the process of living in a house while refinishing floors

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tips and Tricks33 Comments

Well, we’ve made it to the other side of having new wood floors installed in the living room while also refinishing the kitchen & eating area floors.  And, we were living in the house through the entire process.  In fact, every time we’ve either worked on floors ourselves or had them done, we’ve stayed in the house through the upheaval.  … Read More

hanging the antique birdcage

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers57 Comments

Even if decorating comes naturally and you have a great space to work with, there is still the possibility of getting stuck.  It’s just normal and a natural part of the creative process.  Some things come easily and others take more thought, time, and discovery.  Such has been the case with this corner in my living room.  I think this … Read More

sofas : neutral vs. bold

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Living Room, My House83 Comments

Happy Monday, everyone!  I spent the good part of my weekend resting my arm, hanging out with the family, doing a little bit of cleaning, and looking at some new magazines I picked up at the store.  I love decorating, but the last few months have been busy and I haven’t had as much time to do sewing and furniture … Read More