Learn how to customize & curate your house, so that it feels like home…

Home Inspiration

Furniture Makeovers
_____
Decorating
_____
Miss Mustard Seed's Decorating
Before & Afters
_____
Miss Mustard Seed Before & After Furniture Makeover
Tutorials
_____
Antiques
_____

Home Resources

Links to books, fabrics, paints, furniture & accessories to bring Marian’s style into your home.

Decorating, projects, and recipes for fall

collecting & pressing leaves & flowers

collecting & pressing leaves & flowers

Over the past few days, I have become acutely aware of autumn's waning beauty and how it will all soon be covered in snow.  We've had some unusually warm weather in our neck of the woods, so I've...

read more
simple fall simmer pot

simple fall simmer pot

This week, the temps started to drop and we only recently had our first frost here in Minnesota.  It's actually come pretty late this year and we haven't even seen a flake of snow, yet!  But, I am...

read more

Marian’s Home Tour

This is a typical four-square suburban home built-in 2004. It is well-built and has a wonderful layout, but was a sea of beige and builder-grade finishes! See how this home has been customized to suit Marian’s blend of European and American antiques in a fresh palette of blue, green, and white.

 

Furniture Tutorials

I have lost dog syndrome for old furniture, so I turned it into a business.  For over 10 years, I bought, repaired, and sold vintage and antique furniture, and I documented the makeover process of hundreds of those pieces here on this blog.  Find tutorials and inspiration for painting, refinishing, repairing, reinventing, upholstering, slipcovering, and more…

 

Latest Home Endeavors

favorite family holiday recipes

favorite family holiday recipes

We are in the thick of yummy food season, so I thought I would share a round-up of some of our family's favorite holiday recipes.  There are still a few more that I need to add to the blog like...

read more

Recent Recipes

favorite family holiday recipes

favorite family holiday recipes

We are in the thick of yummy food season, so I thought I would share a round-up of some of our family's favorite holiday recipes.  There are still a few more that I need to add to the blog like...

read more
simple fall simmer pot

simple fall simmer pot

This week, the temps started to drop and we only recently had our first frost here in Minnesota.  It's actually come pretty late this year and we haven't even seen a flake of snow, yet!  But, I am...

read more

Organization Tips

Get some organizing inspiration for your living & work spaces…

 

Sewing Tutorials

Sewing is one of the best DIY-skills to have when it comes to customizing your home.  Learn to make curtains, slipcovers, pillows, and more…