However, I figured if I didn't get something posted you all would be thinking I'm just sitting around twiddling my thumbs, reading People magazine and neglecting my blogging duties. Not me! I take my blogging very seriously. (Actually, twiddling my thumbs while reading a magazine would be quite a feat--how would I turn the pages?)
So I decided to chose a couple of the least blurry shots to show you what I did in our family room (and these really are the only ones that semi came out, out of about 40 photos).
Here it is before.
I just wasn't feeling the blue pillows and the rug anymore. And I decided the coffee table had to go. I've had that table since I was in my 20's. I had the legs cut down to make it coffee table height, and painted the bottom white. I still love the table, but I haven't done anything to it since then and it needs a little TLC. It also takes up a lot of room.
So I bought this rug from Ballard Design. This one, like the blue and cream one, is an indoor/outdoor rug. I've decided with three dogs it's the best way to go in this room, especially since I like light, neutral colors in here. Otherwise we'd be spending a fortune at the rug cleaners.
And here it is after. I switched out the blue pillows with a couple of nubby texture beigey-brown ones I had. I'm using the ottomans for a coffee table for now, while I hunt for a smaller scale replacement. I think the room looks much more open and spacious, and I love the neutral colors with the white.
I'll share more of my tweaking endeavors once I figure out my camera issues. In the meantime, don't forget to enter my Shabby Chic book giveaway!
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