Monday, March 2, 2015

March ‘15 Before and After

Hey hey! I’m sorry for that old post showing up this morning! Ha! I didn’t even realize it was there till I started getting comments on it. NO it is not 90 degrees and May here, unfortunately. I was looking for an old paint color in a post from years ago, noticed a link was wrong in the post and then when I saved it, it went live again. So odd. Anyway, back to the cold and snow. (Wah.)

Today is the March before and after link up and wow, you guys did not disappoint last month!! I had to stop at eight features or I would have kept going. As always I am super impressed!

Anne’s mud room built ins had me giddy:

mudroom built ins to ceiling

Holy cats. They did such an amazing job. And I LOVE those bright, pretty drapes in the room too. It is just gorgeous. They share the whole process on her blog, go check it out!

Haeley’s simple DIY command center is pretty and was super inexpensive:

command center on door

The back of your pantry door is such a perfect spot for something like this, or for more storage! If ours wasn’t glass I’d be doing the same.

OK, you will not BELIEVE Lauren’s chairs and how she made them into what they are today:

knock off restoration hardware chair

This is a can’t miss people. She saved hundreds per chair doing this project on her own and they came out so well. I’m incredibly impressed.

Jennifer shared a super simple, no sew way to make your drapes pleated:

easy pleating drapes

It’s kind of brilliant and now I want to do the same! I always use this method I showed you years ago but hers give you true pleats. Love it!

Kammy shared her daughter’s room and you have to check it out because it’s so sweet and pretty:

blue walls yellow trim

But also because the before and after is so dramatic – she did such a beautiful job on this space!

Leah’s living room is so fresh and bright – and so cozy too:

gallery wall above couch

It reminded me of spring, which I really need right now. ;)

I’ve shared this easy way to renew your grout before, but I think it’s worth sharing over and over again. Jennifer shares the process here:

renew dirty grout

If you have tile that is in good shape with yucky grout, this will make a huge difference!

And last but not least, Laura completed her office redo and I LOVE the accents she created with the wallpaper:

navy and white wallpaper

I love using blue, especially a deeper navy blue like this. Which is funny, because about six years ago you would not have found one bit of blue in our house. None!

OK, it’s time to see what you’ve been up to lately! If you’d like to be considered for a highlight next month, please include a link to TDC or copy and paste this 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 go ahead and link it up!


  1. Thanks so much for hosting! :)

  2. Ha, I was wondering how it was warmer there than here in NC! It sure had me longing for spring, though! Thanks for hosting! Love your features, especially that mudroom!

  3. had a good laugh, after I read it was 93 in Indy I went to the weather channel because we are in the Midwest too and it was cold and snowy. I thought there is no way that can be right! I was starting to question your sanity.(kidding) Was so funny made my day. Love you blog truly the best one out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This party is always fun, thanks for hosting Sarah!

  5. This is such a great round up, Sarah! Such Inspiring projects and spaces!!:-)

  6. Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah! I love the projects you featured and look forward to checking out all the great projects linked up this month! Have a fabulous week!

  7. thanks for sharing my office sarah. i was the same way about darker shades of blue. this is the first time in this house or our previous one that I have it on the wall. I must say, i love it. Thanks again.

  8. I've done the same thing, updated an old post and had it go live. I wish it were 90 here, too! Thanks for sharing my drapes! I can't wait to check out the others. I dyed the grout in my bathroom last month and I was floored (sorry) at the difference.

  9. I love how the chairs have come out! What great ideas :)

    Leah @ The Shelf Society

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! I'm off to visit some link ups. I always find new ones to follow through this party. :)

  11. I love that mudroom and those drapes are beautiful! Also your "new" kitchen island turned out perfect, great job! Thanks so much for hosting the party Sarah!

  12. Such great features! Thanks for hosting! I hope spring comes soon!

  13. Hi Sarah! I always get so excited when I see that it's time for your party! I'm loving all your pictures of your new window seat! It's absolutely dreamy!! Have a great week!! xo,Kathy@The Daily Nest

  14. Wow Sarah! Thank you so very much! You have absolutely made my day!

  15. Sarah, participating in your link up every month is something I look forward to! I so appreciate you including my pantry command center among the great ideas you featured!

  16. Thank you for the feature! I LOVE that mud room built in. I would never have thought to do a stained seat, but I adore the look. Filing that idea away for some future project!

  17. Hi Sarah, Thanks for hosting this link up. It's always so inspiring to see how creative everyone is. Have a great day!

  18. I pinned almost every single one of these! I just moved into a new home- keep the great ideas flowing!


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