September before and after!

September 02, 2013

Happy Labor Day to ya! What do you have planned today? Hubby surprised us with a baseball game and I’m stoked! Just hope the weather holds up.

It’s the first Monday of the month so it’s time for the before and after link up once again…I am amazed that we are done with summer, aren’t you? I think it was one of our best summers yet – it was wonderful and I’m a little sad to see it go.

Anyway, before you link up I’m sharing just a few of the awesome projects from last month – I went a little crazy with them because I just couldn’t stop. ;)

Megan’s before and after is spectacular – what a difference paint and tile makes!:

hexagon wall tile kitchen

I LOVE that wall of tile. Love. And I love the two tone cabinets too.

Jaime has the greatest craft/homework area, especially with the addition of these Ballard Designs lookalike wall shelves:

DIY wall hutch ballard designs

Going UP is the key to getting the most storage out of a space – this is fantastic!

I loved Laura’s living room redo with the board and batten treatment:

board and batten living room

And I’m crushing on that media cabinet!

Heather did what I was thinking and it’s SO stinking cute: 

kitchen towels turned art

She took some fun Target towels and framed them – brilliant right? SO fun.

Sonya created a cool NYC-inspired bedroom for her daughter:

NYC-inspired bedroom

You KNOW I’m all over that. ;) She even used fabric from Mood in the room – perfect! :) (And who wouldn’t have loved a sofa in your bedroom at that age? Perfect for a bunch of teenagers.)

There were so many great furniture projects linked up it was hard for me to stop! Pam gives a great tutorial on this Pottery Barn-inspired table:

Pottery Barn DIY picnic table

Someday I’m going to make something similar for our deck – the metal tables don’t hold up well for us.

I LOVED Lauren’s redo on this IKEA wardrobe

ikea wardrobe hack

Just beautiful!

I love when people aren’t afraid to use color – Krista made this old desk totally hip with some kelly green:

kelly green furniture

The chair got a redo too – love those gold legs. ;)

Jackie shared how she covered her ottoman, but it’s not regular fabric: 

recovering ottoman

She used a rug! (I bought a rug a few months ago do something similar with – glad to see it worked!)

And finally, but certainly not least (I had to wrap this up at some point!), Jess shared how she spray painted her bathroom countertops:

spray painting countertops

Yes, spray paint! I can’t even believe how good that looks!

Awesome right? I’m always so inspired by your projects! If you’d like to be considered for a highlight next month please add this button or a link to TDC in your post:

<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 it’s time to link up this month! Any fall-inspired projects out there? I’m ready! Have fun all!

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  1. Thanks for hosting! Hope you're having a blast at the game!

  2. Thanks for the party, Sarah! Enjoy your day!

  3. many fantastic projects!! I can see why you had a hard time limiting them.

  4. Fabulous features!! I love that picnic table! So cute!

    Just linked up! Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day!

  6. Sarah so nice of you to feature my kids workspace. Now I just need to get them back to school - only 7 more days to go!!!!!!

  7. I see why you had a hard time choosing, such great projects! Have fun at your game today!

  8. What fabulous features! Love that kitchen, too. :) Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

  9. Great features! Thank you for the cool party! Have a lovely September.

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen- it shocked me when I clicked on your post! I love that you do this link party because it gives me so much inspiration for projects just like my kitchen. Thanks again!

  11. Thanks so much for featuring my living room. I'm so flattered! I hope you have a great time at the game ... and hopefully the weather cooperates!

  12. Thx for hosting such an amazing party each month. I always look forward to it!

  13. So excited to share my kitchen Renovation saga here Sarah! I can't believe it's even the same space! Thank you for hosting!

  14. Great features this month Sarah! Thanks for hosting. I went to my first Cubs game this exciting. Hope you have a wonderful week.


  15. Honored to have you feature our IKEA Wardrobe Hack! Thanks so much, Sarah. Your monthly Before and After linky has officially become one of my new faves!

    The Thinking Closet

  16. Sarah, lovely features! Thank you for a wonderful party each month. Have a beautiful and creative week. :)

  17. Thank you for hosting, have a great week! ♥

  18. Love this party Sarah! Thanks for throwing it every month :) xo Kristin

  19. Laura's living room redo is just gorgeous! I always enjoy your inspiring projects, Sarah!

  20. Great Features, thanks for the link party!

  21. Thanks for featuring my picnic table and for hosting!

  22. New to the party, thank you for hosting ~ Amy

  23. People constantly amaze me with their talent!


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