Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The best before and afters (and link up your own!)

Hello my friends! Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend! We took off for the west coast for a few days last week and spent some time in Napa Valley for my first time. It was absolutely wonderful! I may blog about the trip because the pictures themselves are worth it.

I've been so busy since we got back -- the time away rejuvenated me! I have a fun surprise room makeover to share with you next week. I feel like I've been painting something or another for weeks now and I'm really looking forward to taking a few weeks off of doing that. :) I can't wait to show you though. AND this week I'm sharing the loft makeover reveal too…which I absolutely adore.

But first, let's kick off another before and after link up for September! Fall is here!! (I know, not technically, but the start of September is good enough for me.)

Here are some of the projects that caught my eye from last month's link up!

Stacy's DIY bookcases are AWESOME!:
DIY bookcases around window

Oh I love them! They remind me of the bookcases we built in my son's room (but these are even better). Now I'm thinking I need to add the cubby above the window as well. I love that look.

Karrah made over her plain flat door and it looks fantastic:
updating flat door

Some simple trim and paint makes all the difference, right? A project like this will make an older home feel so updated! 

Cassie's DIY chicken coop was too cute not to share:
DIY chicken coop
Just look at their bright blue house! Love it! I wish we could have chickens. 

Rhoda's bathroom makeover is SO well done:
classic black and white bathroom redo

The colors are great and I want that tower! So pretty and functional for a bathroom!

Jenna's powder room redo was another favorite -- both of these bathrooms turned out beautifully!:
farmhouse style powder room with shiplap
That tile has me swooning. And the light gray vanity is perfection.

The view from Kim's new screened porch is unbelievable:
DIY screened in porch
I mean, come ON! Check out her post for more photos and the materials they used.

Kristine repurposed an old sewing machine table to make this beautiful nightstand:
repurposing old sewing table

I LOVE that she repurposed it -- it looks so good! And that is a beautiful bedroom too.

And last but not least, Stephanie made over a play room to a more grown up space for her family. I loved every bit of it:
industrial wood wall with table

That wall! Oh my. The room is clean and streamlined but a super functional space that looks like a cozy spot to hang out. 

If you'd like to be considered for next month's recap of the party, please include a link to TDC in your post, or copy and paste this code into it: 

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/" title="TDC Before and After" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/beforeAndAfterButton_thumb1.gif" alt="TDC Before and After" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Now it's time to link up again! I'd LOVE to see some fall projects! :) Can't wait to see what you have to share this month! 



  1. Hi Sarah,thanks for another liky, love that featured chicken coop...omg!!!!!

    1. thank you so much, christine! we love it, too, and so far the girls seem to love it also! :) fresh eggs are the best!!

  2. WOW! thank you so much for sharing my chicken coop! I didn't see where the link was? I hate typing that because I don't want you to think I am ungrateful- I am sooooo ecstatic and thankful!!! I appreciate it, Sarah!

  3. Sorry about that Cassie, I added it in! It must not have pasted in. :)

    1. gosh no worries! my blog was a mess last week for a few days as it was in transition, so i figured when you hopped over maybe you couldn't even get one. i appreciate it and thank you!

  4. I love reading your blog, it's so admirable to see how handy you are on every one of your projects! here's a link to the powder room I did recently: http://www.velvettoolbox.com/blog/2016/6/5/powder-room-reveal

  5. I always look forward to your monthly features and find new blogs from them each time. So to see our porch included among such wonderful features is such a thrill. Thanks for the encouragement and for always sharing so many great projects. Happy Tuesday!

  6. PS - that porch is totally open for business if you are ever in our neck of the woods! ;)

  7. I adore that chicken coop! Thanks for the party- you're the best. :)

  8. The room is spectacular! I enjoyed all of the pics; great job!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my bookshelves! I was totally intimidated, but I read your dining room posts about 1,000 times and decided that I could do it. So I did it! And yes, the shelf over the window is awesome! We have 10' ceilings in there, and that short window just looked weird. There was over 4' of space over that window! I love that the focal point is now the window wall, and out on to the creek, instead of the tiny, gross, honey oak built ins on the wrong wall before.
    I appreciate you sharing and thank you for the confidence to do it myself!


  10. Oh my, I had such a fun time reading this and the links! Please keep sharing posts like this, I love them! <3 <3

  11. The mirror in the bathroom is stunning!!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com


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