Category Archives: ballroom

where’s the fire? not here

Pinterest Since we won’t be using our fireplaces (just repointing the chimneys and making sure they’re stable) I’ve been looking for creative ideas to keep them interesting. I’m sure we’ll end up putting wood or candles in one or two … Continue reading

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guest appearance

Last fall, we had the pleasure of a visit by Donald and Becky Chumney. They live in Florida but travel back to see her mother twice a year and were able to attend the auction we bought the house at … Continue reading

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grab a (love) seat

Since we’re not planning on having an eat-in kitchen (why, when there’s a dining room right off the kitchen that you have to walk through to get to other rooms in the house and the kitchen is already cramped anyway?) … Continue reading

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carriage house paint progress

So, apparently, this is what our weekend of painting the carriage house looks like. Haha! Actually, this is what the ballroom of the Chumney House looks like since we found out that the items we’re going to auction off at … Continue reading

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paint dreams

Allow me to remind you what the walls and woodwork look like downstairs in the Chumney House. Here’s the foyer in it’s lovely blue. A detail of the millwork on the stairs. The back half of the ballroom (future living … Continue reading

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have a ball

I must admit the ballroom is the most intimidating room in the house as far as decorating goes. I’ve never had to contend with a room this size and I have no clue what to do with it. I do … Continue reading

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