Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tweaking, Twiddling, & Camera Issues

How's your weekend going?  So far mine has been productive and frustrating!  I spent today tweaking some rooms in our house, de-cluttering, and organizing.  I was all excited to show you some of the changes I made, but I'm having camera issues.  I took a bunch of photos, and they all turned out blurry.  Of course there is the possibility that I had too much coffee this morning and my hands were shaking--but I'm pretty sure it's the camera.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. (Another excuse for a new camera!)

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!

Sharing at French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Hi Deborah!

    I love the way you changed up the room! With just moving furniture around, switching rugs and pillows, it looks so fresh and new! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Oh, and I did enter for the book giveway! (Fingers crossed! he he he)

    Blessings for a wonderful Sunday!

  2. i love the rug! it's perfect, and the ottomans look great as a coffee table.

  3. Everything looks great....especially those new throw pillows!

  4. Love this room- and that rug is darling!!Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!


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