New Vanity & More Finds

Marian ParsonsAntiques, buying & selling antiques, Favorite Finds, Master Bedroom, My House, Running a Business41 Comments

I have been buying some furniture lately to sell at the Lucketts Spring Market, but I’ve found a couple of pieces that are keepers.  Now, when I keep something, especially a piece of furniture, then something else has to leave.  This keeps my inventory up and allows me to “trade up” for my home without becoming a hoarder.  Here’s the … Read More

First Painted Nightstand Reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Master Bedroom, My House96 Comments

 Those who have missed my furniture makeovers lately are going to enjoy this post!  There’s a lot more furniture painting around with corner with the Lucketts Antique Market fast approaching, but one of my freelance articles was to show a specialty paint technique on a pair of nightstands.  Right up my alley!  And it just so happened I wanted to … Read More

Ruched Shams & Crown Molding

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House82 Comments

Two more projects are checked off the list.  The first one I finished yesterday was a set of pillow shams.  My editor asked for something Pottery-Barn-ish.  I checked out their site for some ideas and kept coming back to these… source So, I did a little figuring and came up with these…   The PB version is $39/sham.  My version costs … Read More

Choosing Grout & Hanging Drapes

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House60 Comments

I received a few opinions on the grout choice for my kitchen back splash and it made me take a look at my choice again.  I do read your comments and take them to heart.  I had bought gray grout, but the more I thought about it, the more I was unsure about the gray.  Finally, I read a comment … Read More