red & white grain sack chair

Marian Parsonsupholstery21 Comments

As I said last week, some things from our guest room will be coming up for sale, since we’re converting the guest room into a room for our youngest son.  It’s a little bitter sweet for me, since that room has always been one of my “pretty rooms”, but I’m so happy that both of my boys will have their … Read More

settee makeover | part one

Marian Parsonsupholstery22 Comments

Do you remember this settee I showed a few weeks ago? Well, it’s all stripped down to the bones now. I tell you what, I have never seen a sofa give up so much change.  We got at least a dollar out of this one when the final count was over. So, now that this one is stripped, I am … Read More

deconstructed chair

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, upholstery79 Comments

There is a small furniture trend that you may or may not have tuned into – deconstructed upholstery. Personally, I’m a fan.  Not in every single case and definitely not for every room, but for just the right old piece, it’s a way to honor the makers of it – to put the hand-tied springs, basted burlap, and wood frame on full … Read More

yardage for upholstery

Marian ParsonsSewing, Tutorials, upholstery20 Comments

When I share upholstery projects here on the blog, I’m often asked about yardage, so I thought I would share how many yards of fabric you need for certain upholstery projects. Before I give those estimates, I’ll say that there are ways you can save on yardage.  Every detail added means more fabric.  Piping, pleating, tufting, and ruffles all add … Read More