Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The latest and greatest before and after projects!

Well hello! How was your holiday weekend? It was our first full weekend in the apartment/hotel (since we were out of town last weekend) and it's definitely been a much simpler life. I'm enjoying it for now. I do think I'll start to get an itch to create something...soon. :)

This summer ended up being MUCH busier than we expected (read more about that here) so I haven't done a before and after link up since June! It's back this month and I can't wait to see what you all have been up to. I hope to see some fall-inspired projects!

As always, I like to highlight some of the projects from the last party first -- there's so many great room reveals and DIYs in each one!

My friend Jenny is the master of painting furniture and cabinets and this has to be one of my favorites. I LOVE wood tones but she makes me want to paint everything:
gray dresser with brass hardware

The gray with the brass is perfection. And the top is stained a beautiful dark brown -- go check out this beauty! 

There were a couple lovely bathroom renovations I had to share with you! First, the star of Katie's bath is that beautiful tile
cement tile floor in bathroom

budget farmhouse bathroom makeover
I love her simple industrial touches too.

This shed that Tricia made over as a guest house is unreal! I absolutely love it! So many great details  -- check out how they did that "metal" bracket:
shed transformed into guest house

They really thought of everything. Love every bit. Wonder if we can build a shed in our new backyard? :) 

Jaime is the queen of woodworking but this lovely outdoor spot shows she also pulls a space together beautifully: 
outdoor paver patio

I adore the purple floral accents -- red and purple have always been a favorite combo of mine when it comes to plants.

I thought Kate's DIY drawers for onions and potatoes were brilliant:
DIY storage for potatoes and onions

I always struggle with good storage for both of these and love this idea!

OK, now it's time to see what you've been up to lately! If you'd like to be considered for the next round up, you can add a link to this post in yours, or you are welcome to copy and paste this code into your post: 

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Have fun! 


  1. I love all of your features. Before and after's are so inspiring!

  2. Ugh, I love looking at before and afters so much. They motivate me (and sometimes make me very jealous!).

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  3. Thank you so much for the feature on my bathroom! Glad to hear that hotel life is treating you good so far :)

  4. Great features. I posted the one pan chicken recipe ;-)

  5. Thankyou so much for featuring my potato and onion storage drawers. They're working brilliantly - no odd smell in the cupboards, nothing's gone off - I'm so glad I make these drawers. xx

  6. Amazing before and afters features. I love that guest house! Sharing my bedroom makeover and dining room turned office makeover. Thanks!

  7. Sarah thank you for including my backyard patio space. It's been a complete game changer and we are loving relaxing out there, if only it could last all year long!

  8. Every one of these is amazing! Thanks for sharing!


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