repainting the primitive blue cabinet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Room Makeovers86 Comments

The primitive blue hutch has been one of my favorite pieces of furniture for several years, but it is a little too primitive for my current home.  The shape is simple enough, so I think it has more to do with the color and distressed, worn paint.  I have been debating painting it for months and I finally did it! … Read More

milk paint landscape mural | reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Popular, Room Makeovers135 Comments

Unless you follow me on Instagram, when you last saw the milk paint landscape mural in the dining room, it was just getting started with the watery Lucketts Green base for the land.  Well, Friday it was hot as the blazes here in Rochester, MN (heat index of 104), so we all hung out inside and I had a lot … Read More

milk paint landscape mural

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, home improvement, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Room Makeovers, Tutorials49 Comments

A few weeks ago, I shared my plan to paint a soft landscape mural in my dining room.   The dining room is one of the smallest non-bathroom rooms in the house and it’s square with a large window and two large doorways, making it a little awkward.  I feel like it needs something that is a show-stopper in order to … Read More

Braided Jute Kitchen Rug

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Kitchen, My House, Room Makeovers17 Comments

One of the questions I’m asked most when I share my kitchen on social media is, “Where did you get the rug?” The answer is, it’s a braided jute I purchased from Joss & Main a few years ago.  It has worn really well and has even been hosed down a couple of times to remove stains and an unfortunate … Read More

new kitchen wall color

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, Room Makeovers76 Comments

Well, we were home for less than two days and I already started painting the kitchen walls.  I had the paint (purchased for the hall and foyer), so it was easy to impulsively start painting.  It began as an oh-I’ll-just-paint-a-test-swatch and turned into painting half of the kitchen and eating area. The color really needed to be changed.  It was … Read More