painting cabinets | applying the paint

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Kitchen, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials43 Comments

I know this series is called “painting cabinets”, but painting is just the final and probably the easiest step!  Before you break out the paint, make sure you check out the first two posts in this series… painting cabinets | prep painting cabinets | priming Now, let’s talk about the paint. For the cabinets and trim in my house, I’m … Read More

painting cabinets | prep

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials33 Comments

I have been sharing some snippets here and there of the process of painting my built-ins and kitchen cabinets on my Instagram Stories and I’ve been getting tons of questions about the process and products I’m using, so now I’m sharing the details here on the blog. First off, I know painting cabinets is intimidating and understandably so!  They are … Read More

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, Tutorials142 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