upholstered Christmas banner tutorial

Marian ParsonsHoliday, Tutorials, upholstery44 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was browsing Christmas decor and tripped across this sweet “Happy Christmas” banner at Terrain.  The vintage-looking stuffed velvet letters appealed to me, but I wasn’t a fan of the color or the unevenness of the letters. I liked the idea of making one, but I had to think through how to make it.  The inspiration … Read More

the unpainted desk & hemp chair

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, buying & selling antiques, Favorite Finds, upholstery32 Comments

Despite what some may think, I don’t paint everything. Most of the furniture pieces I buy are in need of some help.  They’re tired, worn, spotted with water rings, sporting chipped & bubbled veneer and have seen better days.  Because of that, I don’t feel the slightest hesitation about painting them. Some pieces, though, are just perfect as is.  Such was … Read More