painted porch bench

Marian ParsonsMy House24 Comments

I spent the day painting cabinets, again!  I am really ready to be done with that project, but I’m nearing the finish line.  I should have the cabinets around the fridge put back together tomorrow. For now, in today’s post, I’m going to circle back to share a project we completed when my parents were still here.  Remember the front … Read More

studio transformation | part 4

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers55 Comments

We’re almost there!  The studio is nearing completion and I am so excited to be able to start using this space now that it’s insulated, climate-controlled, and the walls are back on! Today, the wall around the mini-split went up and it looks so good!  Of course, it still needs to be painted, but that will be happening this week. … Read More

adding open shelving & hiding the microwave

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House35 Comments

In my post about the pot rack, you could see the new open shelving in the background… When I first spotted this somewhat awkward alcove, I immediately thought it was begging for some shelves. And I realized once we were unpacking that I was really missing some open shelving in this kitchen! It was one of the projects on my … Read More

hanging the pot rack

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Kitchen, My House44 Comments

This kitchen still has a long way to go to make it really “mine”, but while my parents and brother were here, we were able to make a change that definitely started the ball rolling in that direction. The bones of the kitchen are really great, it’s just the finishes that I would like to change.  It’s not that they … Read More

studio transformation | part 3

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers39 Comments

Today, I wanted to share more detail on the “window walls” of the studio.  I was so excited about all of the natural light that comes in from not just one, but two full walls of windows.  This room is flooded from sunrise to sunset.  Fortunately, though, it’s not direct light until late afternoon, so I don’t have to deal … Read More