Painted Kitchen Cabinets | Reveal

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House72 Comments

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on painting my kitchen cabinets.  I must admit that it dragged out the process, but working on the cabinets in stages helped keep some order in the busiest room in our house. And now, they are done.  Whew! As a reminder, here is what the kitchen looked like shortly after we … Read More

and just like that…it felt like home

Marian ParsonsMy House62 Comments

We’ve lived in Rochester, in this new-to-us home, for almost three months. We’ve been doing a lot to intentionally get settled and entrenched in this area…  Working on projects to make this house feel more like ours.  Spending time with people to establish relationships that go beyond acquaintance.  Having kids over to play to nurture friendships for our boys.  Getting … Read More

the oak buffet

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, My House, Office54 Comments

When my in-laws were visiting, my mother-in-law and I checked out a local consignment shop and I found a piece of furniture that’s been on my wish list for a few weeks – a buffet.  I have been wanting one for my office, but have come up empty on craigslist and at Gold Rush Days.  The second I spotted this … Read More

counter & tile options & $30 shelves

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House, Organizing34 Comments

Yesterday, I needed to run some errands and play some catch up, so I didn’t have a chance to start painting the kitchen island.  I must admit that it’s nice to have a break from cabinet painting, although I’m looking forward to having it done! While I was out, though, I picked up samples from Home Depot to “try them … Read More

the beefy range

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House42 Comments

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Kitchen Aid, but I did receive VIP pricing on the purchase of this range.  I decided to purchase this specific range before I knew I could receive a discount.   I paid retail price for my other Kitchen Aid appliances.  All words and opinions about the brand and the range are, as always, honest … Read More

trim for days, grays doors & glass knobs

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House58 Comments

I scoured and studied pictures of our house before I had the chance to see it in person.  That didn’t happen until after we made an offer and were pretty much committed to buy it as long as Jeff received a job offer.  In the pictures, I was hopeful that the trim was a nice, clean white, but I had … Read More

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