when I just can’t…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery40 Comments

I think you will agree that a before and after is more enjoyable than a before and quit-in-the-middle.  But that is the truth of furniture rehab or DIY in general.  Sometimes projects are abandoned. Several months ago, I bought two upholstery projects.  I was on the furniture-makeover-victory high from finishing the tufted sofa, so I felt like I could tackle … Read More

installing glass in the “last-minute hutch”

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers25 Comments

Remember the “last minute hutch“? Well, it was so last minute that we didn’t finish it in time to take it to Lucketts.  I thought that ended up being very fortunate, since I was contemplating keeping it, anyway.  I figured the decision had just been made for me. Then, I receive an Instagram message from someone who wanted to buy … Read More

antique crib-turned-daybed

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers28 Comments

Remember this antique Jenny Lind-style crib I found on craigslist a couple of months ago? Well, I finally got around to sprucing it up and made it into a sweet daybed… The wood was so pretty that I decided not to paint it.  Well, and spindles are a complete nightmare to paint as well, so that was an added deterrent. … Read More

slipcovered settee

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery21 Comments

I usually don’t work on the weekends, but it’s crunch time as Lucketts is quickly approaching.  So, after sitting out in the rain most of the morning to cheer my boys on at soccer, my mom and I spent a few hours in the studio to cross some more things off the to-do list. My mom priced the shipment of German … Read More