Monday, June 2, 2014

June before and after!

Hello everybody! It’s time to kick off June (can you believe it?) with another before and after link up. I so enjoy looking through all your projects and homes – blogs are pretty awesome. :)

I’m sharing a few that caught my eye and then we’ll see what you’re up to this month. I was SHOCKED when I saw the before photo of this sofa:

upholstering old sofa

It was a Craigslist find and Cheryl had incredible vision (and a great upholsterer) – it just goes to show that a good quality sofa can be transformed. I absolutely love the new look.

There were two kitchen redos that caught my eye – first up was Laura’s before and after:

kitchen redo white cabinets

Can you believe the difference? Amazing! She shared a whole before and after house tour, be sure to check it out.

Michelle shared the progress her kitchen has made over the years as well:

white kitchen white backsplash

Her kitchen table is gorgeous too!

I love a good knock off and I love a lighting knock off even more – Tasha’s take on a West Elm light fixture was brilliant:

west elm bentwood knock off

And Carrie’s fixture was so simple it’s just ridiculous:

orb light fixture knock off

I have one of those orbs and the thought never even crossed my mind!

Haeley shared one of the easiest, cheapest tricks for large artwork:

DIY art with canvas and fabric

Her whole master bedroom turned out beautifully, check it out here.

So inspiring, all of you!

As always, if you’d like to pin these projects, please do so from their respective sites. :)

Now let’s see what you’ve been up to over the past month! If you’d like to be considered for next month’s review, please include a link to TDC or this button in your post:

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

Here you go!:


  1. Hi Sarah! I can't thank you enough for featuring my DIY bentwood pendant light! So excited to know that you enjoyed my tutorial. And thanks for hosting another amazing party. I look forward to it every month!

    - Tasha

  2. A) How is it June already?!
    B) Now I want to paint my kitchen cabinets white.
    C) Thanks for hosting the best party!

  3. Beautiful kitchen...and I love the light!

  4. I'm so glad to be able to join this month Sarah! Thanks for hosting!

  5. i love this kitchen! doesn't even look like the same space!

  6. Oh my goodness! I am so so so excited to be featured! What an honor! I really appreciate the shout out! I'm also LOVING that sofa transformation!

  7. I seriously love this link party! and I love the ones you featured! good thing the boss is out today because I got some reading to do haha! Thanks for hosting this!

  8. Wow! Some great links here. Might have to spend the rest of the afternoon checking em all out!! :)

  9. This is such a brilliant idea, thank you so much!!! I agree with Living the UP life, I now need to spend all afternoon scouring these links!!!

  10. Wow!!! What a difference in the kitchen!!! Beautiful!!! Just curious about the new window treatment, though!!!!

  11. thanks for hosting! you're giving me major kitchen redo envy right here.

  12. Love the features, Sarah! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  13. I LOVE those light fixtures!!! So awesome!! I love this link party! So many great ideas and features! :)

  14. Seriously? How is it June? Thanks so much for sharing our kitchen!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting! I look forward to seeing everything linked every month. And I was so thrilled to see my DIY light fixture featured this month - thanks!

  16. Your features look fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting.

  17. Thanks so much for hosting. Have a wonderful June!

  18. Awhh Sarah, thanks so much for sharing my project. My clients LOVE their space and honestly I hated to leave that sofa. It turned out so great and is super comfy. Give me old over new anytime. Thanks again for the feature!

  19. Doesn't even look like the same place!!! Ah-mazing!

  20. Thanks for hosting! Such great eye candy!

  21. Sarah!! I just realized you featured my master bedroom wall art. Thank you so much! I look forward to your link up every month and really appreciate the opportunity to share my projects and see what other great ideas are out there. Thanks so much!

  22. Thanks for hosting Sarah!! Love love love all your features! Gets me in a creative mood! xo,Kathy@The Daily Nest

  23. Blue...I want to paint a room BLUE! But I'm concerned about the "depressing" effect.
    Maybe just a canvas/panel like the bird canvas in this home, I'm thinking, to get a taste of blue.

  24. Thanks for hosting. Just found you and your fun party. Love seeing all the wonderful inspiration.

  25. Rebecca, please don't tell me painting a room blue is going to be depressing!!! We're having a master bedroom and bath, family room and dining room added onto our tiny house and the colors in the master suite are Benjamin Moore Sea Star on the ceiling and Caribbean Teal on the walls. When this LONG project is finished, I may send pictures to Sarah and I hope I can tell her I'm not depressed!!!
    Bertie DeWane

  26. Thanks so much for hosting! Great party as always! I LOVE your blue walls and barn lights! What a transformation!

  27. Beautiful home interior designing and interior decoration!


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