First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! It is one of my favorite holidays -- we had so much fun with friends and many times over the weekend I found myself counting my blessings.
And secondly, holy cats, you guys hit it out of the park at last month's before and after link up. I seriously was so impressed by the projects that were linked up -- it was so hard to pick out just a few to share! So hard that I am sharing more than usual this month, but I think you'll find they are all pretty fantastic.
I have to say, the renovation that Julie shared looked exactly like one you would see on Fixer Upper -- every bit of it is gorgeous!:
This is a must see -- the family room looks amazing, but the real star is that kitchen!
I love when readers share smaller projects too, and this one was such a great idea. Joan repurposed some old shutters to make a huge (nearly three feet tall!) DIY lantern:
I especially love all the little details she added to it.
Abby shared a beautiful master bedroom redo:
I love how she worked in the navy blue throughout the space. She shares some pretty furniture redos as well.
Pam's knocked another room out of the park, but my favorite part is this dresser:
Just gorgeous! You won't believe what it looked like before!
And April made over the small IKEA Rast dresser:
Jenny has some major painting skills -- you should see how she transforms kitchens! I loved her master bedroom makeover:
The real star is what you don't see -- all the wallpaper that was there. After that is was a fairly simple redo with paint and lighting. But what a difference!
Katie's project was another small one that I thought was pretty brilliant. She took an old file cabinet and added all kinds of character:
This has me thinking twice about the old one we hide away in the basement. ;)
And finally, I LOVE Holly's exterior redo:
They did a few things to update the outside of their home, but the paint color was the biggest impact for sure. So classic and pretty!
Wow -- that's just a few of the awesome projects linked up last month -- be sure to check out the rest of them!
If you'd like to be considered for next month's share, please include a link to TDC in your post or add the html to add this button:
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I can't wait to see what you did last month -- you all set the bar high! ;)