making a new table look old…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials, woodworking32 Comments

 I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  We spent a much needed Saturday at home.  Between sickness and traveling over the past few weeks, we were all behind on our chores, laundry, cleaning, mowing, etc., so we took a day to take care of those things.  Picking up toys turned into organizing the basement and picking out toys to give … Read More

more must-have tools

Marian Parsonswoodworking34 Comments

Any time you see this logo on a post… …it means that the post is written by Jeff and it’s about the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens in our workshop.  We’re talking tools, setting up a workshop, furniture repair, designing & building built-ins and freestanding furniture and all of the other crazy things I ask Jeff to do for me.  I … Read More

Jeff's top three workshop tools

Marian Parsonswoodworking107 Comments

Jeff, my other half who is famous for his photobombing, has been working on the blog behind the scenes for a long time…shipping things, fixing things, building things, hanging things, carrying things… but now he’s stepping front and center. He has written a post sharing his top three indispensable workshop tools.  Enjoy… Everybody has their favorite tools. I have mine and … Read More

Organizing the Workshop

Marian Parsonswoodworking15 Comments

I confess that I have a tough time keeping my work areas clean.  I know the other creative types out there understand.  I am a bit of a neat-freak, but when I’m working on a lot of things, I don’t take the time to clean up the workshop.  Scraps of wood get tossed on the floor, tools are piled up … Read More

The Mustard Seed Workshop & the Bagster Bag

Marian ParsonsTutorials, woodworkingLeave a Comment

For some crazy reason, my husband and I felt like we needed to get our basement organized, cleaned and functional right after the Lucketts Antique Market and before my Milk Paint launch.  I don’t know what we were thinking, but it’s been nice to see things coming together.  I don’t know about you, but I feel stressed out when things … Read More