Monday, April 7, 2014

April Before and After

Hello everybody! How was your weekend? Lots of basketball here – have I mentioned my son is obsessed? He will literally play all day long and I love it. We’re just glad he can finally play without a coat, hat and gloves for the first time in weeks. :)

It’s the first Monday of the month (April! Finally!) and that means another before and after link up! As always there were tons of awesome projects linked up last month. You all crush it every time.

I’m kicking off the party by sharing some of the projects from last month, including this beautiful entryway at Three Dog Farmhouse:

entry design

Love every bit of it! The wall treatment is awesome and I love her solution for the hats and gloves too – check it out!

Jennifer’s wood planked wall looks SO good, and they used old fencing to do it!:

wood plank wall

I love this look and really love it combined with the fun colors here. Perfect for a boy’s room.

Julie’s master bedroom redo is so lovely:

bedroom design light walls

I especially love the lines on the drapes – such a pretty, bright space!

Kathy turned an empty nest into a space for her and it is SO fun:

ikea daybed

Kathryn’s little kitchen table redo turned out so cute and fresh:

painting kitchen table

It reminds me of spring and that makes me happy. :)

If you have a niche or nook in your wall that you want to cover, Erin’s solution is a great one:

covering nook in wall Sometimes it’s easier to cover them up than decide what the heck to put in them. :)

Debbie did it again – her Pottery Barn-esque table setting is just gorgeous and she did it for way less than the original:

pottery barn table setting for less

LOVE it! So pretty!

And finally, but certainly not least – Katja’s colorful outdoor space reminds me of summer:

colorful patio design

She made all those pillows! Her entire patio is fantastic, be sure to check out the whole thing.

See? Crazy talent!

If you’d like to be considered for next month’s review, you can add a link to your post or include my button (copy and paste the code into 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 see what you’ve been up to lately! I’m excited to see some more outdoor projects creeping in. :)

P.S. I have the pin it button on my photos but I ask that you visit the respective sites to pin the images.


  1. Can't find the link up button! LOVE your party, it's on my calendar. :)

  2. Love your party, can't find the link up button :(

  3. I think this is one of the best project roundups. Love them all!

  4. I love reading your blog, but hardly ever comment and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever joined in the the before and after party. I'm a food blogger, but had to show off the pantry my dad built for me!

  5. Sarah, Thanks so much for hosting the party once again! Beautiful features, love the master bedroom, it gives me good ideas for my own. Have a wonderful week!

  6. dear sarah, i have been admiring your amazing creations for a while, and finally i got my blog up so i can join the party! thank you SO much for having a place for us to share, and for all your inspirations!

  7. Thanks so much for another FABULOUS party, Sarah! The features this month are AMAZING!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {}

  8. Wow! Thanks for featuring my Pottery Barn place setting, Sarah! And thanks for hosting! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  9. I love the outdoor space the most!! Love it!! Here's what we did.

  10. Thanks for hosting Sarah! Have a great week :)

  11. Thanks for the party, Sarah! Have a super week!

  12. Love looking at Before and Afters. Great features. Thanks for hosting.

  13. Thank you so much for the feature on your blog today. I linked back to you in my featured section. I really appreciate it. I love all your other picks as well. That place setting is really sweet and I love how that nook was disguised and I have had my eye on that blue staircase makeover every since it was linked up.

  14. Thanks, Sarah, for featuring my Master Bedroom makeover> I've linked up again this month!

  15. Thank you so much Sarah for featuring my empty nest reveal!! You have been such an inspiration to me and my blog that you don't even know! :) Now I can display my Thrifty Decor Chick button proudly!! xoxo, Kathy @The Daily Nest

  16. As always, thank you for hosting a wonderful party each month! Have a great week! :D

  17. Haven't linked anything up yet, but I already checked out several of those awesome features. How much do I love that plank wall?! And that patio is perfection. Gotta go see what's goin' on in the linkups......

  18. Thanks so much for hosting! Can't wait to see some great before and afters!

  19. Love all the features and thanks so much for including me!!!!

  20. Thanks Sarah for hosting the party - I always look forward to this one each month. Awesome features too!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  21. Wow! They all look stunning. My favorite is Julie's master bedroom redo. I love the color combination. They're truly inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Thanks for hosting. can't wait to see what everyone has been up to

  23. Hi Sarah. I appreciate you hosting every month. Great features from last month.

  24. I cannot tell you how much I liked all of the ideas for decoration, the furniture, the colours, the details, everything! Keep being so creative and devoted to what you do. All the best,

  25. The place look so bright-fully cheerful and relaxed. Love spaces like this.

    Maggie A

  26. Hi Sarah! I just BARELY got here in time to participate in your party! I wouldn't be surprised if I'm the very last link. . . but I'm glad to be here to share in the Before and After fun! I had an unused guest room closet (well, used only when we have guests), and I turned half of it into a craft room! It's not fancy, but it's a nice little space, and I can leave my sewing machine set up! :)

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful day!


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