slipcovered settee

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery22 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

upholstering a broken cane-backed chair…

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery48 Comments

…because you know you wanted to do that at some point in time, right?  Top Google search -“How do I upholster a broken cane-backed chair?”  Well, here is your answer! So, the chair itself isn’t broken, but the cane back is.  It’s actually missing entirely, but that qualifies as broken in my book. I bought this chair quite a while ago … Read More

deconstructed chair progress

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery22 Comments

Sorry I was a little late getting the online sale up and running tonight!  I will be switching to another shopping cart that will allow me to schedule events, so that doesn’t happen.  Anyway, just hang in there as we’re going through a blog redesign and other updates to make things run faster, smoother, and look even prettier! Anyway, the … Read More

an opinion piece on painted upholstery

Marian Parsonsupholstery51 Comments

I’m often asked for my opinion on painted upholstery, which I usually field as they come, but I decided I would finally share my opinion in a post. Before I share my opinion on the subject, let me say that I get it.  As an unabashed paint enthusiast, I get it.  You have an old sofa or chair that’s in good shape, … Read More