Master Bathroom Details & Reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, My House, Popular87 Comments

Yesterday, someone asked me about my master bathroom in a comment and I realized I have never shared the details on that makeover!  I finished the bathroom and immediately went on three trips in a row and then hopped right back into the school year routine.  Also, we haven’t finished it totally.  We did a lot of projects over the … Read More

Milk Paint vs. Chalk-type Paints (again)

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MMS Milk Paint Boxwood dresser before and after - www.mms2.wpengine.com

The number one question people ask me when I tell them about my milk paint line is, “What’s the difference between milk paint and chalk-type paints?” That’s a fair question!  It seems like boutique paint lines are flooding the market and it’s causing a lot of confusion.  Which one is best for your project?  Why would you choose one over … Read More

how to hang a curtain rod | made simple

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, My House, Popular, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials143 Comments

When I realized I was going to have to hang four curtain rods in the family room, I came up with a solution on how to hang curtain a curtain rod to make sure they are all hung at the same height and the same distance from the window. This process in the past has involved measuring up, measuring out, using a level, repeat. … Read More

Farm Table Tutorial

Marian ParsonsPopular, Tutorials, woodworking175 Comments

I received several requests for the tutorial on building a simple farmhouse table (with just a drill) that was published in the October 2011 issue of Cottages & Bungalows.  I just got the “thumbs up” to publish the full tutorial on my blog, so here you go!   What you’ll need: Pine lumber 3 – 1” x 12” x 6’ … Read More