Hand-Painted Ceramic Christmas Ornaments

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Decorating, Holiday, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Tutorials16 Comments

I know that I’m slipping this one in at the last minute, but I wanted to share one more Christmas craft!  You can scrape together the materials for this year or hunt and peck at some after Christmas sales for ribbon and unfinished ceramic ornaments to have some handmade gifts and decorations in the hopper for next year!  Here is … Read More

farmhouse white chair makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Guest Room, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House21 Comments

A couple of months ago, I picked up this sweet vintage chair from a local antique shop for $25.  It was just the kind of chair I had been looking for to use at my sewing desk.  I don’t typically sit and sew for hours on end, so it didn’t have to be super comfortable.  My sewing desk is also … Read More

milk painted dresser makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials66 Comments

I know that my followers love a good furniture makeover and I have a good old fashioned painted dresser makeover today! This is a dresser I bought in the spring of 2019 when my mom and I were working on the guest room makeover.  We went out to a few local antique and consignment shops to see if we could … Read More

A huge announcement about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

Marian ParsonsMiss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Running a Business86 Comments

I wrote a post almost 10 years ago entitled “Everything is for sale“.  At that time, I was becoming known for selling pretty much anything including furniture we were actively using in our house.  It was a common occurrence for Jeff to come home to a large hole that a piece of furniture occupied that very morning.  Maybe it’s the … Read More

milk paint backdrops, blueberry ink, & creative community

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Art, Gardening, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint16 Comments

Last week was the first week that I felt like I was settling into a new routine.  The previous weeks were about figuring out this new normal…the stress of feeling like I’m bringing toxic waste into the house when I order groceries or check the mail, the struggle of learning how to do school from home, the worry of the … Read More

Furniture Dilemmas | Connie’s Queen Anne Highboy

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Dilemmas, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials48 Comments

Let’s talk about furniture, shall we?  That seems like a welcome diversion! Today, I’m going to share the step-by-step how-to for painting and finishing a piece like Connie’s Queen Anne highboy…. Here is how it looks in the context of her room…   Isn’t that a lovely space?  It reminds me a lot of my Opa’s house.  And I mean … Read More

Hand Painted Mora Dresser | Part 2

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Tutorials50 Comments

In case you missed part one of this dresser makeover, you can check it out HERE. At the end of yesterday’s post, I said I would show how the dresser turned out as well as how I distressed and finished it, so this post is fulfilling that promise. And here it is… I did a light distressing with 120 grit … Read More