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