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Big white coffee table in Family Room - House on Winchester

New Coffee Table in the Family Room

After the holidays this year, I wanted a fresh new look in the family room.  Well, the entire house needed a freshy-fresh because I was a little bored with it all. 🙃  You know how I am.  So I scoured some of my favorite blogs for a little inspiration.  Because quite frankly, I was in a fog after Christmas and had nothing creative going on upstairs in the old noggin.  🤦🏻‍♀️

New Coffee Table in the Family Room

Our family room is a whopping 28′ x 15′.  The fireplace is on one of the longer walls so that puts a twist on furniture placement.  I like to keep the fireplace as a focal point.  Speaking of the fireplace, it got a fresh coat of white paint and some shiplap.    Check out the before pictures of this room and the original family room reveal to see the changes we have made over the last two years. Continue reading

Fireplace with shiplap - House on Winchester

Shiplap Above the Fireplace

I can’t believe I am just now sharing one of our latest projects of installing shiplap above the fireplace.  If you follow me over on Facebook or Instagram, you have already seen that our fireplace got a big makeover after the holidays.  But, I realize that not all of you do any type of social media.  So I promised myself recently to keep all of my bloggy buddies in the loop, too.

We noticed that our fireplace mantel had pulled away from the wall a few months before Christmas. We were concerned it would be a major problem.  Was the entire brick structure collapsing?  Were there issues with the firebox?  Is the entire wall going to cave in?  Nervous Nellie over here just knew it was going to cost $1.5 million.  With the upcoming Historical Society Christmas Walk,  it was NOT a good time to tear into a big project.  So we waited.  When I took the Christmas decor off of the fireplace mantel, let’s just say I just about shat my pants.  I noticed the plaster wall was cracked about a foot above the mantel.  😕  And, the mantel was about two inches away from the wall by this time. Continue reading

New Look in the Dining Room - House on Winchester

New Look in the Dining Room

Well we did it.  Yesterday we tackled moving the big ass pieces of furniture around in our dining room.  Some of the cabinets are HUGE.  Not to mention, they are filled with some of the 1.5 million dishes that I collect. 🙃  But, if you are new here, you need to read the post on the dining room when we bought the house.  And, then, go ahead and catch the original dining room reveal.  Cut to present day. Continue reading

How to make a simple artificial flower arrangement - House on Winchester

How to Make a Simple Artificial Flower Arrangement

Making a perfect flower arrangement can feel pretty overwhelming.  Where do I start?  How do I know where to place the flowers so my flower arrangement looks cohesive.  What container do I use?  Well, I have a few little tricks that I follow.  So, I thought I should let you guys know of a simple way to accomplish this, because it is way easier than you think.

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Christmas Garland on the Stairway Landing

Every year, my little hometown has a Historical Society Christmas Open House and Home Tour.  This year, the House on Winchester will be a part of it, along with a few others!   😁  If you have been following me from the very beginning, you already know our home was built in 1945 by an attorney.  According to the locals, this was THE HOUSE of the time.  Along with being an attorney, I hear the couple liked to entertain. 😄 Continue reading