Home makeover; of the un-extreme kind.

 

I did a little sprucing up of the family room this past weekend while the family was away. That’ll teach them to leave me alone.

before; blah.IMG_2020

I have been looking for a better rug for several months. I knew just what I wanted, a large pattern, with some soft reds, gold and green. I do love the fall colors; year round.

I finally found the perfect rug. And it was on clearance, plus a few washable pillow covers for comfort.

After:IMG_2046

By the way, this rug is approved by both Cocoa and Ozzie.

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Raise your hand if you noticed the dust on the bottom of the coffee table in the first photo.

**GASP**

I almost threw up when I saw it, but I could not stand to stain my  pretty rug with my lunch.  

 

28 thoughts on “Home makeover; of the un-extreme kind.

  1. Love your makeover! And no I didn't see the dust in the 1st photo…but I went back and looked and there it was…lol…it makes my day to know I am not the only one! 🙂 Happy hump day friend! XX

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  2. You're cutting edge and it shows in your forcefully subtle design element enhancements. (How's that for professional talk???)You're also gifted in reaching out to the common person. I now know I can invite you to come over and look at my dust with me, and you'll still respect me afterward.

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  3. Kelly

    Ok, I must admit, I noticed the dust on the coffee table. I actually tired to enlarge the picture because I couldn’t believe there would be dust in YOUR house :o). I, too, LOVE fall colors year round. Our entire home is shades of red, orange, gold and brown. Very nice job with your makeover.

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  4. Hey, GREAT move! Really makes a difference when you change just a few things. Dust? Hmmm…dust bunnies are actually my pets…They even like the dorm :)Enjoy your new room Suz.

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  5. Love it! Much better! I love a little spruce up! And it matches the dogs. How perfect. We have a red couch and a white cat. Um..I didn't do so hot with the matching! Your babies are sure to blend right in. 🙂

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  6. ooo.. pretty! and it is just what happens when a girl is left alone! too bad if they don't like it (but i bet they do!) dust? i do not believe you, my very clean friend, had any sort of noticeable dust! it must have been a hallucenation.

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  7. Hi Sue,I've been catching up in blogland today. Man, what a difference a new rug makes. I am SUPER impressed. And the pillows just POP! I love it all.I hope your adorable Lo-lo had a good birthday while at her grandparents'. Your girls are so stinkin' cute. How do you stand it?I loooove the idea of the traveling shirt.I also got a kick out of your \”Farah Fawcett\” photo shoot. Looks like you should have taken her place instead of Cheryl Ladd…what were they thinking??!! : )Have a good day,Mary Lou

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  8. beautiful, suz… as always you and the pups have great taste…i love your doggies. have i ever told you i love your doggies?i dont think i have.well i do.i want them.

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  9. I liked the old rug —but LOVE the new one. It is so 'warm' looking… Love those colors….How dare you —have dust on your furniture!!!!! Shamey Shamey….. (I don't dust until I can write my name on it… That's my retirement rule!!!!! ha ha)Hugs,Betsy

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  10. I know my approval isn't as important as Ozzie's and Cocoa's, but I really like the new look. If you hadn't said anything about the dust no one would have noticed.

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  11. WOW, Martha – I mean, Suz – that is quite a transformation! You do have the eye, and to think you did it on a bargain budget is even more impressive. I like it!

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  12. Anonymous

    amazing what a few pops of color can do! it looks great!and no i did not see the dust…i guess i'm just used to seeing it around me all the time, hee hee

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  13. Dust?Are you freaking kidding me? You may NEVER come over to my house. I just thought the other day that perhaps I should dust the stairway as I have never dusted it even once since we moved in. Do you hate me?I flipping love the pillows!

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