Monday, May 4, 2015

May ‘15 Before and After!

Well thank you so much for the lovely comments on the new blog design! I really, really appreciate them. It’s a little nerve-racking to make a big change like that and your support helps a ton! Does it still feel like you’re in the wrong place? ;) I’m finally getting more used to it now. I’m still tweaking a few things but for the most part the big work is done.

It’s time to kick off the month of May (May the 4th be with you – I had to do it) with another Before and After linky! Bloggers are usually the only ones able to link up but now anyone with Instagram can as well! Check out the how-to here. Cool feature!

Anyway, as always I’m sharing a few of the awesome projects from last month’s party first. Tara’s home tour was just lovely and her foyer is so beautiful:

foyer with stone floor

Doesn’t that just feel so cozy and welcoming? I love it.

Sarah shared a spring tour of her beautiful home as well:

spring home tours

I’ve always been a fan of her home. So pretty!

Brandi made some simple updates to her mud/laundry room that I loved – especially the painted door:

mud room laundry combo

I am a sucker for a door with a window, especially in a mud room. Brandi’s simple changes make the space function well, but the room still looks great! My favorite combo. :)

Trish shared her kitchen renovation and it is a stunner! Such a big transformation:

white kitchen with wood shelves

Wow! The wood shelves are my favorite part I think. :)

Jill shared her kitchen renovation as well – that took her five years. This is a girl after my own heart, I tell you what!:

DIY wood countertops

You have to check out her gorgeous DIY range hood and the countertops on her island. (My two favorite parts.)

We’ll finish up with two big stairway transformations. Anne’s entry got a big update with the gorgeous new balusters she installed:

stair railing makeoverMajor props – she did those all on her own! That’s some big time talent and patience. :)

And finally, Sage shared her stairwell makeover as well, this time with some color!

stair way makeover and update

You have to see the before to really appreciate how far this space has come!

Now it’s time to see what you’ve been up to lately! Let me know if you try out the Instagram option! If you’d like to be considered for next month’s round up, please include a link to TDC or this code 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>

There will be a new button soon that will go with the new design. :)

Go ahead and link up projects here:


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my stairs project, Sarah! So excited to see it up (on your BEAUTIFUL new site!)!

  2. Sharing today a very simple project I did for my nursery project! Thanks for hosting Sarah! Love the new look!

  3. Love your new look, Sarah! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Lots of great project inspiration here today. I was especially struck by Trisha's kitchen makeover with those wood shelves between the white cabinets. I wouldn't have thought to do that, but they're beautiful!

    I haven't joined a linky party in ages but thought it would be fun to play along today. I added the small bedroom makeover we just finished in our house with new shiplap walls. Thanks for hosting, Sarah! :)

  5. Thanks so much for the fun before and after party! btw, love your site's new look.) Liz

  6. Thank you for hosting and wow at the great features!

    Some serious renovations with beautiful results.

  7. Great those stairs.

  8. Great redos! Thanks for the linkup.

  9. I love Jill's kitchen makeover and Brandi's laundry room. Well, all the features are awesome! Thanks for hosting us Sarah!

  10. Thanks so much for another fun party, Sarah! I am obsessed with Jill's kitchen. SO stunning--the wood countertops are amazing! And I am LOVING the new look of your blog!

  11. OH Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing my kitchen!!!! And I'm glad someone gets the five-years-to-get-it-right pain. :-) BTW... Love the new look! I've been slammed at work the last couple of week's so I haven't been over since the change and LOVE IT!

  12. My sweet Sarah, thank you ever so kindly for including my laundry room in with your features!

  13. Thank you so much for hosting each month!!! Christine from Little Brags

  14. Sarah, WOW!!! I just finished my putting my kids down to bed opened up my computer and saw that my spring tour was featured! I love your blog and am completely honored, thank you so much:)

  15. Thanks for hosting! I LOVE your site's new look :)


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