making way for hardwoods | ripping up carpet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, home improvement, Office, Room Makeovers, Tutorials26 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

living room curtains

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House, Sewing41 Comments

Man, it has been a long, productive day and I am pooped!  Of course, I decided to start exercising the day I had a bunch of physical work planned.  That was brilliant.  I use the word “exercise” loosely, though, because it was pathetic how out of shape I am.  I am still babying my shoulder and about 10 minutes into … 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  It’s not outdated, it’s not ugly, it’s not run-down, it’s not in poor taste…  In fact, it’s a beautiful home.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

hang your head in shame, faucet

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Kitchen62 Comments

The kitchen has come a long way since we moved in and, while it looks like a big overhaul, it’s really just involved paint, changing out the lights over the island, and hanging the pot rack.  The one big change we made was converting the electric stove to gas and replacing it with a beefy commercial-style range, which has been … Read More