upholstering the daybed

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery41 Comments

When I last shared the antique French daybed here on the blog, I had painted the frame in MMS Milk Paint Farmhouse White and finished it with Tough Coat.  You can read about those details HERE. I had some options in my fabric stash for upholstering it, but I didn’t have enough of any one print, so I decided to … Read More

when I just can’t…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery, upholstery makeovers40 Comments

I think you will agree that a before and after is more enjoyable than a before and quit-in-the-middle.  But that is the truth of furniture rehab or DIY in general.  Sometimes projects are abandoned. Several months ago, I bought two upholstery projects.  I was on the furniture-makeover-victory high from finishing the tufted sofa, so I felt like I could tackle … Read More

slipcovered settee

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery21 Comments

I usually don’t work on the weekends, but it’s crunch time as Lucketts is quickly approaching.  So, after sitting out in the rain most of the morning to cheer my boys on at soccer, my mom and I spent a few hours in the studio to cross some more things off the to-do list. My mom priced the shipment of German … Read More

patience pays off

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, upholstery37 Comments

Usually, when I am dragging my feet on a project, it’s because 1.) I’m not 100% sure of the direction I want to go, 2.) I know what I’d like to do, but the execution of it is going to be tedious, and/or 3.) I question whether I can pull off what I envision. There are times when I bulldoze through, … Read More

progress on the “deconstructed chair”

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, upholstery29 Comments

This is possibly one of the longest chair makeovers ever. I’m working on it in 10-15 minutes increments as time allows, which is not my usual style.  One reason I am so productive is that I knock things out pretty quickly and all in one shot.  The season of cranking pieces out one after the other will come again, but it’s … Read More