Some girls get giddy over a pair of shoes. Marian Parsons gets giddy over room makeovers.
With a lot of ingenuity, a little bit of effort, and a tight budget, Marian has transformed her home into a beautiful space and filled her heart with even more contentment. Thousands have found inspiration at Marian’s blog, MissMustardSeed.com, and now she shares dozens of new projects and DIY adventures in the pages of her first book Inspired You (Thomas Nelson, November 6, 2012, $19.99).
In 2008, avid crafter Marian Parsons decided she needed a change. The stay-at-home mom and youth pastor’s wife had a love of design that she felt she could turn into a home business. Later that year, Marian transformed her hobby into Mustard Seed Interiors LLC, a small business focused on retailing refurbished furniture. In 2009, Marian wanted to advertise her business and connected with other DIY/Design bloggers and launched MissMustardSeed.com.
In the pages of Inspired You, Marian shares her unexpected journey in both the crafting and blogging worlds. With careful instruction, gentle encouragement, and gorgeous photography, Marian guides her readers through several DIY projects: making chalkboards, sewing pleated drapes, furniture stripping and finishing, and more. The crafter-turned-blogger also walks readers through several handy tips:
- Turning your “befores” into “afters”
- Making the everyday beautiful—one room at a time
- Getting the best bang for your buck at antique shops, yard sales, and auctions
- Keys to decorating on a tight budget
“Let’s redefine what a beautiful home is. It’s not about big budgets and magazine-quality perfection; it’s about making the best with what you have and finding contentment despite what you don’t,” says Marian. “You don’t need a huge budget, a degree in interior design, or a boatload of DIY experience to create a beautiful home. Your journey can start today with what you already know, what you have, and whatever time your schedule allows.”
Inspired You will be available at all booksellers November 6, 2012.
Author Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed) is available for interview.
Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed) is a business owner, blogger, and artist who has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and on The Nate Berkus Show. A regular contributor to HGTV.com and Cottages and Bungalows magazine, Marian lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two young sons, and a constant parade of painted furniture.
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