Monday, October 6, 2014

October before and after!

Hello everybody! How are you on this fine fall day?

It’s going to be a good week my friends – it’s my birthday week and today is the monthly before and after link up here on the blog. Both equally awesome. :)

As always I picked a few of the beautiful projects shared last month to show you here and then you can take a look at all the new links at the end of this post.

September was the month for pretty rooms for girls, that’s for sure! Anita’s redo is absolutely stunning:

sophisticated girls' room

I think the eggplant color is so sophisticated but still pretty – perfect for tween girls. And the origami art on the wall is just the coolest.

Amy also designed a sweet, fun room for her five-year-old:


The paper poofs and the vinyl dots are such inexpensive ways to make a big impact in a room – SO cute. (I shared how to make those poofs yourself here.)

And this gorgeous nursery belongs to Cristina’s niece – her mama is talented, yes?:

Baby girl nursery stenciled wall

There are so many lovely little touches in this room, you have to go check it out. Love it!

Looking at this hutch now you would NEVER guess what it looked like before:

annie sloan linen

Hayley really did this piece justice – sometimes painting is definitely the right move for older furniture.

Jennifer tried something I’ve never attempted – using dye to change the color of a lampshade:

dying a lampshade

It came out so well, now my wheels are turning!

With all those girl rooms I couldn’t leave out the boys! I loved the inexpensive and easy touches Tamara added to her boys’ room:

boys shared bedroom decor

Those headboards only cost $20 each to make – awesome! (You can see my tutorial for a tufted headboard here.)

Nicki’s paper bag floors are so cool looking!:

paper bag floors

She shares how they have held up in that post – worth checking out if you are interested in trying this flooring treatment.

I have to say, I think this next makeover may be my favorite for the month! Julie helped out her music teacher friend by making over her room and it is AWESOME:

music room decorAs a wife of a musician/composer/band director this room makes me SMILE big. Absolutely love it. Think my husband would want big piano keys on his office walls? ;) 

Well there you go! Now it’s time to see what you’ve all been up to over the past few weeks! If you’d like to be considered for a highlight next month, please link to TDC in your post or include this button:

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You can link up here for the next week, share away!:


  1. Wow, Sarah, thank you SO much for the feature!! Such amazing projects and I'm humbled to be included. :-)

  2. Those girl rooms are amazing! Love! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Sarah, Thanks so much for hosting the party and for the feature! I'm off to go check that teacher's room. I love music related details in rooms.

  4. Happy Birthday, Sarah!!! Thanks for such a great party each month! So much inspiration! Have yourself a Fabulous Birthday week!!:-)

  5. Happy birthday!!! and thanks for hosting :)

  6. Happy birthday, Sarah! Thanks so much for featuring my music room makeover! I didn't realize your husband was a band director and composer, etc! So glad you like it!

  7. Beautiful features Sarah, thanks for hosting!

  8. It's my birthday week too Sarah! Happiest of birthdays to you and thanks so much for hosting. -Kristi

  9. Love the features Sarah, especially Julie's music room makeover. Thanks for hosting the party and have a spooktacular October!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  10. Happy Birthday month! Haven't been by in a while so I came to party for old times sake ;)

  11. Thank you for hosting another wonderful party Sarah!

  12. Thank you so much for the feature of my paper bag floors, Sarah! When I saw a spike in my page views, I knew something must be up, and looks like you are the culprit! It is much appreciated, and I just linked up this month again. Thanks for hosting! Have a very happy birthday in October!

  13. Sarah we are doing our upstairs over (3 bedrooms and a full bath). I have been trying to come up with a plan for the bathroom and driving my husband crazy (naturally) and then I remembered your bathroom. I looked it up tonight and was shocked to see you have the exact same vanity that we bought yesterday and now we are going to do the same to our walls. Thank you Sarah.

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

  15. Wow those kids rooms are gorgeous!

  16. All those rooms are absolutely beautiful. I have to say I am really looking forward to your music room post:) Looking for some ideas to apply to my little piano nook.

  17. Wow! I am really fall in love with your decoration, this is too good dear.

  18. I love seeing all the room makeovers, they are all so beautiful and amazing transformations. Thanks for hosting the party! ps. I love your living room with the wall removed! :)

  19. I'm a little late to the party but absolutely love all of the features. So many great room redos. I'm happy to have our master bathroom renovation to share, just a few months ago it was an awkward closet. Have a great week!

  20. Happy Birthday! It's a great week to have a birthday...mine is today (7th)

  21. Hi Sarah, I love your monthly parties!!! Thanks so much for hosting! Chrsitine from Little Brags

  22. Happy Birthday and thank you so much for hosting! Have a beautiful and fun weekend! :D


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