Monday, October 5, 2015

October Before and Afters!

Hello all! Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my story Friday! I'm still in awe of what happened. I have been in touch with the editor of the book -- crazy! All weekend I've sat and thought about it and can't believe I just happened upon that letter.

Anyway, today is the first Monday of October (WHERE did September go so fast??) so it's time for another Before and After link up. Before we do that, I have a few fantastic projects to share from last month. If you missed it there are a ton of awesome projects and spaces waiting for you!

I stopped in my tracks when I saw Tricia's entry:
Pottery Barn style entry
I thought these were her inspiration pics from Pottery Barn! Beautiful right? So well done!

I've been watching Sage's guest room progress and absolutely LOVE this space:
bright white bedroom map wall
You have to go see two things -- the before pictures and the beautiful map wall in this space. LOVE!

April wanted a wood and concrete table from Restoration Hardware but didn't want to pay for it. So she made her own. Wow!:
Restoration Hardware table knock off
Did I mention she did it for $200?? No? Well she did. Go check out the detailed tutorial here.

I loved every bit of this bathroom redo that Stacy did:
jack and jill bathroom redo
I love that tile and the navy vanity -- but you have to see the color she painted the vanity on her daughter's side. Love special touches like that! I bet the kids love it.

Kelli and I are working on our kitchens at the same time, and when she posted a photo of her progress on my Facebook page, I fell in love with her countertops:
river white granite
So much so I looked for them when I was shopping and ended up getting the same! They are soooo beautiful! Kelli's kitchen is going to be a showstopper -- go check out the progress and see the before and afters. 

I may have shared Sarah's dining room in-progress, I can't remember. Either way I'm sharing it now because it is such a bright, beautiful space
bright natural dining room
It was pretty before too, just darker. Paint and fabric will completely transform a space! I love that it's not overdone and styled to the hilt -- just simple and pretty.

And finally, but certainly not least, I loved Leslie's built-in spice rack idea:
DIY spice rack on cabinet
She's a girl after my own heart -- she couldn't just add the racks, she went all out with new trim and added details. Love her whole kitchen!

Awesome projects as always! Thanks for linking up and sharing your projects! Now it's time to see what you've been up to recently. If you'd like to be considered for next month's round up, be sure to link to TDC in your post or include 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! Have fun!


  1. Great features!! I also loved Tricia's foyer and talked about it this post!! It is just perfect!!

  2. So many wonderful projects! Love the kitchens, can't get enough of them. :) Thanks for hosting us, Sarah!

  3. Such great features! I always love finding new blogs to follow through your posts. Thank you so much for sharing my dining room :)

  4. Such amazing inspiration! Good luck with your kitchen remodel. I'm like Cristina, I can't get enough of kitchen makeovers! Thanks for hosting us each month!

    :) Linda

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my guest room, and for your kind words about it!!!

  6. Just read your Santa post...that is so wild! Thanks for hosting again and have a great week!

  7. So much creativity going on! Love the features!

  8. Sarah I'm blown away.. in shock.. THANK YOU! You are so sneaky hahaaa!

  9. Loving all the inspiration out there!!

  10. Sarah, thank you so much for the party! Great features this month. Have a wonderful week and take care, Tara

  11. Awesome features Sarah! Thanks for hosting every month.

  12. Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  13. Really great features this month, Sarah! So much inspiration our there. THANKS for hosting!

  14. Wow! Thank you for featuring my entry. What an honor!

  15. Thank you Sarah for the feature!! So glad you "get" that I couldn't just hang them up there and call it a day!

  16. Thank you so much for the feature! I'm so excited :). Thanks for hosting this awesome party.

  17. Thanks Sarah for this post. I loved and pinned Tricia's entry and plan to recreate that beautiful table!
    So glad you shared your childhood letter with all of us; what a blessing!! :)

  18. So many beautiful features, Sarah! I can't wait for Kelli's kitchen reveal. We met at Haven and she's so sweet.


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