Sunday, July 8, 2012

July Before and After Party!

Hey there! Welcome to another week! I’m looking forward to temps in the 80’s around here this week – compared to “feels like” 110, it’s going to be positively fallish!

Since I was on a little vaca last week, we’re moving the July Before and After Party to today -- hopefully it works out well for all of you.

Like always, I want to highlight a few of the awesome projects linked up last month before we start the festivities today! :)

Let’s kick if off with Mandy’s awesome fireplace redo:

fancy fireplace

I LOVE the added trim and the tall mantel – how unique! Now it makes a statement. (And that rug is gorgeous too!)

I couldn’t stop staring at the before and afters of this kitchen remodel at Decorate With a Little Bit:

It is truly a top to bottom makeover and it’s gorgeous!!

Maria performed magic when she  reupholstered these chairs:

Barrel Chairs

They used to be her great-grandmother’s and were orange, cracked leather. You won’t believe the before! (And don’t you love her drapes too?)

Karah took advantage of a gorgeous view on their rooftop deck and created a comfy pallet bed:

Oh my goodness, can you imagine? How cool is that?

I loved this room redo, with the green and navy combo, over at Rooms for Rent:

Hey, that rug looks familiar – it looks so good in this room!

And holy cats, Kristel’s bedroom makeover had me swooning!:

The bed, the headboard, that chandelier! Gorgeous!

And finally, I love how Andrea made cool striped drapes from a shower curtain:

Striped drapes aren’t exactly the easiest to make so I love this simpler DIY version.

As always, I was blown away by your spaces and projects! If you’d like to pin one of these, I ask that you visit their blogs and pin from there!

So let’s see what you’ve been up to this month! If you’d like to be considered for a highlight, please link to TDC using this button:

<div align="center"><a href="" title="TDC Before and After" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="TDC Before and After" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Now link it up!


  1. Oh, I wish it would drop to the 80s here. It was 100 degrees at midnight last night! Welcome back. Btw, your vacation post had me googling "cruise with toddlers". That's doable, right? Thanks for hosting :)

  2. This is my favorite party each month! Who doesn't love a great Before & After?! Thank you Sarah for hosting!
    ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  3. Wonderful make overs, thanks for sharing! I love the idea of a bed on the rooftop deck, and the fireplace redo looks great!

  4. Great features, Sarah! Thanks so much for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  5. Thank you for hosting, Sarah!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting Sarah!

  7. I almost just peed my pants when I saw that you featured my fireplace makeover!! Thank you so much Sarah! I always look forward to your link ups! Thanks again!! Truly appreciated!

  8. Thanks for hosting! Some awesome inspiration I see. Going to check out a few now.

  9. Love the B & A party! Thanks for hosting Sarah. -Jenna

  10. Hi Sarah, thank you soooo much for featuring my bedroom!!! You have made my day/weekend.....and thank you so much for hosting this awesome link party as well.

    Have a great week.


  11. Oh, we had a break in the heat, too...and even some rain! Glad you guys are, too. thanks for the snuck up on me! Glad i was doing some blog reading tonight! :) have a great week, Sarah!

  12. Wow! I'm loving all of these - it's impossible to pick a favorite!!

  13. Wow - great ideas! We are trying to paint our open-concept living room/dining/kitchen and it is such an overwhelming decision! Thanks for the inspiration! Jessica

  14. Thanks for hosting Sarah! I haven't partied at your place much but I'm looking forward to seeing what's happening in these parts! Have a wonderful week!

  15. OH my gosh!!! I'm so glad you liked my living room update!!! I feel so humbled you chose mine, I love reading your blog. It was one of the first ones I started reading, and still one of my favs! Thanks for the feature :) Hope you are having a wonderful summer!! ~Bre

  16. Oh love the before and after party. I almost fell over when I saw my chair redo featured.

    Thanks so much for the feature.

  17. I know exactly what you mean about this dang heat! One of our a/c units died - and we're still waiting on the parts to come in for it to be fixed, so we've been HOT to say the least. Thanks for the party! Have a cooler week. ;)

  18. Hey Sarah- My fist time joining your before and after party. Glad to be here!

  19. What I've seen here... are all simply inspiring!

  20. Holy Canoli!!! What a treat to wake up and be featured at your awesome party!! We are loving our pallet bed on the roof!! Have a wonderful July!!

  21. Hi Sarah,

    We've been busy with our family room renovation. I linked up our last biggest before and after, installing our wood floors. Before we had various flooring!

    Thanks for hosting,

  22. Wow, that pallet bed is amazing as well as all the other features! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Hey Sarah, thanks for hosting again. Love those features! Oh, how I wish our house was done.... but we're still pluggin' away! Have a great week! Nan

  24. Thank you so much for hosting! Sorry my name is where the description should be! Oops. Have a great day. :)

  25. Wow thanks for featuring my curtains! What a surprise.

  26. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share and find such fantastic fun project ideas!

  27. Hope you had a wonderful rest :) Thanks for hosting Sarah!
    ♥ much love

  28. Dear Sarah,
    Thank you!

    A great pallet up-cycle always gets me!

    Thankful in NE

  29. Yay!! Thank you so much for featuring our cottage kitchen re-do! Little Bit from

  30. Hi,
    I want to have a link exchange with you. Just send me an email at

  31. I get sick with excitement at your link party's Sarah! They are the absolute BEST that I've seen for Interior Design/Decor! I LOVE them and can't wait to take a break later today and enjoy them along w/ a Snickers!

  32. Oh how I love your before & after parties! They are full of inspiration ... I am officially hooked! Thanks for hosting :)


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