dining chair upholstery tutorial

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery13 Comments

I almost completely forgot that I left this chair makeover tutorial hanging after I shared how to make the slipcover for the seat!  I was traveling and visiting family and wasn’t reminded about part two until someone mentioned it on Instagram.  Anyway, I dusted off the video footage and got everything edited, so I could share how to strip and … Read More

living room curtains

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House, Sewing43 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

farmhouse-style dog bed cover

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Sewing27 Comments

Earlier this week, I took some time to design and make a dog bed cover for a freelance project.  I’ve been doing a lot of desk work lately and not a lot of making, so it was nice to get on the floor, cut & stitch, and see flat fabric take some shape. I used an old tablecloth and some mattress ticking, … Read More

DIY window valance

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, My House, Sewing, Tutorials31 Comments

Good evening from New York!  I spent the better part of the day driving through the rolling hills and small towns of PA and NY and even got to stop in at an antique store and eat dinner at an amazing restaurant, so I can’t complain. Anyway, earlier this week I worked on a valance for the dormer window in … Read More