September before and after round up

September 03, 2012

Hello hello! It’s time again -- I like to share just a few of the projects that caught my eye from last month. I’m blown away, yet again. You all inspire the socks off of me!

First up, you have to check out Kim’s kitchen redo:
oak to white cabinet redo

I really love what she did on the ceiling! It’s a huge transformation and she did every single bit of it herself – even electrical! And you’ll never guess where she got her backsplash tile (I didn’t even know they sold tile).

I loved this simple update Mary made to regular lamp shades:
pottery barn inspired lamp shade

She was inspired by Pottery Barn and I like her version even better. ;)

I couldn’t resist sharing another kitchen redo, just because I loved Jessica’s butcher block and beadboard island so:
beadboard wall kitchen open shelves

Check out all the details here!

Cassie painted over her orangish walls and wow, what a difference it made!:
zebra rug

I’m familiar with the orange walls…and painting over them. ;) I really love all the color in Cassie’s home. Lovely.

Hold on to your seats people…I was oohing and ahhing over each picture of Carolyn’s living room redo:
white walls decor

Gah!! Can you even believe how beautiful?

OK, I couldn’t resist one more pic:
seagrass rug

Do you blame me?? Hahllooooo House Beautiful, are you seeing this?

I think Amanda’s “faux” butcher block idea is brilliant:
faux butcher block

Go here to see how they did it – if you’re handy I bet you could do this too!

And finally, I couldn’t believe how amazing Paula’s tile looked after refreshing her grout:
how to whiten grout
It seems like a fairly simple process – she shows you how it’s done here.

Awesome huh? I love seeing all of your talent every month! As always, if you’d like to pin these projects and spaces, please to go the respective sites to do so, so they get credit for their efforts.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting each month! This is one of my favorite parties. Hope you are having a great start to September!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting each month! This is one of my favorite parties. Hope you are having a great start to September!

  3. Happy September, have a great fall Sarah!
    thanks for hosting this fab party!

  4. Thank you, thank you for the party, Sarah!! :) Happy Labor Day!!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring the Pottery Barn inspired chandelier shades Sarah! Enjoy this last beautiful weekend of summer.

  6. Happy Labor Day! Thanks so much for the party - I always find so many fabulous ideas here!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting each month! I loved the features. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. Yay, it's September! We survived this scorcher of a summer! This is my favorite party every month -- thanks so much for hosting :)

  9. Thanks for hosting!! I'm excited to actually have a before and after!

  10. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  11. Wonderful accomplishments for last month. Thank you for hosting!

  12. Thanks so much for hosting! I love all the great features!

  13. I'm so disappointed that you went to a partial feed for Readers. :( I loved being able to read the whole post in my google reader, now all that shows up is the title of the post.

  14. I love to see Kim's Kitchen in the features! She did such amazing job!
    Thank you so much for the party, Sarah!

  15. Thanks so much for this inspiring party.

  16. I love seeing everyone that links up to this party, and the features that you pick each month! Thank you and happy September!

  17. Oh my gosh Sarah! You have no idea how much I appreciate the fact you like my kitchen! Seriously, it means a SUPER lot to me. Thank you so very very much!

  18. What a nice surprise! Thank you so much for featuring my living room. Come on over and see it in person... you could probably give me some ideas to make it better :) Hope you're having a great Labor Day!!

  19. I have felt the same way ... summer is gone! Where did it go?!? But I have to admit I lOOOVE fall so I am ok with it! Can't wait to get a minute to browse the party ... thanks for putting it together!

  20. Could you please add a summary to display in readers so we can see a small preview is the blog to decide if we want to read more.

  21. Anon, as far as I know there is no way to do that in Blogger. Actually, I can, but then I would have to truncate my posts on my blog and I won't do that. Until I switch to WP that won't be an option for me.

  22. Thanks so much for featuring my grout project. It's still looking like new a month later!

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  24. I love Cassie's house -- so very chic! Thanks for sharing the highlights!

  25. Thank you so much for sharing great creative resources to follow I really appreciate

  26. Thank you so much for hosting this party, Sarah! (For some reason, I can't post your button on my blog. I had to post the link instead.)


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