Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Before and After Party!

Hello all! How was your weekend? We took a little family trip to Chicago for a few days of shopping, eating, Legos (the store and Legoland!) and just enjoying each other. It was just lovely. Perfect way to end our summer, cause both my boys (the hubs and the Bub) go back to school very soon.

And I told you I don’t want to talk about it!


Anyway, it’s time for the August Before and After Party, and I always love to see what you’ve been up to! First, let’s check out a few of the projects that caught my eye last month.

Lina prettied up her pantry in a big way, and made it super organized as well:

I must find more things to put chalkboard labels on. They make everything cuter. Ever.y.thing.

The exterior of Erin’s townhouse got a paint job, and I LOVE how both her front and back doors are painted a bright yellow:

Yellow front doorBack porch after

How fun are they? I also love the simple globe light fixtures with the modern colors. You can see more about this big redo here.

Laura’s dining room underwent a HUGE transformation, all thanks to the power of paint. Check out the dark before and the beautiful after here:

That buffet is just gorgeous too, and the styling is divine.

Kim gives a great how-to on trying out Annie Sloan paint for the first time here. Her formerly beige dining room side table looks so fresh and pretty!:

Chalk Paint table

And again, aren’t the accessories lovely?

I’m so excited for Jenna and her staircase redo. Tearing carpet off of stairs is just about one of the best feelings ever:

Ah, so fresh! So clean! Love it! :) You can see more about this project here.

And finally, I was swooned over Jessica’s colorful living room:

The live edge coffee table, the dark blue gray walls, the pops of red everywhere – I just love this space!

(If you’d like to pin one of these projects, I ask that you visit their blogs and pin from there!)

Beautiful projects and spaces all around, and now it’s time to do it again! Remember, 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>

Here you go – the linky will be open until Sunday the 12th!


  1. Sarah, I always love your party! Thank you for hosting.


  2. Maybe next month my dining room will finally be ready for your party...maybe!!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting this Before and After Party. You have a lovely blog! Have a great week!
    Blessings, Nici~ Posed Perfection

  4. Thanks for featuring my living room! Even though I'm sitting in there/here right now, it looks so much cleaner in the image you posted:)

    I also love Erin's yellow doors, so happy to see them in the same post, yay for color!


  5. Thanks for hosting! See lots of my bloggy friends getting some love :)

  6. What a great party Sarah and I'm so happy to join it with my before and after laundry reveal, so fun! Great features too, I'm off to visit them and also some of your guests. Have a terrific week.

  7. Oh wow- I love Jessica's living room too! Hope you are doing well Sarah!

  8. Great features! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  9. So fun to see blogging friends featured :) Thanks a bunch for hosting. Have a wonderful week!

  10. I love Chicago, and that yellow door is fabulous!

  11. Thanks so much for hosting! I always look forward to your party each month :)

  12. Yay! It's my first time being featured here! Whoohoo :)
    Thank You so very much !!..I'm so excited. Love your posts,
    Fancy Frugal Life

  13. The wall lamp beside the door is both pretty and very functional. Such a simple addition could bring a great change in the place.

  14. Thanks for hosting. I look forward to browsing through the before and afters and to getting some inspiration.

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  16. Thanks for hosting Sarah! I'm excited to be here for your party. Have a good week ~ Ann

  17. I have a lot of laundry to do today but your features are calling me to the blogosphere!
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  18. Great before and afters! Thank you for hosting!

  19. Great features! That living room is gorgeous! Thanks for the party!

  20. Thanks for hosting this great party, Sarah! Glad you and your family got to take a little trip to Chicago. My husband and I just visited there for the first time early last month. We loved it!


  21. Sarah, thanks for hosting! This is the first time I've linked to a link party! So many great ideas and new blogs for me to check out it. This is great! xoxo Kristin

  22. Thanks for hosting. I LOVE that yellow front door and the living room color!

  23. Thank you so much Sarah! I'm honored you selected my chalk paint experiment among all the other talented bloggers! Have a great week! Hope you all are doing well. :)
    ~ Kim @ Sand & Sisal

  24. Thank you for the opportunity to share our link on your party! Those are some fun topics that have linked up! awesome.

  25. Wow, my favorite is definitely the living room -- how gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Thanks so much for hosting again! LOVE that living room from Jessica. It's one of my favorite makeovers!

  27. Thanks for hosting! I love all the wonderful project ideas.

  28. I'm a bit late for this party but no matter what, your party is the best! Thank you so much for hosting!

  29. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to share our projects with eachother, this is one of my favorite parties! Have a great day!

  30. thank you for hosting this super fun party each month!

    samantha :-)

  31. Like the post, Great review about Eye Duo.

  32. I LOVE all these great inspiration projects!!! I just listed one of my before and after projects for the first time (newbie here)!

    Although I realized the "name" in the add your link is the name of the project...not who was submitting!!

    Knowledge for next time. :-)


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