Monday, July 6, 2015

July 2015 Before and After!

First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! It is one of my favorite holidays -- we had so much fun with friends and many times over the weekend I found myself counting my blessings. 

And secondly, holy cats, you guys hit it out of the park at last month's before and after link up. I seriously was so impressed by the projects that were linked up -- it was so hard to pick out just a few to share! So hard that I am sharing more than usual this month, but I think you'll find they are all pretty fantastic. 

I have to say, the renovation that Julie shared looked exactly like one you would see on Fixer Upper -- every bit of it is gorgeous!: 

fixer upper style makeover

This is a must see -- the family room looks amazing, but the real star is that kitchen! 

I love when readers share smaller projects too, and this one was such a great idea. Joan repurposed some old shutters to make a huge (nearly three feet tall!) DIY lantern

DIY lantern

I especially love all the little details she added to it.

Abby shared a beautiful master bedroom redo:

white and navy bedroom

I love how she worked in the navy blue throughout the space. She shares some pretty furniture redos as well. 

Pam's knocked another room out of the park, but my favorite part is this dresser: 

dark gray washed dresser

Just gorgeous! You won't believe what it looked like before! 

And April made over the small IKEA Rast dresser

IKEA rast white with brass

Jenny has some major painting skills -- you should see how she transforms kitchens! I loved her master bedroom makeover

dark gray bathroom vanity

The real star is what you don't see -- all the wallpaper that was there. After that is was a fairly simple redo with paint and lighting. But what a difference!

Katie's project was another small one that I thought was pretty brilliant. She took an old file cabinet and added all kinds of character

file cabinet makeover

This has me thinking twice about the old one we hide away in the basement. ;) 

And finally, I LOVE Holly's exterior redo
Philipsburg Blue paint color
They did a few things to update the outside of their home, but the paint color was the biggest impact for sure. So classic and pretty! 

Wow -- that's just a few of the awesome projects linked up last month -- be sure to check out the rest of them

If you'd like to be considered for next month's share, please include a link to TDC in your post or add the html to add this button: 

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

I can't wait to see what you did last month -- you all set the bar high! ;)


  1. some great features. thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for the shout out Sarah! I'm sooooo happy to have that master bathroom DONE!

  3. Thanks for the feature, Sarah! And being even remotely compared to Fixer Upper is the pretty much the best compliment ever :) My brother will be so proud!

  4. Hi Sarah - Oh my goodness, what a surprise and honor to be featured!!! Thank you so much and I hope you have a WONDERFUL week! Hugs, Holly

  5. Really great features -- Can't wait to read all about them. THANKS for hosting!

  6. I love the re-purposed file cabinet. I am going to be on the hunt for one now myself!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my bedroom makeover, Sarah!! I'm honored! Hope you're having a wonderful Monday!

    ~Abby =)

  8. What a nice surprise to see my faux specimen file cabinet featured, thank you so much! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

  9. Thanks for hosting, Sarah! Have a great week!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  10. Everything you posted is beautiful, but I agree, that rustic looking dresser is really amazing.

  11. What a fun surprise, Sarah!! Thank you so much for including my ORC room with all the great features! :)

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  13. Great feature. I was inspired by this design. Thank you for sharing this with us!

    I love to see this in BGC

  14. Thank you for the great party, and I love the features you chose! Have a great weekend.
    Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed

  15. I didn't get around to reading the Before and After until just today. I am so glad that you still host this as I love to check out new or new-to-me blogs. Thanks, Sarah.

  16. Wow, you really have put a lot of work into your homes. I enjoy the lively and vibrant vibe of your living room. It really looks like a great place for bonding and spending quality time with the family. I have also noticed the bedroom. I love the sleek prints. As for your bedroom window, you seem to have curtains instead of blinds. I guess it would be better if you have sliding panel blinds for that area. It completes the chick look of your room. It wouldn’t get in the way of your bedside table lamp as well in case the wind blows harder than usual. Blinds can really bring that instant revamp in your rooms and almost any other particular area in the house. By the way your bathroom is glorious!

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