Monday, May 7, 2012

May before and after party!

It’s that time again! It’s almost summer, can you even BELIEVE it?? I can’t. Today we kick off May (I know it’s already been around for a week, whatever) with this month’s before and after party!

First, some of the awesome projects linked up last month!

Rasha updated her IKEA sofa with a little somethin’ and it looks fantastic!:

nailhead trim on sofa

I’ve had the supplies to the do the same and this has inspired me! Check out her post here.

Christina came up with a way to hang her plates and it is brilliant!:

plate hangar from paperclip

Go here to see more. (Totally a DUH moment over here – wish I would have thought of that.)

I loved Alicia’s art project and what she used to make it!:


I planned on using those exact napkins from Cost Market for a project and then they sold out! I LOVE them.

I love how Kelly transformed dollar store plates into something pretty and special:

P1060600 diy song lyric plate

Go to this post to see how she did it!

Lori’s huge Pottery Barn knock off mirror is spectacular!:

diy eagan mirror

And so is the price -- check out her great step-by-step instructions on how she did it here!

Lynda is a girl after my own heart. She loves NYC as much as I do and I remember drooling over her awesome spaces years ago (before blogging) over at the Rate My Space page. That’s where all of us bloggers hung out pre-blogs. ;)

She recently moved and wanted to dress up their rental bathroom. Check out how she created a beautiful space here:


Isn’t that amazing? It’s gorgeous!

And I’ll wrap it up with Megan’s living room because it’s such a fun, pretty, bright space!:

I LOVE the pops of orange she has in there – check out this post to see more.

OK! It’s time to see what you’ve been up to! Like always, please don’t link up a post you’ve linked before and I’d LOVE a link back, especially if you’d like to be highlighted like these lovely ladies.

You can use this button to do so:

<div align="center"><a href="" title="TDC Before and After" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="TDC Before and After" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Alright! Link it up! Can’t wait to see what you’ve created this month!


  1. SQUEAL!Thank you for including me. Means a lot!

  2. Sarah, thanks so much for always hosting. I love the Before and After party every month! Even The Hubs knows what it is!! Love your features this month. There really is so much creativity around us! (P.S. I'm a big fan of Lynda, too. Love what she can do to a rental.)

  3. Wow - so fun to see my DIY Music Lyric Plate featured here - in such fabulous company!

    I love that Pottery Barn knockoff mirror and I am definitely going to be making those invisible plate hangers (I have been buying the expensive version)!

  4. The best par-tay in town!! Thanks so much for hosting, and love the projects you featured!

  5. I'm so happy to have finally been able to link up to your BEFORE & AFTER Party! So exciting! I have a before and after den. I think it's my first time here, so thank you for having me. Nice features too. Happy week.

  6. Hi, thanks so much for hosting the party :) I have a bathroom re-do on my mind and I love this one you featured. The floating (I think that's what they are called) dark shelves are gorgeous!

  7. Thanks for hosting such a great party every month, I always look forward to it! Those are some beautiful features, tons of inspiration!

  8. I love how you chose each feature from all different styles and areas of home decor. Lots of eye candy to look at tonight! Thank you for hosting Sarah!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

  9. Thank you for hosting! I really appreciate your work you put into us being able to connect with each other! Whew, I linked up 5 links... hope that's ok, I've been busy redoing our little brick cottage and these were the posts with the complete before and after.

  10. Very pretty features. Wonderful choices! Thank you for hosting the party. Hope May is a great month for you and your family =)

  11. Thanks for the party! Can't believe it is May! Those are all awesome projects... Can't wait to browse. :)

  12. Many great ideas here! Thank you for hosting! Much to go and look at!

  13. I love that plate- so cute! Thanks for hosting the party!

  14. so needed that tip for hanging plates! sweet party ♥ thanks for hosting...

  15. Thanks for hosting, Sarah!! I love your parties. A third of my traffic comes from your blog. =) Have a great rest of the week.

    ~ Catie

    BTW, I can't believe it's May either. Crazy!!

  16. Thank you for hosting! This is my first time linking up with you :) New to blogging so i linked up my first few projects :)
    Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

  17. Thanks for hosting! Love the features, especially that mirror!

  18. Hi Sarah, thanks for hosting! I always look forward to your posts and parties! Have a good one!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  19. Thank you so much for hosting the party! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  20. Sarah, thank you so much for hosting this party every month and for featuring my PB knock off mirror!! I'm so honored and still can't believe it! :-)

  21. Thank you for featuring my cloth napkin wall art! I'm so honored, as you were my first blog discovery several years ago. I just love the other features too... especially the PB knock off mirror! Swoon! Hope you have a great week, Sarah! :)

  22. Those napkins are made of the EXACT same material as the parson chair covers I want from World Market!

  23. Fabulous features (just adore Kelly's music lyric plate and not just because she used fellow Jersey resident Bruce Springstein's lyrics)!

    Looks like some amazing before & afters have linked up. I'm off to mingle ...



  24. Thanks for hosting!!! I made sure to add a link back this month! :)

  25. Linking up a little late but I'm still here!! Thanks for hosting again!!

  26. Yay! I'm a little late to the party but have SO enjoyed looking through everyone's creative Before and After's. I moved this weekend and unpacked my tools first - time for some DIY!

  27. I'm so happy I had something to link up, thanks for the party! :)

  28. I love all the feature projects, thanks for hosting link party!

  29. This is my first time linking up to your amazing party. Thank you so much for hosting!!

  30. That is so funny what you said about how all of us bloggers hung out at Rate My Space pre-blogs. Rate My Space is how I first discovered the wonderful world of blogs (I was stalking all the bathroom spaces for my master bath remodel ideas).
    As always, thanks again for hosting! :)

  31. So much talent! You all inspire me!

  32. Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first time linking up here.

  33. I can depend on Target for current and inexpensive home decor.

  34. Wow! This is really the biggest party in town!!! I love to be part of it! Thanks so much for hosting!

  35. This is really nice. Excellent designs.


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