Inspired You

For those of you who follow Miss Mustard Seed’s blog, which incidentally I do, this book has tons of gorgeous photos that are not on her blog. Miss Mustard Seed has a wonderful taste in decorating and a keen eye for beautiful things. This book is written with her usual down-to-earth style and she manages to keeps it real about expectations. The book includes a number of tutorials which are wonderfully done and she takes us through the step-by-step process of how she transformed her own house into a lovely home. As always, her photography really captures the feel for her displays of items such as white ironstone, old books, and grain sack upholstery. There’s also inside tips for bargain hunting which Miss Mustard Seed shares with the reader. Her transformations include taking a worn out dresser to become a painted piece of art. I must admit that I found some of these absolutely stunning. It is also interesting to note that as you would expect the book contains projects and information about the Miss mustard Seed Milk Paint line but interestingly also contains more than a nod to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. Not only is this book a good read, it’s a great book to keep handy for inspiration for your own home.
“Inspired You – Letting God Breathe New Life into Your Heart and Home” is a book that I can’t recommend enough! I’ve read it numerous times now and I know I’ll keep picking it up and refer back to it many more times. It is full of beautiful photos, easy-to-follow tutorials and tons of inspiration. I think people will fall in love with this book as soon as they read what Marian has written in the first chapter about redefining what makes a beautiful home.

Inspired You by Marion Parsons
Inspired You by Marion Parsons

“It’s not about big budgets and magazine-quality perfection; it’s about making the best of what you have and finding contentment despite what you don’t. It’s not about keeping up with the hottest trends, style setters, or the neighbors; it’s about creating a space that feels inviting, is functional for your family, and shows off the style and interests of the people who live there.”

From the treasure hunt of finding run-down furniture and bringing it back to life again, to showing how to paint furniture, sew slip covers and more, Marian inspires all women to work with what they have and decorate on a budget, using the God-given gifts that we all have received.
Taking a peek through the book, you’ll see lots of beautiful rooms in Marian’s home. She’s a wonderful decorator and knows how to put thing together and she teaches us all how to do it as well.

Inspired You
Inspired You

Some girls get giddy over a new pair of shoes. Marian Parsons gets giddy over room makeovers. With a lot of ingenuity, a little bit of effort, and a tight budget, she has transformed her home into a beautiful space and filled her heart with a lot more contentment.

Marian will remind you that homes don’t have to be magazine material to be special, comfortable, and inviting. The goal you’re working toward is a home. Not a perfect home. Not an “impress the neighbours” home. Just a home—one whose walls and rooms tell the story of the family who lives there. Beautiful homes start with inspiration and a willingness to try. So uncover your God-given creativity. Be encouraged, be willing, and be inspired.

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