Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May Before and After Link Up!

Hello all! It's time for another before and after link up -- one of my favorite days of the month in one of my favorite months of the year! You guys always knock it out of the park and I love looking through your posts. If you are new around here, this link up is a fantastic way to find new-to-you blogs.

Be warned though -- you'll get sucked down the rabbit hole of DIY and decorating. :)

Before we kick it off I've gathered from last month to show off. First up, Susie's pantry is a-mah-zing!!
Wall of pantry shelves

Hello! I love it. You know what I love the most? That the shelves aren't deep -- you can see everything!  If I had more space I would totally design a pantry this way.

I'm moving my garden and got started last weekend. I feel like I'm so late getting it planted this year! Since it's on my mind I loved Laura's raised garden bed:
Covered raised garden

We have lots of critters that grab my veggies -- I'll wait till a tomato is just about ready to pick and go out and it will be gone. :) I love this idea of the doors to keep them out!

Carol's white kitchen is beautiful! I love the light gray tile against the white cabinets:
light blue tile white kitchen

As much as I love totally white kitchens I do love some contrast too. This is lovely!

Stephanie did such a great job on her dining room makeover:
Neutral dining room
I love the trim on the walls -- she used thin molding instead of the more traditional board and batten look. This is a more modern take on the look and it's fantastic.

Juliana shares an awesome trick for inexpensive curtain rods:
DIY curtain rods for less

These would be a great option if you need longer lengths. And you can pick the finials you want!

Lora updated an old vanity and my favorite part is how she raised it up higher off the ground:

raising a bathroom vanity

I don't mind our current master vanity but it's so low -- I've considered just raising it up to make it work when we remodel that space down the road. This post is super helpful!

And finally, but certainly not least, Sarah shared a fantastic tutorial on how to paint over linoleum floors:
painting linoleum flooring

I especially love the stripes! What a huge difference!

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Now let's see what you've been up to lately! Please link up only your own projects.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my vanity makeover :)

  2. I am late tot he garden planting thing, too. Luckily, there is always something in season so you and I both have time!

  3. Thanks for hosting the party Sarah!

  4. One of my favorite days of the month as well! Everyone is so talented- I love the grey back splash with the white!

  5. That pantry is AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing - excited to link up again this month!

  6. Thanks for offering this party each month. I'm super excited about my IKEA Rast hack dresser! I added wood shims on the drawers for a rustic beachy vibe. LOVE it! xo

  7. Thanks so much for the party Sarah!

  8. Thanks for hosting! Always great!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring our kitchen backsplash! I love all the projects you featured. Thanks for the opportunity to link up every month!

  10. Thank you so much for hosting! My first time here and found you via sweet Sarah@1915house! Looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to :-)

  11. Thank you for hosting! Have a blessed week.

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen floors! You completely made my day!! 😄💗 And thanks for hosting such a fun party! 😊👍


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