Monday, March 4, 2013

March Before and After!

Hey hey! Happy Monday morning! Whoo! :)

It’s the first Monday of the month so it’s time for another before and after shindig. As always I like to highlight some of those awesome projects you linked up last month first, then you can get to linking your own.

You know how much I love black interior doors, and I’m on a mission to get all of ours painted this year (yes, I said this year – it will take me that long). I loved Megan’s dark gray door:

gray interior door

The gorgeous stairway and beautiful settee don’t hurt at all either! ;)

I LOVED this refrigerator organizing tip from Jo-Anna:

refridgerator organization

I’ve seen those cute washable mats for the fridge shelves and thought they were cute but couldn’t bring myself to spend on them. Her idea is brilliant (and cheap!) – check it out!

This kid’s bathroom redo that Julie did is just TOO cute!:


Ack! Adorable!! I’ve been planning a redo for the Bub’s bathroom for about a year (are you surprised it’s been that long??) and of course my small plans have turned HUGE. I haven’t mentioned them to the hubby quite yet. ;)

Amy shares a super easy, fast, no sew roman shade idea here:

new sew roman shade

Sew easy! (I can never resist it, I apologize.)

You know how I love wood stairs, so I’m practically giddy for Jennifer and hers:

wood stairs

She shares how her husband has transformed their stairs here. (And a great tip for figuring out angled cuts!)

Jane shared how she made DIY napkins with paint – and she added a little whimsy that I loved:

painted napkins

The possibilities are endless!

I was smitten with Ange’s family room updates – so pretty and light!:

family room makeover

LOVE her drapes too. And the BIG SWEETIE dog. :)

I’m kind of obsessed with maps lately – I have a big project I’ve been planning for a while for the basement. Barbara’s little map-topped nightstand is so cool:

map table

What a fun idea!

And finally, but certainly not least, Debbie thought outside of the box and made a pillow from a kitchen item:

towel pillow

Any guesses? ;) So pretty!

As always, if you’d like to pin these projects, please do so from their respective sites. And if you’d like to be considered for next month’s highlight, please link to TDC in your post. This button makes it easy (just copy and paste the code):

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

And now it’s time to see what you’ve been up to lately! (Please only link up your own personal projects.) The linky is open for a week, have fun!!


  1. Thanks for hosting! This is always one of my favorite link parties!! :) Dying over that mapped topped nightstand!

  2. Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I too am loving the map nightstand.

  3. Wowza! What a super duper surprise this Monday morning! Sarah, THANK YOU so very much for featuring the boy bathroom makeover. I am honored! :D:D

    Have fun doing Bub's bathroom. I know it will look amazing and the hubby will be over excited to start it with you. lol ;)

    Thank you again and have a creative and beautiful week! :D

  4. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Thanks for hosting!!! Totally love your parties! XO, Aimee

  6. Thanks so much for hosting Sarah!! Hope you have a great week!!

  7. Thanks for hosting and featuring my DIY wood stairs! Now, I'm really motivated to stain them, lol.

  8. My front door is black but not on the inside ;) That grey looks great with the vaulted ceilings on the interior! Great shade. Thanks for hosting Sarah. Have a super week!!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting! Love the first Monday of the month :) Little Bit from

  10. I can't believe it is already March. We just finished redecorating the dining room. With the warm weather coming, we are ready to start an herb garden and build a backyard deck. It will be a lot of work but well worth it.

  11. Thanks for hosting! Can't wait to look through the projects tonight :) xo Kristin

  12. SO excited to go through all of these projects! So many creative readers out there! Great party!


  13. Happy Monday Love!!!
    My online closet opened today, I would love for you to check it out!
    Have a great day.

  14. Thanks so much for the feature! Can't wait to see some more fabulous ideas from today's linky party! Thanks for hosting!

  15. I love that beautiful light and airy family room up there! So pretty! Thanks for sharing all of these Sarah! : )


  16. Thank you so much for hosting, Sarah! Have a great week!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great week.

  18. Thanks for hosting! I love those DIY Napkins - so fun!
    - Lora

  19. Thank you SO much for featuring my kitchen tip! What a fabulous surprise this Monday!
    Have a great week!

  20. So humbled and honored to be included in the roundup with all the other awesome links! Thanks for the feature!

  21. That kids bathroom really makes me want to get my butt moving on ours! Love it! Thanks for the party ... can't wait to check everything out!

  22. Wow! What a wonderful surprise to find my pillow featured on your blog...for one of my favorite parties! I am so thrilled! Thanks so much, Sarah!...hugs...Debbie

  23. I LOVED Megan's door makeover too - well more like LURVED it. ;)

    Thanks for the party! I need to check out those fridge mats too!

  24. Following you on my blog, I followed the blogging tips before I started and thank you, thank you, thank you!

  25. Just a quick thanks for hosting and then back to checking out all the great party goers!

  26. Sarah! Thanks a gazillion for featuring my Map Covered Nightstand!! What an awesome surprise!! So excited to be a part of your post today:) Thanks for hosting another great party!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  27. Thanks so much for hosting. I love to see all the fun projects linked up. Have a great week!

  28. Thanks for hosting Sarah! Great party as always!! :)

  29. Hi Sarah,
    You have picked some great posts. Love that pooch! Thanks for hosting!

  30. Is the pillow a French sugar sack? :-) Great inspirations here. Thanks for posting!

  31. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know when I clicked on the link to check out Jennifer's wood stairs, the link took me to your DIY Sunburst Mirror.

    Thanks for hosting the party!

  32. I love your party here. I went thru and saw some amazing ideas and blogs..Thank you

  33. As usual, I'm late to the party. Can we call it fashionably late? No?

    I truly appreciate you hosting. What a great way to see so much inspiration in one place. Now, if I could just add a few extra hours to the day to explore all these blogs. (Very good use of my time.)

    Thanks again!


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