Monday, November 5, 2012

November Before and After Party!

Hello there! Hope you had a great weekend! The early darkness last night threw me, but today’s bright, sunny morning helped a little. :)

Today we’re kicking off November with the Before and After Party, and wow, there were SO many great projects last month I couldn’t wait to share with you!

Check these out and then link up your own today!

I have loved those sweet velvet pumpkins and acorns I see in blogland, and Lisa shared a great, easy tutorial on how to make your own here:

velvet acorns DIY

Aren’t they precious?

Oh my goodness, I LOVE Shannon’s man cave – this is the look I’m going for in the basement:

man cave decor

I loved ever bit -- that dark ceiling too! She shares a ton of the her DIY projects along the way too. Awesome space!

Becky’s organized and cute toy storage just made me happy:

toy storage

I have big plans in mind for the basement toy storage and decided this weekend it needs to happen sooner than later. The toys and games are driving me a little batty down there. ;)

Speaking of the basement – Larissa’s idea was SO fun, I have it on my to do list! See how she turned a cabinet door into a (cauuute) snack tray here:

DIY snack tray

Isn’t that adorable? Love the chalkboard top!!

Shari created a lovely little fall tablescape in her ORCHARD:

Orchard Autumn Tablescape

Oh my goodness, I just want to go sit and have a glass of wine!

Brooke shared a great tutorial on covering a lampshade and how she DIY’d the leopard look here:

recovering a lampshade

Her vignette is lovely too!

You won’t believe the before of Ashley's barstools, and she made them even cuter with some number stencils:

recovering barstools

And last but certainly not least, Amy’s painted globe project was too cute!:

painted globe project

I see globes all the time at thrift stores that are in bad shape – this is a great solution to fix them up. You could do whatever word you wanted – so fun!

Told you these were some fun projects! As always, if you’d like to pin these, please visit their respective sites to do so.

Now it’s time to see what you’ve been up to this month! If you’d like to be considered for next month’s recap, please include this link in your post back to TDC:

<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! Have fun!


  1. Thanks for hosting, Sarah! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's inspiration :)
    Cheers, Andrea

  2. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a fantastic week!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  3. Thanks so much Sarah, for hosting such wonderful party every month!

  4. Thanks for this post, Sarah! Happy to share my Wood Paneling Fireplace Makeover!!

  5. Thanks for hosting this great party...have a great week!

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

  7. LOVE all the features!! Thanks so much for hosting Sarah!! :)

  8. Wow, fabulous features! Thanks so much for hosting again and hope you have a great week Sarah!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting each month, love this party!

  10. All amazing features Sarah! Thanks for including my toy organization system and thanks for hosting. Hope you have a great day!

  11. Wow! I just went over and read the blog posts about the bar stools -- we are in the market for 4 and I am realizing that even off of Overstock they will cost a small fortune -- off to craigslist I go :)

  12. Hi Sara! thanks for the invite. You picked some terrific spotlight features. Love that snack tray!

  13. I seriously look forward to your party every month! Love all the inspiration and fun, fabulous projects. Thanks!


  14. Thank you for hosting. Great features as always. I always look forward to your party & never miss linking up :).

  15. Hi Sarah: Thank you for hosting the party today--I loved the projects you featured! We did have a nice weekend--I ran outside in between rain showers to photograph homemade potato chips that I made. That is a sentence that only a blogger would write :)

  16. Sarah, thank you so much for hosting this party! I think we all love before-and-after posts, and it's wonderful to have so many in one spot. I'm tickled to be here sharing my Mirror Gallery Wall. I am so proud and happy to have changed a very blah before into a pretty after--without too much money! :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!!

  17. Me also I think everybody love 'before and after' posts, and this one was a great idea! :)

  18. Ahhh, Sarah, THANK YOU for featuring my lamp!!! I'm so proud to get to add you to my "featured at" list- I love you and your blog!! Thanks a ton!!! :D

  19. Hi- I love that you give everday bloggers a chance to be featured like this!

    I don't mean to sound ignorant here but I'm a little confused as to where to put the html on my post to possibly be featured. A little help?!

    Thanks and happy november :)

  20. Thanks for sharing! These are great ideas for fall! :D

  21. Thanks so much for hosting each month. I have been reading your blog for a few years now and am constantly inspired by you.
    Thanks again!
    Have a great week!!

  22. Danielle @shadesofserenity.blogspot.comNovember 6, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Thanks so much for allowing us to link up! I love the featured posts!

  23. Thanks for hosting! Love your parties and thanks for sharing the great features!
    House on the Way

  24. I just did a before/after post so I joined in. Thanks for hosting (342). Really late finding your party, I will be checking back after my next project.

  25. I really enjoyed your testimony. It is very inspiring. My husband and I are working hard at becoming debt free. We would love to have the Financial Peace Set that you referred to in your article.

  26. I have been reading your blog since I saw you on The Nate Burkus show. You have inspired me thru the few years. I just want to thank you for that. I don't usualy post. But thought I would to night. Hope all is well.

  27. I totally love the painted globe. Great ideas and photos. Thanks for sharing.
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  28. Love your blog! You have been an inspiration! These monthly parties are amazing! It is a one stop creativity outlet and inspirational board! :)



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