plantation shutters

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, My House, Office57 Comments

I’ve been “adulting it” since I was 18 years old…meaning living in a place not owned by my parents, paying my own bills, etc.  And, over those 22 years, I’ve learned the things I like and the things I don’t like when it comes to setting up house.  I don’t like wall-to-wall carpet.  I like hardwood floors.  I don’t like … Read More

painting the interior of the primitive hutch

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House51 Comments

It was on my “annoying project list“, so I got the interior of the primitive hutch in the dining room painted when I was knocking out all of the other annoying projects.  Painting furniture is normally like therapy for me, but painting the interiors of hutches and cabinets is my achilles heel.  It always takes more paint and more time … Read More

dining table makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Room Makeovers, Tutorials39 Comments

Independent of one another, two of my friends from church asked me if I could give them advice on refinishing a table.  It occurred to me that I have a table I want to refinish, too, so why not make a day of it and refinished all of the tables together?  Projects are always more fun when fellowship is involved … Read More

milk paint mural tutorial

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials, Uncategorized31 Comments

One of the reasons I decided to DIY my own dining room mural was so I could share how to do it with others.  Well, I realized about 10 minutes into it that I was totally flying by the seat of my pants and I didn’t know if it would even look good in the end!  It’s hard to teach … Read More

repainting the primitive blue cabinet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Room Makeovers86 Comments

The primitive blue hutch has been one of my favorite pieces of furniture for several years, but it is a little too primitive for my current home.  The shape is simple enough, so I think it has more to do with the color and distressed, worn paint.  I have been debating painting it for months and I finally did it! … Read More