Painting Checkboard Floors | Part 1

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, home improvement, Home Studio, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials29 Comments

I’ve had this itch for a long time!  Back in 2012 I was contemplating finishing my dining room and living room in a two-toned stained checkerboard pattern (you can find that post HERE), but Jeff didn’t love the idea and talked me out of it.  I was slightly relieved because the prospect of doing all of that geometry made me … Read More

studio desk chair & the computer ban

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Home Studio, My House, Office26 Comments

Since I did the office/studio furniture shuffle in February, I’ve been sitting on makeshift desk chairs.  At first, it was a Fench cane chair that worked pretty well, even if it wasn’t the best height or the most comfortable.  But, I could slowly feel the cane seat loosening and it finally punched through (which was awesome for my self-esteem.)  So, … Read More

more studio closet progress

Marian ParsonsHome Studio, My House, Room Makeovers26 Comments

Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments on my guest room and for the overwhelming response on my milk paint birthday post!  This group knows how to make a girl feel good.  Thank you!  I’ll announce the giveaway winner in tomorrow’s post. Well, we took advantage of a pretty day last week and finally finished building the studio … Read More

the toledo stool & equipto cart

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Home Studio, My House, Oil Painting26 Comments

There are two things that have been on my shopping list for a while – an antique adjustable drafting stool and a rolling cart, both for my studio.  I’ve been trolling craigslist and looking at local antique and consignment shops and haven’t found anything that was just right.  Well, I hit the jackpot at Junk Bonanza and found both! One … Read More