painting & finishing the aviary dresser

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials24 Comments

The last time you saw this dresser, it was sanded down and prepped for painting… In case you missed that post, you can check it out HERE. Years ago, I made a video tutorial about applying the first coat of milk paint, what to expect, etc.  While the information really hasn’t changed a lot, I decided to make an updated … Read More

painted studio floor update

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement16 Comments

I’ve been asked quite a bit for an update on how the painted floors in my studio are holding up, so I thought I would share! Here is a reminder of what the room looked like when we first moved in.  It was perfect for a sunroom, but I wanted a studio more than a sunroom and all of that … Read More

five reasons you need hemp oil in your life & answers to FAQs

Marian ParsonsCleaning & care, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing44 Comments

When you’re around something for a while, whether it’s a smell, an environment, something you created or wrote, it’s easy to not appreciate or notice it any longer. Sometimes I’ll go back and read a post I wrote years ago, that I have completely forgotten about and it makes me laugh and I can see my blog in a fresh … Read More

indigo pysanky egg tutorial

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Decorating, Holiday, Tutorials41 Comments

I confessed on my Instagram Stories earlier this week that I still had my white lights and greenery hanging up outside.  As in Christmas lights and greenery.  I think mid-March is past the line of Christmas decor looking wintry and acceptable!  But, it’s been cold and snowy and, when it’s been warmer, I haven’t wanted to spend my time taking … 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