new house tour | the guest room

Marian ParsonsGuest Room, My House23 Comments

Today,  I’m sharing the last room that’s in the basement – the guest room. You can click these links to see the playroom and the family room/TV room. Now, there is a little guest room upstairs that is my sewing room, but I set the French daybed up there, so we could accommodate another person, if need be. The guest … Read More

new house tour | the basement family room

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House48 Comments

I showed pictures of our empty basement last week when I shared plans for the boys’ playroom.  I finally got down there with my camera and took some pictures of how the spaces look now. We’ll start in the main room of the basement – the family room.  (Not to be confused with the living room upstairs.  We decided to … Read More

home progress in 2017

Marian ParsonsDecorating, My House, Room Makeovers48 Comments

We’ve been in this house for just over five months and, with the turn of the year on the calendar, it seemed like a good time to share a recap of what we’ve accomplished. This house has been an interesting project for me, because it is beautiful as is.  It doesn’t need a major makeover.  Nothing is hideous or dated.  … Read More

Stonington Gray

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers47 Comments

Happy New Year, everyone!  I have been hibernating and taking time off from posting on the blog (as you may have noticed.)  I spent time with my family, did some general loafing around, and lots of painting, which I’ll get to in a moment. After not writing for over a week, I feel like there is so much to write … Read More

bed crown take two?

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House60 Comments

Years ago, back when my blog was just a wee little thing, I made a bed crown for our master bedroom.  I wanted to make our cheap mattress on a metal frame look more important and high-end.  And, it doubled as camouflage for a doorway that made arranging furniture in the room awkward. And here it was… This is sort … Read More

master bedroom | fabric, color & furniture

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House67 Comments

We knew, even before we moved, that we might be switching some things around when it came to the bed/sleeping situation in our house.  We wanted to get through the move and some projects that were a priority before we made any decisions on it, though. Now that we have some of those priorities behind us, like paint and climate … Read More

dining room christmas tree

Marian ParsonsDining Room, Holiday, My House39 Comments

I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a second tree this year.  It’s been a little hard to really dig into the holiday decorating with it being our first year in this house, but as Christmas crept closer, I just couldn’t resist.  I mean, I had acquired an antique goat cart this summer with the idea that it … Read More