a total heart purchase…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers19 Comments

With milk paint and distressing and the right combination of techniques, one can give a pretty convincing aged look to a piece of furniture.  But, none of that can compare to what time can do. And time did a beautiful job on this piece… It’s perfectly dented, scratched, cracked, crazed, and worn in all the right places. And this was a … Read More

cottage bed update

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers23 Comments

 I finished the twin cottage bed today and I had so much fun styling it to shoot. Let me back up, though. We painted it in two coats of a custom mix of Kitchen Scale and Boxwood from the MMS Milk Paint line.  After the second coat, the milk paint started chipping in certain places.  It pulled up the pale pink paint as … Read More

furniture updates…

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Mustard Seed Studio28 Comments

I have spent the better part of this week playing catch-up and getting back into the swing of things after my trip.  I had a full day in the studio on Wednesday, though, and it was so great to be in my creative space again.  I cranked my music, got some things checked off the to-do list, and worked on some … 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