardening projects and everything else I’ve been working on, I’ve also been getting some sewing projects knocked out.  A couple of weekends ago, I cut out the pieces and made piping for this footstool/ottoman I picked up at an antique store a few years ago.  I buy these any time I see them for a good price ($40 or … Read More

blue toile daybed makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Guest Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers48 Comments

I hope you had a good three-day weekend!  We ended up doing a lot of work in our yard when it wasn’t raining.  It was hard, muddy work, but we got so much accomplished!  We dug up a bunch of plants and bushes to replace with hydrangeas and hostas, we moved and raked out a big pile of gravel, we … Read More

parsons chair linen slipcover reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Kitchen, My House, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers40 Comments

I know that my house usually looks clean and tidy in the pictures I share here and on social media.  And, I will admit, that I am a bit of a neat freak.  I generally like to clean and I love having a spotless, organized, and clutter-free home.  But, life happens here.  I have middle school boys, a dog, two … Read More

parsons chair slipcover tutorial | part 2 | making ties & adding a skirt

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Kitchen, My House, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers7 Comments

If you missed part one of this slipcover tutorial, you can find it HERE.  In part one, I show how to make the “body” of the slipcover.  This chair slipcover tutorial works for almost any armless chair, but is specifically for a parsons chair with small wings.  You can also find the link to the linen I used for this … Read More

washing & mending

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, upholstery35 Comments

I have found the weekends during this time to be especially difficult.  I haven’t put my finger on exactly why.  Maybe it’s because there isn’t much distinction between weekdays and weekends?  We’re just all home all the time.  Safe at home.  Well and happy, but home nonetheless.  Maybe it’s because the week is too busy with work and school to … Read More

Furniture Dilemmas | Marylisa’s French Chairs

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers20 Comments

When Marylisa sent me a picture of her chairs, I knew I had just the posts, tutorials, and examples to share with her!  If you’ve followed me for a few years, you probably know how much I enjoy buying and reupholstering French-style chairs.  Well, I don’t really enjoy upholstery, but I enjoy the results and this style of chair is … Read More