hang your head in shame, faucet

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Kitchen62 Comments

The kitchen has come a long way since we moved in and, while it looks like a big overhaul, it’s really just involved paint, changing out the lights over the island, and hanging the pot rack.  The one big change we made was converting the electric stove to gas and replacing it with a beefy commercial-style range, which has been … Read More

studio tweaks

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Home Studio, Organizing27 Comments

When I moved everything into the studio, I knew that they might not stay that way.  I had an idea of how I would use the space, but that was based on the idea that the drafting table would be my primary work surface. Since I’ve been doing more painting than watercolors and drawing, I’ve been working mostly at my … Read More

home progress in 2017

Marian ParsonsDecorating, My House, Room Makeovers48 Comments

We’ve been in this house for just over five months and, with the turn of the year on the calendar, it seemed like a good time to share a recap of what we’ve accomplished. This house has been an interesting project for me, because it is beautiful as is.  It doesn’t need a major makeover.  Nothing is hideous or dated.  … Read More

open kitchen shelving

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Kitchen, Organizing81 Comments

This week, I have felt even more motivated than usual to knock things off of my to-do list.  I was slowed down a little over the past couple of months with the holidays, an injured shoulder, and a chest cold.  The new year is underway, though, and I am feeling that energy that spurs us to collectively organize and plan.  … Read More

Stonington Gray

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers48 Comments

Happy New Year, everyone!  I have been hibernating and taking time off from posting on the blog (as you may have noticed.)  I spent time with my family, did some general loafing around, and lots of painting, which I’ll get to in a moment. After not writing for over a week, I feel like there is so much to write … Read More

bed crown take two?

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House60 Comments

Years ago, back when my blog was just a wee little thing, I made a bed crown for our master bedroom.  I wanted to make our cheap mattress on a metal frame look more important and high-end.  And, it doubled as camouflage for a doorway that made arranging furniture in the room awkward. And here it was… This is sort … Read More

master bedroom | fabric, color & furniture

Marian ParsonsMaster Bedroom, My House67 Comments

We knew, even before we moved, that we might be switching some things around when it came to the bed/sleeping situation in our house.  We wanted to get through the move and some projects that were a priority before we made any decisions on it, though. Now that we have some of those priorities behind us, like paint and climate … Read More