upholstering a broken cane-backed chair…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Mustard Seed Studio, upholstery

…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

progress in Calvin’s room…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Boy's Bedroom, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House

We made some real progress in Calvin’s room the past couple of weeks.  As a reminder, we’re transitioning our guest room into a room for our youngest son, Calvin.  He’s ready to have everything done right now, but I’ve been trying to teach him that good rooms aren’t rushed together.  It’s about collecting just the right items and that can … Read More

landscape dresser no. 4 reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

I finished “landscape dresser no. 4” yesterday and had the chance to style and photograph it today.  The prop-pickings were slim in the studio, but I love how everything came together to showcase this piece. As a reminder, here is how the dresser started.  It really was pretty as it was, but I’ve learned that even pretty wood pieces don’t usually sell … Read More

master bedroom nightstands

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House

I don’t show a ton of the goings-on in my house these days largely because there’s not a lot happening as far as home improvements or decorating changes are concerned.  We are transitioning the guest room to Calvin’s room, but other than that, things have pretty much stayed the same. We are changing a few things up, though, and I … Read More