when I just can’t…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery, upholstery makeovers40 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

Stripping Upholstery

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery makeovers2 Comments

I finished upholstering one of the pink French chairs today.  Woohoo!  I even put a zipper on the cushion cover, so it’s legit.  With over twelve years of sewing under my belt, this is the first zipper I have ever done!  I don’t know why I’ve been so scared of zippers…ZIPPERS, people.  Really?!  I was determined to not be spooked … Read More

Best of MMS – French Chair Makeover & Tutorial

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials, upholstery makeovers1 Comment

Welcome to another “Best of MMS” post. A few of you offered up the brilliant idea of sharing some of my past posts while I’m busy working on things for the book, so that’s what I’m doing.  (I’m sorry about the wonky spacing in the post.  Something funny happens when I put code from my old blogspot blog on my new site.)   … Read More

French chair makeover & updates

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miscellaneus, My House, upholstery makeoversLeave a Comment

After a whirlwind week of activities and festivities, we dropped my parents off at the airport this afternoon.   We got so much accomplished, it’s amazing.  I started getting a little teary-eyed today when I saw so many projects complete.  I know that’s silly, but some of them have been five years in the making and now they’re almost done. Before … Read More