Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Before and After Party!

Hey hey! I totally spaced it on this month’s Before and After Party – I guess all I was thinking about was my project fail I told you about yesterday. (Thanks for all the ideas by the way, I think I have a solution!) And hello…October has totally sneaked up on me in general. People, it will be Christmas before we know it!!

So let’s kick it off by sharing just a few of the awesome projects linked up last month!

I really loved Taryn’s end table redo – the cool wood slatted top especially!:

Upcycled Side Table

I am and will always be a sucker for white and wood together!

Brooke shared her living room redo and I especially loved this sweet vignette:

blue and white vignette

Aren’t those knobs awesome too? Love that dresser!

I was so impressed with Zolzetka’s KitchenAid mixer redo!:

painting a kitchenaid mixer

It did not start out that beautiful cherry red! Who would have thought??

I LOVED Meredith’s coffee table turned ottoman:

coffee table to ottoman

Just gorgeous! I’ve had the same plan for a table for the dining room turned library – I hope it turns out half this good! 

I swooned over Julie’s dining room and especially her chairs!: light blue walls dining room

She shares how she painted them with a weathered wood finish here. Beautiful!

Shannon used old fence wood to create a decorative ledge in her home:

fence post countertop

I love that aqua color! What a cool idea.

And finally, but certainly not least, I really loved Holly’s nautical themed room for her son:

nautical boys room

I especially love the little touches she added to the bunk bed to make it feel like fort. How fun is that?
Such great inspiration, yet again! Like always, please visit their respective sites to pin any images you love!
Now it’s time to see what else you’ve all been up to! I’d love a link back, especially if you’d like to be considered for a highlight!:
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/" title="TDC Before and After" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/beforeAndAfterButton_thumb1.gif" alt="TDC Before and After" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Link. it. up!:


  1. Oh my gosh! What an amazing group of projects. I'm officially inspired, thanks!

  2. thank you for always hosting a rockin' party!! :) Hope you're having a great week! :)

  3. Thank you for hosting! I look forward to it each month!

  4. Such fun projects -- thanks for the par-tay! I got a little carried away with my links, so I'll go back now and link back to you in them ;)

    happy october (aaackk!)

    ps -- I totally read 'I like how she made the bunk bed like a fart.' I've been spending too much time with my 6th grader and his friends. I still laughed tho. ;)

  5. Have to say a big THANK-YOU for featuring our fence board counter we did. I'll make sure and let my hubby know :) He did all the work on that one! Have a great Fall!!

  6. Great ideas and inspiration here! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Fantastic features. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Thanks for hosting! Great features. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Love a before and after linky party. Thanks for hosting.

  10. Oh my goodness! Talk about surprise of a lifetime, thank you SO much for featuring my side table makeover! I am truly humbled and so honored to be among the other features. Thank you so much Sarah! Hope you are having a great week :)

  11. Thanks so much, Sarah, for featuring my dining room chairs. Always love this party :)

  12. Thank you for hosting, Sarah! I shared a cabinet door that I turned into a Halloween sign. :)

  13. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen aid :) I would never think it will be liked so much :)

  14. I always love your monthly parties - so much amazing inspiration! Thanks for hosting!
    Jenn :)

  15. Thanks TDC for featuring Hayden's Crab Shack...my little man loves his room so much! I'm sharing a super easy clever way to reupholster a wing back chair. Thanks for hosting. ;)

  16. Fabulous features ... such amazing creativity! Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah, and allowing me to share my revamped breakfast area. Happy Fall!

  17. Congrats to all those wonderful re-do's that were featured!
    Hope you'll like my Rustic, "Shabby Glam" Washstand re-do :)

  18. Haha ... I'm glad I'm not the only spacey one! And you're spaciness saved me from making the same mistake you did with the cars ... I was planning to do something similar in my little boys room but will now be rethinking!

    Loving the party btw, what fun ideas!!!

  19. Thanks so much for hosting Sarah! Awesome features. :)

  20. I love that ottoman you featured! Thanks for hosting!

  21. Thanks for the party Sarah! I love linking up here each month :) You have the best linky guests!! Great to look through and get inspired!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  22. Thanks for hosting this party, Sarah. I love that picture frame vignette. I've done something similar in my living room, but wasn't sure about it. Great to see it in someone else's home to validate it in my own. However, never thought about mixing up the knobs on the sideboard - love that!

  23. Thanks so much for hosting again. Love the before and after pics!

  24. I love your parties! And I hope you share with us soon what you did with the magnetic strips. Yeah, I'm a very patient person! ;)

  25. I've already got a few ideas from this link up party, not to mention some magnetic metal strips may be in my future office soon! Thanks for hosting.

  26. I just linked up something for the very first time! Eeee! Thanks for hosting. xo

  27. Thanks so much for featuring my upholstered ottoman. It looks like there are so many great projects linked up, I can't wait to check them out!

  28. Such pretty features this month--thank you so much for hosting the party for us!

  29. Thanks for the partay! Loving that dining room - those chairs are gorgeous!

  30. WOW! Thank you SO much for featuring my gallery wall!! I was so super excited to see it featured on your lovely blog! Thanks again so much Sarah!

  31. thank you so much for hosting a fun party!
    I love it around here!

    hugs x


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