decorating dilemma | which comes first?

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas17 Comments

A few weeks ago, I received a question from Jan and figured I would answer it in a post.  Especially since I’ve learned a lot about this over the past few years. “I have a question….picture me waving my hand in the air…..oh oh Miss Marian!!!! Do you pick your wall color or fabric first?  My walls need to be a … Read More

decorating dilemma | a wood stove

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas61 Comments

Once I wrote about working on Megan’s office, I started getting e-mails from readers who weren’t local, but really wanted some help with their spaces.  Sadly, I’ve had to tell them that’s not really my forte.  I once tried to do a virtual consultation and ended up throwing in the towel before I really got going. I feel like I need to … Read More

Furniture Dilemmas | Connie’s Queen Anne Highboy

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Dilemmas, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials48 Comments

Let’s talk about furniture, shall we?  That seems like a welcome diversion! Today, I’m going to share the step-by-step how-to for painting and finishing a piece like Connie’s Queen Anne highboy…. Here is how it looks in the context of her room…   Isn’t that a lovely space?  It reminds me a lot of my Opa’s house.  And I mean … Read More

Furniture Dilemmas

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Dilemmas, Furniture Makeovers33 Comments

I’ve been working on my second Decorating Dilemma and should be ready to post that next week, but it got me thinking…  What about doing Furniture Dilemmas?  I know my readers love furniture makeovers and, since I don’t have a studio space outside of my home any longer and I’m not getting ready for markets and events, I don’t work … Read More

milk paint backdrops, blueberry ink, & creative community

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Art, Gardening, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint16 Comments

Last week was the first week that I felt like I was settling into a new routine.  The previous weeks were about figuring out this new normal…the stress of feeling like I’m bringing toxic waste into the house when I order groceries or check the mail, the struggle of learning how to do school from home, the worry of the … Read More