landscape dresser no. 4 reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

I finished “landscape dresser no. 4” yesterday and had the chance to style and photograph it today.  The prop-pickings were slim in the studio, but I love how everything came together to showcase this piece. As a reminder, here is how the dresser started.  It really was pretty as it was, but I’ve learned that even pretty wood pieces don’t usually sell … Read More

soft landscape dresser | reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture

The “soft landscape dresser”, as I’ve been calling it, is finished! I had to struggle my way through it a bit, but I’ve learned that’s often the way it is with new creative endeavors.  My first venture into sewing, my first refinished dresser, my first blog post…they were all a learning process.  And let’s not even talk about the first … Read More

soft landscape dresser | part three

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture

I loved reading all of the feedback and suggestions shared on my post yesterday.  Some of you overestimate my abilities, I think! All of the different suggestions were an encouragement to me, though.  Each one of you had a different vision of how it could be finished and isn’t that just how art is?  And there are no wrong answers. … Read More

soft landscape dresser | part two

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture

I will fully admit that I still feel out of my depth with this whole landscape painting phase of mine.  I’m inspired by it and moderately terrified all at the same time.  I waffle between loving the piece I’m working on and wanting to put it on the burn pile.  This may be how I always feel, but I hope this internal … Read More