Butcher Block Counters

Marian ParsonsKitchen, Miscellaneus, My House47 Comments

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about my dream for our kitchen.  I wanted to do a little something like this… Now, I fully acknowledged then (and now) that there wasn’t a darn thing wrong with that kitchen.  The cabinets were a pretty hickory and the laminate counters were in great condition, the layout is awesome and … Read More

updated kitchen pictures

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Kitchen, My House46 Comments

Before we dive into the pictures, I had to share something funny.  My mom read my post from yesterday and immediately got her painting clothes ready.  You see, she helps me on Wednesday nights when the boys are at Awana and she knew after reading the post that we would be painting my guest room!  She knows me so well … Read More

Range Hood Tutorial & More…

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House34 Comments

For those who were interested, the tutorial on how we made the range hood in our kitchen is now live on HGTV.com HERE.  This was one of my favorite projects, because it made a huge difference in making the kitchen look custom and higher end. Speaking of my kitchen, I have an exciting photo shoot coming up, so I’ve been … Read More

Milk Painted Bar Stool

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Kitchen, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House64 Comments

After a few years of leaving them as I bought them (I know, what is wrong with me?), I finally started painting my Target bar stools.  I actually just painted one to experiment, before I did the other two. I love how it pops against the white cabinets and wood counters now.  Before, the stools were blending into the counter … Read More

Polenta & Veggie Stuffed Red Peppers

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House42 Comments

 I decided today to share one of my favorite recipes of late…polenta & veggie stuffed red peppers.  And they are around 275 calories for an entire pepper! Now, I’ve never been a huge fan of peppers…until I overlooked the price tag and bought red, orange and yellow peppers.  Oh my.  They are sweet and delicious cooked or raw.  So, the … Read More

How we installed our undermount sink…

Marian ParsonsKitchen, Miscellaneus, My House26 Comments

 I knew I wanted to install a new sink when we were putting in new counters.  The sink we had was an enamel-coated cast iron sink that was full of scratches and chips and water was always hanging around the lip.  So, when I was looking for a new sink, I considered a farmhouse-style sink, but I already hated having … Read More