when I just can’t…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery39 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

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

bespoke chippy empire

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint26 Comments

I find it hard to resist a good empire-style dresser.  They are impressive pieces that have a balance of masculinity in their massive size and handsome features, and feminine in their curves, glass knobs, and carved keyhole escutcheons.  The downside to these pieces is that they are massive.  They are tall, heavy, and bulky, and, for those reasons, I made … Read More