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

cutting corners

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Tips and Tricks0 Comments

About three years ago, I walked into my local paint store and noticed a display for a bright green painter’s tape – Frog Tape. I trust my guys at the paint store, so I asked, “Does this stuff really work?” I have never been a fan of painter’s tape. I always, ALWAYS had problems with bleeding and finally decided to … Read More