makeover of the paisley chairs

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Kitchen, My House, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers78 Comments

I know some of you really loved the red paisley chairs as they were and, I agree, they were pretty.  I’m sure they were beautiful for the first few decades they spent on this earth, but now they were only pretty if you didn’t look too closely at them.  They were stained, watermarked, smelled a little musty from years of … Read More

the enameled kitchen sink

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Kitchen, My House25 Comments

The boys are in a sports day camp this week and that means I actually have concentrated, uninterrupted time to work!  I know so many can relate to the challenges that come with trying to run a business from home while the kids are home all day.  I regularly feel torn between doing mom-stuff and doing work-stuff, so it’s nice … Read More

eating area updates

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House53 Comments

Once we were unpacked and settled form back-to-back trips, I was ready to start working on the house again.  I am waiting to get into the summer rhythm before I tackle larger projects, like the butler’s pantry and painting the kitchen island, but I want to get smaller things done when time allows.  Organization of cabinets and closets is definitely … Read More

Braided Jute Kitchen Rug

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Kitchen, My House, Room Makeovers18 Comments

One of the questions I’m asked most when I share my kitchen on social media is, “Where did you get the rug?” The answer is, it’s a braided jute I purchased from Joss & Main a few years ago.  It has worn really well and has even been hosed down a couple of times to remove stains and an unfortunate … Read More

new kitchen wall color

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, Room Makeovers76 Comments

Well, we were home for less than two days and I already started painting the kitchen walls.  I had the paint (purchased for the hall and foyer), so it was easy to impulsively start painting.  It began as an oh-I’ll-just-paint-a-test-swatch and turned into painting half of the kitchen and eating area. The color really needed to be changed.  It was … Read More