new house tour | the dining room

Marian ParsonsDining Room, My House54 Comments

I still have more of the studio transformation to share, but let’s take a break from that and continue the tour of my new house. If you missed it, here are tours of the kitchen, living room, front porch, and my work spaces.   Today, I’m going to show you the dining room.  This is how it looked when we … Read More

studio transformation | part 2

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Mustard Seed Studio, My House50 Comments

I shared about priming and painting the studio walls and ceiling in PART ONE of the studio transformation and I shared about the oak hutch in yesterday’s post… Today, I am sharing my “working corner” of the studio… I purchased the drafting table off of craigslist in PA for $100 and it’s been a great work surface for art.  I … Read More

spraying paint again…

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Living Room, My House92 Comments

When I first started my decorative and painting business, buying a paint sprayer was a no-brainer.  My pieces would have a smoother, more professional finish, and I could crank out pieces much faster than painting by hand.  I did a ton of research and ended up buying a Graco HVLP FinishPro.  (HVLP stands for high volume low pressure.)  I used … Read More

studio transformation | part 1

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers74 Comments

Believe it or not, we’re not trying to get the entire house completed in two weeks!  We are making a push, though, to get a bunch of big things checked off the to-do list.  One of those big things is painting the studio…all of it.  The walls, the floor, the ceiling, the trim.  Buckets and buckets of paint.  And painting … Read More