Monday, January 12, 2015

January before and after link up!

Hello there from icy Indiana! I was thinking school days would get back to normal this week, but not quite yet. :) How is your weather?

I totally and completely spaced it on the before and after party last Monday. Duh. Didn’t even realize it till days later so we’re just going ahead with it today, OK? There were SO many great projects linked up last month, yet again I had a hard time picking just a few to share with you today.

I absolutely LOVE Heather’s laundry room makeover:

simple laundry room makeover

The changes were simple and inexpensive and they make a huge difference! Those chunky wood shelves are my favorite. I’ve been planning to build shelves between our cabinets in the laundry room as well and now I’m leaning toward stained instead of painted.

This bedroom makeover by Pam is absolutely stunning:

light bedroom with coralJust gorgeous, right? And the bed is in front of the windows – don’t be afraid to try that out if you have an awkward space!

It’s January and we’ve got organizing on the mind so I had to share Ronda’s DIY closet storage:

DIY shoe storage for closetIt’s so simple – I need to add some additional shoe storage in our closet as well and this is great inspiration. I like how you can make it custom to your shoes too.

I loved Denise’s solution to the box of fluorescent lights that used to hang in her kitchen:

filling in fluorescent lighting holeIt looks so good! So much easier than tearing down the remaining ceiling or filling in that spot. Love it!

Haeley shared their new man cave space and I love that dark gray:

man cave dark grayIt’s a tiny room but they made the space work really well. And what more does one need in a man cave but a comfy chair and a TV? That’s all I’d need! And wine. (But they have that too.)

I loved Jennifer’s post because I love seeing how products like this work. She painted her appliances with a special paint to make them look stainless:

stainless steel paint

I have to say I’m really impressed!! We thought mixing black and stainless would be “cool” when we built years ago – now I just find it “annoying.” This stuff looks pretty amazing and I may have to try it out on our trash compactor.

OK, Julie’s bathroom is gorgeous as it is, but her DIY roman shade took it to a whole new level:

DIY greek key roman shade

I LOVE this because a roman shade like this would cost so much money to have someone else do it! It looks fantastic!

Wow, told you – great projects!! Can’t see to see your recent projects to kick off 2015!

If you’d like to be considered for next month’s roundup, please add a link to TDC in your post or add this 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>

Now let’s see what you’ve been up to recently:


  1. We are still out of school up here in Northern Indiana too! I really thought today would be the day to get back in the routine....oh well! xo

  2. Thanks for hosting--have a great week!

  3. Wow!! Thanks so much Sarah for featuring our planked ceiling and new lighting solution!! We are loving it!! Your blog has inspired me so much over the years! What an honor to be in the midst of some other really talented ladies as well! Love Pam's bedroom makeover :)

  4. After being a dedicated reader for more than 5 years, it's so much fun to finally participate! (I'm always late to the party;) Thanks for hosting - I cannot.wait. to see how your kitchen turns out!

  5. Wow, so thrilled to have my husband's man cave featured among such great projects (he's so excited too!). I love Pam's bedroom makeover - so pretty!

  6. Seems to be a very American thing to do, putting the bed in front of the window, don t think I ve seen it in many other countries

  7. Great choices! (My husband went to college in Indiana--lots of flat and cold. But I DO love me some Chicago. In the summer.)

  8. Thanks for featuring my laundry room!

  9. You are not alone - we are in the midst of non-stop cold weather here in New Hampshire. Great features! I really love the bedroom makeover and the man cave. Thanks for hosting.
    Stay Warm,
    Pieced Pastimes

  10. Thank you for the party, it's always great! Liz from

  11. Thank you for letting me link up! Blessings...


  12. Thank you for hosting the link party! Have a wonderful week - Christine

  13. Yay! Thanks for the feature. I always feel famous when I see something of mine here. And by the way, we're two months in and the stainless steel paint still looks perfect!

  14. Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first share! Woo hoo!! :-)

  15. Great features! Always love seeing amazing projects.

  16. Can't wait to read through all of these! Thanks as always for hosting, Sarah! =)

  17. Thanks so much for featuring my faux Roman shade! So glad you like it!! Love these other features too!

  18. Thanks so much Sarah!! Were you trying to make me feel better about your team beating our Denver Broncos at home yesterday?!?! If so, it worked!! :)

  19. Thanks for hosting! Great features, I LOVE the laundry room!

  20. Thanks so much for hosting Sarah and for sharing such awesome features! -Kristi


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