Monday, August 1, 2016

Beautiful before and after projects (and link up your own!)

Can you believe it? It's the first Monday of the month and I actually remembered the before and after link up! I'm kind of proud of myself. ;)

I found some fantastic projects to share with you today and then you can link up your own for August. Can we take a minute and cry over how fast this summer has gone?? It was such a fun couple of months for us. (Remember when summer was actually three months?) I do always enjoy when life has some structure again, but I will miss our summer days. We are soaking up the last bits of it over the next couple of weeks.

So here we go -- some of my favorite projects you all shared last month. This super cool bar in Breann's home is awesome:
DIY industrial bar

They built it themselves and I love the wood with the industrial chairs. What a fun spot!

Sonya's shed is SO COOL! It was truly transformed with paint -- she painted (literally) everything and what a difference it made:
Shed makeover

What a great space to get away or for the kids to hang out. I love that it feels like a little cabin in her backyard!

Monica's patio updates had me swooning:
Patio with outdoor curtains

Gorgeous, right?? I've been going back and forth on outdoor curtains for our pergola and this has me convinced we should do it. Classic and beautiful.

I also LOVED Carli's deck reveal:
Colorful deck redo

It all feels so lush and I love all of the pretty colors she used. 

Mari-Jane made some simple changes to her laundry room and it turned out beautifully!:
simple ideas for functional laundry room

I love that it's super functional too. That wood counter is so beautiful, and I love all the folding space!

Denise made over her closet and I love how everything has a place:
organization in master closet
I've been wanting to tweak some items in ours to make it work even better and I love her organization!

And last but certainly not least, Gillian made over their small bathroom and simple updates made such a difference:
simple updates for small bathroom
You really have to see the before to truly appreciate their work -- it's a beautiful little bathroom now!

If you would like to be considered for next month's recap, please either link to Thrifty Decor Chick in your post or copy and paste this button into it:

<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! I love seeing these before and after posts!


  1. Love all the patio projects - thanks for hosting. I actually had something to share this month! =)

  2. I <3 these links!!! And your post too! Thanks.

  3. Thanks Sarah for featuring our closet makeover! We are loving our custom organized space so much!!

  4. So honored to be featured among such great talent! Thank you so much Sarah for sharing my deck!

  5. Thanks Sarah for featuring our Shed Makeover over! All of that painting was a true labor of love. Have a great day, Sonya

  6. Thank you so much for featuring our new bar Sarah! I was just scrolling through your blog catching up on posts and lo and behold I see my own house! Yours was the first blog I ever followed so this is very exciting for me! Also great to be featured in such great company!

  7. Sarah, thanks so much for sharing my patio update - you absolutely made my day! I love your blog and really like the fact that not only do you share your own projects but those of others as well. I get so much inspiration from these awesome monthly link-ups! Thanks again!


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