make-do custom mattress for an antique daybed

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Room Makeovers, upholstery makeovers34 Comments

Remember the antique Jenny Lind daybed I bought off of Facebook Marketplace a few weeks ago?  Well, I finally received the foam and batting I ordered to make a custom mattress for it. antique jenny lind daybed My plan is to make a french-style tufted mattress, but I starting wrapping the foam in the cotton batting I ordered and I … Read More

How to Clean Stinky Furniture

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Cleaning & care, Furniture Makeovers, Tutorials26 Comments

One of the questions I’m asked most often is about how to clean stinky furniture.  Here is the most recent e-mail I received about that… “I have an older dresser that smells awful! I have no idea what to do to alleviate the smell. It was my mom’s and now it’s mine. There hasn’t been anything smelly stored in it … Read More

milk painted dresser makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials65 Comments

I know that my followers love a good furniture makeover and I have a good old fashioned painted dresser makeover today! This is a dresser I bought in the spring of 2019 when my mom and I were working on the guest room makeover.  We went out to a few local antique and consignment shops to see if we could … Read More

studio chair slipcover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Home Studio, My House, upholstery makeovers36 Comments

I wasn’t able to get my post up yesterday, because I was shooting a local home in Rochester.  It was such a fun day!  I love photoshoots, styling, tweaking, etc.  Anyway, today I’m going to share about a slipcover I made for my studio desk chair.  Remember this desk chair that I got a couple of years ago when I … Read More

slipcover chaise reveal | tutorial & sources

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers, upholstery makeovers24 Comments

Back in March, I took some unhurried decorative play in the master bedroom.  I just felt stuck in this room.  The bones were there, but I was having trouble finishing it off.  I couldn’t make up my mind on the smaller pieces of furniture, what to hang on the wall, or how to make it a polished, finished space.  During … Read More

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