spraying paint again…

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Living Room, My House87 Comments

When I first started my decorative and painting business, buying a paint sprayer was a no-brainer.  My pieces would have a smoother, more professional finish, and I could crank out pieces much faster than painting by hand.  I did a ton of research and ended up buying a Graco HVLP FinishPro.  (HVLP stands for high volume low pressure.)  I used … Read More

studio transformation | part 1

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers72 Comments

Believe it or not, we’re not trying to get the entire house completed in two weeks!  We are making a push, though, to get a bunch of big things checked off the to-do list.  One of those big things is painting the studio…all of it.  The walls, the floor, the ceiling, the trim.  Buckets and buckets of paint.  And painting … Read More

my new work spaces

Marian ParsonsMy House, Office46 Comments

As most of you know, I started my business out of my home in Pennsylvania and worked out of the home (mostly the unfinished basement) for years.  As the business grew, though, it started taking over more and more of the house until we had palettes of look books and boxes of Milk Paint filling the living room and corners … Read More

working with your house

Marian ParsonsDecorating, My House136 Comments

Every home has a personality.  It might be quirky, conservative, playful, regal, humble, sleek…  The home brings something to the table.  While there are some homes that need to be stripped to the bones and entire reworked, most homes just need for you to cooperate with them – let them be what they are and bring out their best qualities. … Read More

New House Tour | The Front Porch

Marian ParsonsExterior, My House119 Comments

Everyone knows that the best color to use to make a good first impression is the pale beige that has graced Band Aids for generations. Not really, but that’s what my front door is saying at the moment. I don’t know what is up with this color, but it’s blah and it’s going to change. I held up dozens of … Read More