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

farm table & hitchcock chairs

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint44 Comments

Another piece is finished and ready to wait in the wings until the Lucketts Spring Market in May!  It seems so close, yet so far… Anyway, the finished piece is this antique farmhouse table… …and, though they are not 100% finished, these antique Hitchcock-style chairs I purchased last fall… For the chairs, I decided to tape off the rushing and just … Read More