my new creative workspace

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Organizing, Room Makeovers, Running a Business42 Comments

Yesterday, I was a determined woman.  Despite the gloomy weather, I was in the mood to organize, purge, and get my creative space put together. We have organized and cleaned out the studio here and there, but we haven’t picked through each bin and each drawer, keeping only the things that are really used.  It was time.  It was long past time. … Read More

The trials of decorating for an 8-year-old boy

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers39 Comments

Decorating for kids is hard.  I’m learning that as I’m working with my eight-year-old on transforming the guest room into his room.  We have conversations about it that go something like this… “So, let’s talk about your room, bud, and how you would like it to look.” “Okay.” “What colors would you like?” “Ummm… Red, green, black, gray, orange, blue. … Read More

styling the girl’s vintage bedroom

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers32 Comments

When I was a little kid, my favorite toy was my dollhouse.  I enjoyed living out the imaginary lives of the little people who resided there, but my favorite part was arranging and rearranging the furniture.  Even building “additions” with metal lebkuchen tins to make room for more furniture. I carried that into my teen years when I rearranged and … Read More

Pine Cone Hill Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers1485 Comments

When I revealed my parent’s bedroom makeover a couple of weeks ago, I shared that I would be hosting a giveaway for some Pine Cone Hill bedding and here it is! Pine Cone Hill furnished the bedding for this room makeover and offered to give away one Boyfriend Matelasse Coverlet in the color and size of your choosing to one … Read More