Whenever I have friends visiting us in the Marble Mountain cottage, I often ask for suggestions on what they would change about the house. One friend years ago suggested replacement windows throughout the house, and after a number of years we've done that.
Recently our friend Mary, from Raleigh, was visiting and when I asked her for suggestions she had several. But these were changes that were easy to make. Unlike the TV hit show, Extreme Makeover, I didn't take "before" pictures so you may not be able to appreciate the improvement her changes have made. Mary just moved things around, particularly she changed where some of the pictures were hung.
|Pictures were moved into this corner brightening it.|
|Family photos were rearranged with matching frames and placed at the bottom of the stairway.|
|The 1960's plaid sofa with brown pillows.|
|I got this bright pillow cover at the Dollar Store. It goes well here.|
|New lamp in corner on woodbox.|
|Mary moved this table lamp into the living room to replace the floor lamp which was moved to the sunroom.|
|Shelves behind the sofa provide a room divider and the back is perfect for a colorful poster.|
|Extra storage in the entry way.|
|Library table under my folk art goose. Art deco lamp from Christene.|
I like the not-so-extreme makeover that Mary helped with. Now I'll just have to get her back another year to work on the upstairs.