Monday, August 3, 2015

August 2015 Before and After!

Well hello! Can you believe it? August is here. Now that my son is in school this month brings mixed emotions. Before August was full of excitement because it signals the start of my absolute favorite season. But now it means my boy goes back to school and that makes me all kinds of sad. I will miss our lazy summer days so much!

By the time he goes back I'm usually ready for some structure again, but I'm not there this year. Sleeping in sounds way more fun, for real.

Anyway, we'll kick off this sad/happy month with another before and after link up! I do love that I get a new fire under me at this time of year -- we're coming into the season where I am crazy productive and looking at the projects from last month certainly got me amped up.

First, let's check out some of those awesome projects! I'm all about bookcases, as you may be able to tell from my latest DIY project, and Amy's idea had hearts fluttering out of my eyes:

She transformed an unused peninsula in her kitchen to some awesome storage with some store bought bookcases. Brilliant! 

Gretchen's black and white bathroom makeover is all kinds of sexy: 

I'm loving the contrast and her styling. She was able to fit a gorgeous dresser in the room which I never would have thought of -- but how awesome for bathroom storage?

Jennifer took an old metal patio set and gave it new life with paint:
This just made me smile -- love the colors!

I really loved Reshma's tray makeover -- these are the simple projects that I love about blogland:
This gives me an idea for a tray I have sitting in the storage room. Love these colors!

Erin's living room redo is so well done -- I knew once I saw that paneled wall I was going to love it: 

She did such a lovely job at layering the room -- it's such a pretty space!

And just to leave you with some happy, I had to share Priscilla's beautiful front yard:
July usually does a number on our flowers and hers have me inspired to get outside and spruce up the outdoor spaces for the the cooler months. (OK, the thought of cooler months does get me a little excited.)

As always I absolutely love seeing what you've been up to! It's time to link up for the August party -- if you'd like to be considered for next month's round up, please link to TDC in your post or feel free to add this code: 

<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>

Go ahead and link up your most recent projects here:






35 comments:

  1. HI Sarah - Thanks for hosting I can't wait to see what everyone is up to this month! Hugs, Holly

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah! Love seeing the great before and after's!

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  3. Hi Sarah - August is a bittersweet month. When my kids were in school, I felt the same way. Summer's were always too short! Look forward to visiting some of the other links.
    Have a Great Day,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  4. Thanks for hosting each month, Sarah. I've been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it. After reading a post on another blog about commenting, I'm trying to do so more often. So, Hello! Hope your week is off to a great start! Cynthia

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  5. Thanks for hosting! Love seeing all the great posts!

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  6. love that living room and the peninsula!
    b

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  7. Looking forward to seeing some great ideas and projects! Thanks for hosting. :)

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  8. Thanks for the feature! I look forward to this party every month! :) Now I just need to get my yard looking like Priscilla's!

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  9. Hi Sarah! I have been reading your blog for so long and each month I am so inspired by the Before & After party! I recently started my own blog, and now I'm linking up! I can't even begin to explain how excited I am to be a part of it!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  10. Thanks so much for the feature! And I definitely agree about this time of year....my husband's a teacher and goes back to work tomorrow (!)....but I certainly won't mind saying goodbye to the heat (eventually)

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  11. Thanks so much for the feature and your fabulous party!

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  12. Thank you so much for hosting, just found you!

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  13. Hi Sarah! Thank you for hosting, I already found some amazing ideas in the links. Love them;)

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  14. Thanks so much for hosting Sarah! There are so many great projects here!! Can't wait to check them all out!!

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  15. Hi Sarah.......so many lovely features. Thanks for hosting this fun fun link party.

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  16. Sarah I just clicked on you Master Bedroom changes from a few years ago and discovered I bought a bed just like yours. When I found it in a second hand store I just loved it. I knew I saw it before but couldn't remember where. My hubby kept telling me we needed a new bed and I told him when I saw one I loved, I would buy it. Well I fell in love with it. Our bed does not have the canopy frame and I would love to find out if I could still get the frame. I will check around.

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  17. As always, great features! Thanks for hosting us one more time, Sarah!

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  18. These are beautiful projects. Thanks for hosting and sharing some of your favorites!

    My Bright Blue House

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  19. Great features Sarah, and thank you for hosting every month.

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  20. That tiny blue table is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas with us!

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  21. Yay, I'm so glad to be able to join your party this month! Boo, we still don't have internet at home! :P

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  22. Thank you Sarah for the feature on my bookshelves! Hope you've recovered from Haven--it was SO great!-- and are having a nice summer :)
    Amy

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  23. I always have mixed feelings about August! We've had such a blast this summer and are trying to live it up these last few weeks!! Then I'll be so exhausted, I will probably welcome more structure--and earlier bedtimes--into our lives! Cheers!!

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  24. Love all of these great ideas! The patio set made me smile too :)

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  25. Thanks so much for the feature. I love your blog so this made my day. Thanks for hosting.

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  26. Hi Sarah, this is my first time to link up. Love all the wonderful features and can't wait to checkout some of the links. Thank you for hosting. Cathy

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  27. Thanks so much for hosting! I'm with you... I am dying for Fall, but am also dying at the thought of sending my boy back to school! :(

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  28. Linking up for the first time here with a post about the arch we created at our 17th century barn that literally saved our heads! Totally loving browsing through your features and getting lots of inspiration for my next projects. Michelle

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  29. Thanks so much for hosting. I love your picks as usual. That blue patio furniture is so gorgeous! Xx

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  31. Hi Sarah! This is my first time visiting your blog. And I really think you have a good eye for things. And I must say this, but, Oh my gosh! I think I'm in love with the patio set!

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  32. Thank you so much for hosting this party, I just recently found out about it. I'm excited to be here, and what great features and projects!!

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