Lowe’s Living Room Springtime Makeover

by doughmesstic on April 29, 2012

in DIY, Giveaways, Home Improvement

I’m almost embarrassed to show you these Befores.  You see, we’ve been living with this rug, this couch, these curtains, well, everything in here – for over 5 years.  I’ve always liked it. Yes, it was somewhat dark, what with the dark walls and the dark rug, but it showed of our traveling lifestyle well, or so I thought.

Now after looking at the photos, I think it just looks empty.

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Why did I never notice it before?

Thanks to Lowe’s Creative Ideas, I was challenged this month to spruce up a room in my house.  I would have liked to have tackled our master bedroom, but since that room was the only refuge in our house thanks to the kitchen reno, I went with the living room, even though I secretly thought it didn’t need it.

Gracious.

As all of us know, money doesn’t go far when it comes to home improvement.  So, I tried to be smart.  Maybe a brighter rug, some curtains?  Maybe some lamps?

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Lowe’s.  Did it.  I was thrilled to find such a nice rug at a great price.  It is kind of an ivory background (same color as my ever-shedding dog), but has some beautiful teals, rusts, black (which blends well with my kitchen), and greens.  It also has some brown, which went well with my already coffee colored walls.  Perfect, in my opinion.

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While I was shopping, I happened upon some gorgeous multi-striped curtains at Lowe’s as well.  The colors weren’t exactly the same, but I took a chance, because they were too goo a deal to pass up.  Turns out, once they were hung (using my existing sheers in between), they matched wonderfully!

I thought my existing lamps would work fine, and they kind of did, but everything else in the room looked so fresh and airy.  So, I went back to Lowe’s and found some artsy 50’s inspired teal lamp bases and crisp white drum shades that really make a difference in the room.  I love them!  I was lucky enough to find a few throw pillows that matched out at my local Walmart.  I think they work really well!

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imageNow, you can’t see it here, but we have a floor vent that was just – well – standard and ugly.  So I replaced it with a great looking brushed stainless steel vent cover, also from Lowe’s.  It was a great $12 spent and makes such a difference!

I absolutely love the way the room looks now…what do you think?  Better?

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Is there a room in your house that could use a little Lowe’s Love?  I bet there is.  Lucky for one of you, I have a $100 Lowe’s Gift Card up for grabs!  Just let me know you want it, and what room you think you want to work on.

For more chances to win:

There you have it…5 chances to win $100 to Lowe’s!  Good Luck!

Giveaway is sponsored by and shipped from Lowe’s.  Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST on May 4, 2012.  US Addresses only, please.  Disclaimer: I was supplied a gift card to Lowe’s to purchase items for my makeover, but was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Carolsue April 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I follow Lowe’s on Twitter as MsCarolsueA

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T_Bun April 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

We’re moving in two months, so there is a whole house to choose from… but if I had to pick just one room, it’d probably be our bedroom!

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Miss Chris April 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

$100 for my baby turned preschooler would make a great difference!

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Miss Chris April 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Love the makeover! I follow Doughmesstic on Facebook and twitter :)

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Kristin April 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Wow, I love the new look. I’d love to tackle my master bedroom…some paint, shades, and drapes would work wonders for that room.

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Kristin April 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I followed Lowes on Twitter as @dragondream

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Kristin April 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I liked the Lowes page on facebook (Kristin O’Donnell Cruz)

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Kristin April 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I follow DoughMessTic on Twitter.

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Kristin April 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I like the DoughMessTic page on facebook.

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Marnely Rodriguez April 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I;d love to work on our bedroom!

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Marnely Rodriguez April 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I follow you on Twitter

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Kristen M. April 30, 2012 at 2:18 am

My rooms are similar to your before pics. Decorating is not my talent. I would like to make over my living room. It’s a small room which could easily pack a punch with curtains, a large mirror over the couch, a 5×7 area rug and a new lamp or light fixture.

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Kristen M. April 30, 2012 at 2:19 am

I follow you on twitter. (@mclanek).

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Lisa M April 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

Did all the above – FB, twitter, like…. and your house looks brand new! Just great! I’m envious!

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Mami2jcn April 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

This would be great for our family room.

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Mami2jcn April 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

I follow Lowes on Twitter–mami2jcn

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Mami2jcn April 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

I like Lowes on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

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Mami2jcn April 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

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Athena R April 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

Love your makeover. My living room could also use some sprucing up for sure.

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Athena R April 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

I follow Lowe’s on Twitter.

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Athena R April 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

I like Lowe’s on FB.

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Athena R April 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

I like you on FB.

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Athena R April 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

I follow you on Twitter.

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shelly (cookies and cups) April 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

What a great spruce up! It looks really beautiful!

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Paula- bell'alimento April 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

What a difference a little spring makeover can make : ) I’m working on a gazillion rooms in my house and this would come in SO handy xoxo

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Paula- bell'alimento April 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

I follow Lowes on Twitter @bellalimento

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Paula- bell'alimento April 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

I follow you on Twitter duh ; )

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Paula- bell'alimento April 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

I’ve liked you on facebook well forevah…

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Paula- bell'alimento April 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

And I like Lowes on Facebook…and IRL where I’m currently spending a gazillion dollars on my reno ; )

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Carrie @CarrieAndJonathan.com April 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

That room looks fantastic! I’d love to re-do our living room / dining room area!

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Carrie @CarrieAndJonathan.com April 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

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Katie April 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I moved in Spetember and keep telling myself I need to decorate, but I just haven’t. Maybe this would help me get started! I would start with my living room for sure, since now it is pretty much empty :(

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Katie April 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I follow you on twitter

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Katie April 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I am a Doughmesstic facebook fan

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heather April 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

We moved into our new home in December and still the living room and formal dining room have absolutely *nothing* in them. None of the windows are dressed, no furniture, no rugs — it’s fairly pathetic. I think if I had to choose, I’d go with the living room as the more pressing to finish, since we’d actually like to sit in it and enjoy our fireplace.

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heather April 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Already like Lowe’s on FB.

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heather April 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Already following @doughmesstic on Twitter.

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heather April 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Now following Lowe’s on Twitter.

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heather April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Liked Doughmesstic on FB as well!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I’d probably put it towards a closet makeover!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I follow Lowes on Twitter.

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie April 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie April 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I also like you on FB!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie April 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I also like Lowes on FB!

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Elle April 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Oooh! Probably my living room. Or bedroom! Maybe dining room? O_o

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Elle April 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Followed Lowe’s on Twitter.

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Elle April 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Liked Lowe’s on FB.

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Elle April 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I already follow you on Twitter.

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Elle April 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

And I already like your FB page, too! :)

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Jennifer (Savor) April 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Oh my – I think the master bedroom needs some serious loving…..sort of sad in its’ current state.

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