Monday, February 6, 2012

February Before and After Party!

Hey hey! It’s time for another Before and After Partay! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!


I mentioned earlier this year that instead of posting my own projects every month, I’ll be sharing some of the knock-your-socks-off projects linked up from the month before.

And I’ve got some stellar projects to share from the January party to kick this off!

Gail blew me away with this one – she took an old desk she had in the basement for years and turned it into a beautiful chest of drawers:

desk turned chest of drawers
Desk turned chest
My Repurposed Life

Can you even believe that? I love how her brain comes up with stuff like this. :)

Tonya’s board and batten project made a HUGE impact in her living room:

Board & Batten Gallery Wall 
Board and batten wall
Love of Family and Home

Love the white against that pretty blue – and the gallery wall is perfection! Awesome Tonya!

I saw Anna’s glittery heels post a few weeks ago and am so glad she linked it up! She used spray paint to change them up:

glitter heels spray paint
DIY glittered heels
Take the Side Street

Aren’t they awesome?! She had some issues with the Krylon glitter spray paint (I’ve noticed the same problems), but the end result was SO worth it!

Mallory and Savannah took a thrift store headboard and gave it an beautiful redo for Savannah’s daughter:

diy tufted headboard
DIY tufted headboard
Classy Clutter

Adorable! They show every step of the process too – very easy to follow!

Leah made over a basic Hemnes dresser into a gorgeous custom piece:

hemnes dresser redo 
IKEA Hemnes dresser redo
California Callahans

Wowza! I absolutely LOVE it! Just beautiful.

Some great inspiration, eh? I thought so. :)

I’m looking forward to highlighting more of your projects every month! If you’d like to be considered, please link back to this party post or the blog! (I didn’t worry about that for this month.)

It’s time to see what else you’ve been up to! Link it up folks!



  1. Those are some really great before and afters. I need to get my creative mojo flowing. Diffidently feeling inspired.

  2. Great projects!! I'm not seeing the link up it me?

  3. Thank you for hosting, Sarah! I love those glitter shoes. :)

  4. yep -- it was me! :) thanks for hosting, sarah...I'm all linkied up!!

  5. Thanks for hosting, Sarah! That desk to dresser feature is amazing and so smart. And I could use some glittery heels...

    I linked up some unfinished basement projects we've been working on cause as you know, unfinished basements are sooo cool ;)

  6. I love your party! Thanks so much for the feature! I'm in great company.

  7. Thanks for hosting Sarah! Looking forward to seeing everyone's ideas!
    Cheers, Andrea

  8. Great features! Thanks for hosting, as always :-)

  9. Oh My Goodness!! Talk about make my night!! Thank you so much for the feature Sarah & thanks for hosting too!

  10. I'm always excited for this party. Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up.


  11. Oh my gosh, I almost just peed my pants! Thank you so much for the feature! This totally made my night!

  12. Can hardly believe that a desk could be transformed into a highboy dresser. Wow.

    Thanks for hosting Before and After.

  13. Thanks so much for hosting this inspirational party.

  14. And I'm late for the par-tay. #334 -yikes!

    Thanks for hosting, Sarah! Your parties always bring lots of traffic. :) Love that dresser that you highlighted. I also love your new office.


  15. Love all the furniture you featured!

  16. Thank you so much for hosting the party! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  17. Sooooooooooo much inspiration! We're hoping to move later this year, and you are seriously firing my imagination!

  18. I love that tufted headboard!! Can't wait to make one later on this year. Thanks for hosting the party, there are a ton of entries!

  19. What a fun par-taaay! Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  20. So excited to link up! Thanks for hosting!

  21. Yay!!!!!!! So excited to link up!

  22. Thanks for hosting...really appreciate the opportunity to share my hard work with someone other than my husband and my dog. Ha.

    Lots of great ideas here, too!

  23. Wow! What a great group of ideas! Might take a month to get through them all. Thinking cap on!!

  24. I loved the glitter shoes!!! Thanks for hosting, always a great party!


  25. Gorgeous DIY projects! I love the idea of getting some good heels and switching them up every now and again with spray paint. And the painted cabinets are fantastic. Really gives me some ideas of improving some great pieces of furniture I already have. Thanks!

  26. I love all these fun to see.

  27. Wow, looks like I'm a little late to the party, #541! I was desperately trying to get this finished so I could share with you. Thanks for hosting! ♥


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