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

slipcovered settee

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery21 Comments

I usually don’t work on the weekends, but it’s crunch time as Lucketts is quickly approaching.  So, after sitting out in the rain most of the morning to cheer my boys on at soccer, my mom and I spent a few hours in the studio to cross some more things off the to-do list. My mom priced the shipment of German … Read More

“the sofa” update & explaining my shop

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, Furniture Makeovers, My House, upholstery29 Comments

Well, my new sofa was supposed to be delivered tomorrow.  I received a call from Pottery Barn today to get my “delivery time window.”  I answered the phone with bubbly anticipation.  Will it come early?  Will I have to wait all day?  Instead of getting a time frame, I received the disappointing news that they had overbooked the route for … Read More

“fixing” a broken cane seat

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery0 Comments

I finished painting, staining and slip covering the four Craig’s List chairs for the dining room a fewweeks ago and have been on the hunt for chairs to use for the ends of the table.  As it happens, I’ve had two other French cane chairs that are almost identical to the Craig’s List ones in my basement stash.  I bought … Read More