but first, toilets

Marian ParsonsMaster Bathroom, Tips and Tricks210 Comments

Warning: This post contains pictures of toilets that some readers may find disturbing.  Reader discretion is advised.   If you know me at all, you know I am bursting to break out some paint in this new house!  But I’ve learned from a few moves that a place feels more like home once the toilets are cleaned to my satisfaction. … Read More

resetting & trading up

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks0 Comments

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed a lot of furniture and accessories coming and going.  You may watch that and think something like, “Well, of course she can do that!  She’s an antiques dealer and a blogger and all of that is a part of her business, but what am I supposed to … Read More

Sanding, staining, mixing & flooding

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miscellaneus, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Tips and Tricks30 Comments

I had great plans for today.  I was going to get two furniture pieces finished and fit in e-mail and some photo shoots as paint dried.  The day was going as planned until about noon.  It’s been raining here for two full days.  Hard.  We’ve had a little bit of water seeping into our basement, just because the water table … Read More