the old, new dining room table

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House83 Comments

I’m reading the book Five Love Languages right now (which is a really awesome book, by the way) and I just finished a chapter on the phenomenon of being “in love.”  As I was reading it, I actually thought of how that same phenomenon happens in decorating.  Or, at least, it happens to me.  I make a change or buy … Read More

Painting the Dining Chairs

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House58 Comments

I have been looking for a sturdy pair of oval back chairs to use in my dining room for years.  They were always too expensive or too rickety for practical, regular use.  So, I was ready to buy some from Restoration Hardware, but the day I was planning to press the “purchase” button, I found a set of four chairs … Read More

My Dining Room Today

Marian ParsonsDining Room, My House54 Comments

I had a lot on the to-do list today and I didn’t even get to half of it, but one thing I did get done was a photo shoot with my new 24mm lens.  This new camera gear has been so fun!  And it’s made me slow down a bit on my shoots.  I don’t want to have this awesome … Read More