Kim’s coastal bedroom | non-chippy milk paint

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Room Makeovers53 Comments

I love the look of paint that has been worn with time.  Chips, flakes, rubbed areas that reveal the warm patina of the wood underneath. It just speaks to me. But, I know some people look at those pieces and wonder when you’re going to repaint or refinish them.  It’s just not a look that is up everyone’s alley.  My … Read More

Sally’s farmhouse living room | the before

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers41 Comments

I mentioned taking on a second makeover as I’m finishing up the one for my mom, but I haven’t had the chance to sit down, give it some focused thought (and edit the pictures I took back before Thanksgiving!)  As I said, my services are free, but slow. While I haven’t sat down with a blank piece of paper to … Read More

Sarah’s Fireside Room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Room Makeovers25 Comments

Do you remember Sarah’s wood stove decorating dilemma that I posted about this summer?  Well, I received an update from Sarah on her progress and her plan, so I thought I would share it with you. Here is the inspiration board Sarah sent me… Here’s how the room looked when I shared it back in August… And here is how … Read More

The Retreat kitchen | before & after

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers14 Comments

I shared about our photo shoot in this 1799 manor house last week, in case you missed it.  I promised I would share more about the house and I’m fulfilling that now!  There was just way too much to cover in one post without allowing for an intermission or potty/snack break. Today, I want to share more about the kitchen.  It’s … Read More