Some things about a planked ceiling…

Marian Parsonshome improvement, My House, Tutorials

I did the plank ceiling A.) because we had some sloppy drywall and a strange textured ceiling, B.) because I was hired to write a tutorial on how to install a planked ceiling and C.) because I love the look.  I know a lot of you have questions about the installation, but you’ll have to wait for the tutorial to … Read More

laying a floating floor

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Miscellaneus, My House, Tutorials

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, Tutorials

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

the greatest tool ever made

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

This post does is not about pretty pictures.  I am tearing my home apart to paint my kitchen cabinets and family room walls and ceiling after all.   I bought some pears today for my next Cottages and Bungalows photo shoot, lined them up on the window sill and snapped some photos.  I just couldn’t help myself. Now that I’ve gotten … Read More