Monday, March 5, 2012

March Before and After Party!


Hello! It’s time again – party hardy at the March Before and After Party! This year is FLYING.

As I mentioned earlier this year, I’ll be highlighting some of the fabulous projects from the month before at each party. (So be sure to link back if you want to be included!)

First up, let’s admire the simple but beautiful transformation of Julie’s classy brassy Goodwill lamp:

 brass lamp redo 

OK, wait. First of all? That after picture looks like it belongs in a catalog! Gorg. Second, she gave it a tarnished look with two different spray paints – go here to check it out!

Jenny did a little makeover on her basement bathroom (Sigh. Basement bathroom. Can’t wait.) with a just a coat of paint and a few red accessories:

blue powder room

I love that blue grey color and I LOVE how she paired that color with red – it looks fantastic! See more of the redo here.

I love that Brooke is renting but is finding ways to personalize her space. She made some (cute!) Pinterest-inspired changes that spruced up her bathroom:


I have pinned the towels in a basket too and I love how they turned out in her bathroom! (Be sure to check out her fun towel hangers here!)

Mandy did something I don’t think I’d have the guts to do – she PAINTED her sofa!:

painted couch 

What the what? Can you believe it? It looks GREAT and she gives an awesome tutorial and the pros and cons on her blog here.

Ann Marie made her (unfinished) basement laundry room into a space that’s clean, organized and fun:

unfinished basement laundry

She added a little lamp, cute containers and a table for baskets and folding – everything  you could need! I LOVE when people use an unfinished space and make it practical and pretty. (You can see more about her space here.)

Chrissie did an ahhmazing job on this vintage dresser:

green dresser after

Isn’t it gorgeous? That green is stunning, and it’s amazing how the glaze makes all the detail pop. Even the hardware looks better. See more about this redo here.

And finally, Autum and her family turned a (barely) finished space into a perfectly lovely little apartment for her daughter:

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Isn’t that wall fantastic? There’s even a little kitchenette – the whole space is full of innovative ideas. Check out their before and after here.

Wowza! I love you guys! I am so glad I’m highlighting your projects instead of mine. Aren’t you? Wait. Don’t answer.

If you love these projects and want to pin them on Pinterest, I encourage you to visit their sites and do so from there to give them the traffic!

OK my dears! Let’s see what you’ve been up to the past month! I ask you only link up projects you haven’t linked before, and add a link back to TDC if you would like to be highlighted!



  1. Oh my word! Thanks for featuring my lamp! I just linked up my daughter's new room. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you for hosting! LOVE that lamp makeover.

  3. Thank you for hosting, sweet sarah! I'm running to put my kids to bed, but will be back to link back my posts!!! (and watch girls tell all on the DVR. please tell me there was drama?!!?)

  4. Thank you so much for hosting this awesome link party :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  5. Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I can't wait to check out all of the amazing ideas!

  6. THanks so much for hosting, Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  7. Thanks for hosting! Great Link Party!

  8. Woohoo, here's to seeing some great spring projects! Thanks for being hostess with the mostess :-)

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  10. Thanks for hosting another wonderful party, Sarah. I'm enjoying your basement redo- I guess I'm living vicariously through you since our basement is Way down on the list. :)

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  12. Great party! Such amazing talent on your site! I always can count on your blog to inspire me. I love me some Thrifty Decor Chick!!

    Michelle@ Teagan's Travels

  13. Love the baskets on the wall! Thanks so much for hosting!


  14. Nice transformations! I just cleaned off the dining room table and it was a major accomplishment! Happy spring!
    Thanks for hosting!

  15. That lamp is amazing and the other features are great too! Thanks for hosting this awesome party every month!

  16. Fabulous features! Each one unique and lovely! Thank you so much for hosting Sarah, always have so much fun partying at the Before and After Party!


  17. Thanks for hosting an inspiring linky party, Sarah! New Follower via email subscription! Please visit my blog and say hello sometime! I love to make new bloggy friends and followers as well :)
    Heather @

  18. Wow! Thank you so much for featuring our little attic apartment and thank you for being such a wonderful source of inspiration and encouragement to so many!

  19. Thank you for hosting! I love the Before and After party because I seriously spend days looking at all the links...I find so many cool ideas and new blogs! Have a great week!

  20. Yeah I linked up and I am only number 307 :-)
    Thank you for hosting this party, it is an amazing resource for makeover ideas. And I wish you luck browsing through all those projects ;-)
    Have a wonderful day, Marianne

  21. Sarah, great features and wonderful party as always! Thanks so much for hosting!

  22. Thanks for hosting! I follow you on FB...hope you'll follow me too, if you don't already! Little Bit from

  23. Sarah, thank you soooo much for featuring my green dresser! You rock!!!

  24. Thank you for hosting! Have a great week! :)

  25. Thank you for hosting another great party!! Can't wait to find some new inspiration!

  26. I adore you.
    Sometimes, I wish I was you.
    there is one tiny thing that bugs me.
    It's tiny, don't worry.
    You know your "before and after" paint sample icon?
    I HATE the color.
    I reminds me of poop.

    I feel better now.
    Maybe honesty is the best policy.

  27. Woot woot, thanks for hosting another fun party!
    Hey, maybe I'm a little slow, but I can't find the party button code....I DO have a link to your party on my sidebar though. :o)
    Off to check out all the fun links....

  28. Thank you so much for hosting, Sarah! Love the features this week! I am linking up Burlap and Vintage Frames, and Vintage Desk Re Do.
    Hope your week is a great one!

  29. Thanks for hosting such a fun party Sarah!! I linked up my new family picture gallery.

    have a wonderful day!!!


  30. I feel like I'm late for the party but I linked up anyway. Finally done with my master bedroom makeover! Woo-hoo! :) #481

    Thanks for hosting!! xo

  31. Oh my gosh - 483 entries so far!!! And so many great projects linked up that it took me 10 minutes to scroll through the thumbnails to link up myself!! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  32. Thanks for hosting! I love all the great ideas on your blog! :)

    Michelle @ Crazy for Crafts

  33. Thanks so much for featuring my basement powder room Sarah! I love seeing the projects that are linked up - so many amazing ideas out there!

  34. Thank you again for featuring my couch! :D You so made my day!

  35. Thank you again for featuring my couch! :D You so made my day!

  36. Such a great party! I can't believe all of the AMAZING things people create! I could spend all day here. Maybe tonight I'll bring my pillow and sleeping bag, too! :)

    Nat from NatSprat

  37. Oh my goodness!! You have no idea how much you made my entire month! Thank you so much for featuring my bathroom makeover! I was completely shocked and am so honored. I absolutely love your party and look forward to it every month!

  38. It looks like a genie will come out of that lamp at any moment! Haha! Its transformation turned out to be elegant. All the changes are lovely. The bathroom looks so cozy, and the colors used give off a very sunny atmosphere to the room!

  39. Looks like magic! After photos have a huge improvement and significant look from the before photos. Great job on this awesome transformation. The last photo is cool!

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  41. I'm a couple of days late to the party (which means I'm #'s 566-568--EEP!), but I'm happy to have the chance to participate.

    Thanks for hosting, Sarah!

    ~Abbie (Five days...5 ways)

  42. Your designs are so inspiring! One of my all-time favorites is using the baskets on the bathroom wall to hold towels. Brilliant! Thanks so much for the posts.

  43. This post is so inspiring to get to me to-do list! Thanks for the collective creative energy!

  44. Thanks for letting us link-up! I am wayyy late (#597!!) but better late than never. I love looking at all of the links!@!


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