Best of MMS – French Chair Makeover & Tutorial

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials, upholstery makeovers4 Comments

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

resourceful or ridiculous?

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, upholstery makeovers88 Comments

Today, the glittering continued.   I received my box of 10 pounds of glitter over the weekend, so the glittering isn’t going to stop any time soon.  Even my basement sparkles…and not because it’s clean, unfortunately.  I also began working on my feature furniture pieces for the Lucketts holiday open house today.  I started pulling apart this sofa, but as soon … Read More

French Chair Reveal, Glaze Mix, & Simple Upholstery

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, upholstery makeovers77 Comments

There’s a lot of good information and inspiration in this post, so get ready!  First of all, the beauty shot.  Now, the before shot.  I’m so happy with how these turned out.  I’m taking the pair of arm chairs (only one is pictured in the before shot) to the Ground Hog Day Sale at Lucketts (Feb 4-6).  If you’d like to read about the paint … Read More

A Happy Marriage?

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery makeovers23 Comments

Can a chair from the 1900’s and a quilt from the 1800’s come together in a happy union?  This chair was almost naked when it was purchased for almost nothing from an auction.  No finish and stripped down to it’s springs.  This quilt fit under an unfortunate label…a cutter quilt.  Although they were from different centuries, they seemed to want to be … Read More