hiding ugly office stuff & hanging sconces

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, decorating dilemmas, My House, Office, Room Makeovers38 Comments

Before I go into today’s post, I have some exiting news!  Free Spirit Fabrics has been acquired and that means my fabric lines will still be produced! That means I need to hunker down and start working on colorways for the second collection again.  I’m so excited that Bunnies Birds & Blooms will be available, but I’m even more excited … Read More

making way for hardwoods | ripping up carpet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, home improvement, Office, Room Makeovers, Tutorials27 Comments

I’m sharing everything in reverse when it comes to the office makeover, but that’s just how it goes sometimes!  I usually write about what is most “at my fingertips” and sharing progress on the room was a lot more fun than talking about ripping out carpet.  But, it’s an important bit that some of you might want to know more … Read More

home office progress

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Office, Room Makeovers44 Comments

I’m so excited to share the progress we’ve made in the home office!  Initially, this room wasn’t going to get attention for a while. but when we talked about putting hardwoods in the dining room, we decided to have them done in the office at the same time.  Both rooms are right off the foyer (one to the right and … Read More

dining room wood floors

Marian ParsonsDining Room, My House, Room Makeovers29 Comments

Before we even moved into this house, before we even saw the house in person, I let Jeff know I had my eye on the carpeting in the dining room.  For a room that is the “most formal” in the house, carpeting just didn’t work for me.  I also do a lot of photo shoots in my dining room for … Read More

customizing a house | painting interior doors

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Room Makeovers, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks52 Comments

I’ve been contemplating a way to describe my current house and the changes I’m making.  It’s not outdated, it’s not ugly, it’s not run-down, it’s not in poor taste…  In fact, it’s a beautiful home.  So, how do I explain why I view this perfectly nice suburban home as one that is ripe for a makeover? Then, it hit me.  … Read More

the basement playroom

Marian ParsonsRoom Makeovers39 Comments

In my post reviewing our progress on the new home in 2017, I shared that there are rooms I haven’t showed here, yet.  In fact, I haven’t showed the entire basement!  In addition to the utility room and some storage, there is a family room, a playroom, bathroom, and a guest room down there.  It’s a walk-out basement, so even … 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