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Home Resources

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

Latest Home Endeavors

my other pennsylvania antique purchases

my other pennsylvania antique purchases

Before I get into today's post, I wanted to share that my next original art sale will be this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 10:00 am CST.  The paintings will be sold in my online shop HERE.  I'll be...

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French chair from Dreamy Whites

French chair from Dreamy Whites

Disclosure: This post is a part of an ongoing collaboration with my friend and business owner, Maria of Dreamy Whites.  Over the years, I have promoted Dreamy Whites as a paying customer in addition...

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furniture makeover | painting an old stool

furniture makeover | painting an old stool

We had an uncommonly warm weekend, so I decided to finally work on this stool that's been hanging out in my garage, waiting for some attention, for almost a year!  I picked it up on one of my first...

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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…

 

Recent Recipes

Rosa’s Recipes | Creating a Blurb Book

Rosa’s Recipes | Creating a Blurb Book

Organizing is something I do pretty regularly.  Several times a year, I'll get a little tired of certain areas and I'll start sorting.  Sometimes I force myself to go through each item and make...

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breakfast vegetable & egg stir fry recipe

breakfast vegetable & egg stir fry recipe

One of the things I want to focus on this year is eating more vegetables.  I like vegetables, so there is really no excuse for not eating plenty of them every day.  But, you know how it is...it's...

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soup recipe round-up

soup recipe round-up

If you follow my Instagram stories, you know that I make soup almost every weekend.  We usually have it for an easy dinner on Sunday and then I'll put the leftovers in jars to eat for lunches and...

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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…