cabinet base + hutch top =

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers21 Comments

Remember this cabinet I picked up a couple of weeks ago? I cleaned it all up and removed the doors, that were rotten from water damage, to get it ready for the next step. My dad and I worked together to rebuild the bottom of the cabinet and I nailed on the trim pieces that had come off. And then … Read More

looks can be deceiving…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Cleaning & care, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint26 Comments

Let me take you back to high school. Remember that first day of a new class, looking around the room, scoping out your classmates?  Who might be your friend?  Who is going to be a troublemaker?  And where is the – oh, there he is… The hot guy. Perfect hair.  Great smile.  Gorgeous eyes.  At first glance, he is your … Read More

revamped balance scale

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters28 Comments

When shopping for pieces, I try to look past things that aren’t my taste cosmetically, like color and fabric, and try to envision what the piece will look like when I make it my taste.   In the case of this scale, the bright yellow just wasn’t my taste.  I love yellow, but this yellow was pretty in-your-face and I felt like … Read More