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How to Decorate a Side Table - House on Winchester

How to Decorate a Side Table

I get asked a lot how I know how to display items in my decor.  🤷🏼‍♀️ My response is always, “I don’t know.”  But, Deb has pointed out that not everyone knows HOW or WHERE to display their favorite pieces of “junk”.  So, I figured maybe if I started writing a post on this subject, I could come up with a few pointers that I use.  Which, in turn, would be a better answer than the above.  😂 Here is how I decorate a side table.

First Things First

I’m no expert, whatsoever.  And, you all know what’s coming next… Don’t call the you-didn’t-go-to-school-for-this police on me. 👮🏼‍♀️  Because, I’m not claiming that I did.  I did not go to school for interior design.  Quite frankly, I didn’t go to school for anything after high school except to be a secretary.  Yes… people who are 152 years old (I’ve been lying this whole time) really did that back then.  😂  And we took shorthand and actually typed on typewriters.  But that’s beside the point. Continue reading

How to pick out the perfect paint color - House on Winchester

How to Pick Out the Perfect Paint Color

How many times have you finished painting a room, and the color wasn’t at all what you had in mind?  You really wanted a gray wall and it ended up being blue.   You were going for a nice neutral beige, but somehow it has a green cast.  I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I use when picking out the perfect paint color.

How to Pick Out the Perfect Paint Color

Every color has a predominant undertone.   As you know, there are many, many different shades of white when you look at a wall full of samples.  And, each of those whites have a predominant color.  Some whites look pink.  Some whites look blue.  It’s easy for some people to see those undertones and, for others, it’s pretty difficult.  I have a trick for those of you who can’t see the undertones. Continue reading

Dollar Tree DIY Pumpkins

OK… I’m not going to pretend I didn’t copy this most awesome idea from my Instagram friend, Natalie, at My Vintage Porch, because I did.  I just couldn’t help myself.  She has the most beautiful house with the thriftiest ideas ever.  If you don’t follow her, you must.  (There I go, bossing you around, again.)

And, if you want to be a DIY copy cat, too, run to the nearest Dollar Tree and grab yourself some of these horrid neon colored styrofoam pumpkins to transform. Continue reading

Hand Stenciled Signs – A Cute Little Cute

So… Deb had to take care of some family binnesssssss this weekend….

which left me home alone.  Um…… DANGER ZONE.  😳

I started thinking of projects, of course.


Hand Stenciled Signs

We have this big mirror behind our couch in our family room and I conjured up this idea that some type of a stenciled sign would look pretty awesome above that mirror.  And I wanted it done on the FREE.  And since we have a pile of white chippy barn siding in the garage, what better to make a sign with?

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