laying a floating floor

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Miscellaneus, My House, Tutorials38 Comments

You can read part one of laying a floating floor HERE.  It shows how we stripped the carpet and installed the underlayment.  Today, I’m going to talk through how we installed the actual floor.  As I said in part one, we’re not professionals at this, so this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive tutorial, but more of a testimony of … Read More

how to hang a curtain rod | made simple

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, My House, Popular, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials141 Comments

When I realized I was going to have to hang four curtain rods in the family room, I came up with a solution on how to hang curtain a curtain rod to make sure they are all hung at the same height and the same distance from the window. This process in the past has involved measuring up, measuring out, using a level, repeat. … Read More

my farm table & cabinet painting prep tips

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, Miscellaneus, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials55 Comments

I received a few comments about the farm table in my kitchen.  You could see peeks of it in my kitchen accessories post, so here is a full view.  (Ugh…excuse the floor!) I bought it a few months ago at an antique store with every intention of selling it.  I even put a tag on it at one point.  I … Read More