Monday, May 7, 2012

May before and after party!

It’s that time again! It’s almost summer, can you even BELIEVE it?? I can’t. Today we kick off May (I know it’s already been around for a week, whatever) with this month’s before and after party!

First, some of the awesome projects linked up last month!

Rasha updated her IKEA sofa with a little somethin’ and it looks fantastic!:

nailhead trim on sofa

I’ve had the supplies to the do the same and this has inspired me! Check out her post here.

Christina came up with a way to hang her plates and it is brilliant!:

plate hangar from paperclip

Go here to see more. (Totally a DUH moment over here – wish I would have thought of that.)

I loved Alicia’s art project and what she used to make it!:

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I planned on using those exact napkins from Cost Market for a project and then they sold out! I LOVE them.

I love how Kelly transformed dollar store plates into something pretty and special:

P1060600 diy song lyric plate

Go to this post to see how she did it!

Lori’s huge Pottery Barn knock off mirror is spectacular!:

diy eagan mirror

And so is the price -- check out her great step-by-step instructions on how she did it here!

Lynda is a girl after my own heart. She loves NYC as much as I do and I remember drooling over her awesome spaces years ago (before blogging) over at the Rate My Space page. That’s where all of us bloggers hung out pre-blogs. ;)

She recently moved and wanted to dress up their rental bathroom. Check out how she created a beautiful space here:

RENTAL BATHROOM BEFORE RENTAL REDO SM BATHROOM nyclq (1) 

Isn’t that amazing? It’s gorgeous!

And I’ll wrap it up with Megan’s living room because it’s such a fun, pretty, bright space!:

I LOVE the pops of orange she has in there – check out this post to see more.

OK! It’s time to see what you’ve been up to! Like always, please don’t link up a post you’ve linked before and I’d LOVE a link back, especially if you’d like to be highlighted like these lovely ladies.

You can use this button to do so:

<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>


Alright! Link it up! Can’t wait to see what you’ve created this month!


40 comments:

  1. SQUEAL!Thank you for including me. Means a lot!

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  2. Sarah, thanks so much for always hosting. I love the Before and After party every month! Even The Hubs knows what it is!! Love your features this month. There really is so much creativity around us! (P.S. I'm a big fan of Lynda, too. Love what she can do to a rental.)

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  3. Wow - so fun to see my DIY Music Lyric Plate featured here - in such fabulous company!

    I love that Pottery Barn knockoff mirror and I am definitely going to be making those invisible plate hangers (I have been buying the expensive version)!
    Kelly

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  4. The best par-tay in town!! Thanks so much for hosting, and love the projects you featured!

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  5. I'm so happy to have finally been able to link up to your BEFORE & AFTER Party! So exciting! I have a before and after den. I think it's my first time here, so thank you for having me. Nice features too. Happy week.
    FABBY

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  6. Hi, thanks so much for hosting the party :) I have a bathroom re-do on my mind and I love this one you featured. The floating (I think that's what they are called) dark shelves are gorgeous!

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  7. Thanks for hosting such a great party every month, I always look forward to it! Those are some beautiful features, tons of inspiration!

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  8. I love how you chose each feature from all different styles and areas of home decor. Lots of eye candy to look at tonight! Thank you for hosting Sarah!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  9. Thank you for hosting! I really appreciate your work you put into us being able to connect with each other! Whew, I linked up 5 links... hope that's ok, I've been busy redoing our little brick cottage and these were the posts with the complete before and after.

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  10. Very pretty features. Wonderful choices! Thank you for hosting the party. Hope May is a great month for you and your family =)

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  11. Thanks for the party! Can't believe it is May! Those are all awesome projects... Can't wait to browse. :)

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  12. Many great ideas here! Thank you for hosting! Much to go and look at!
    Sherry

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  13. I love that plate- so cute! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  14. so needed that tip for hanging plates! sweet party ♥ thanks for hosting...

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  15. Thanks for hosting, Sarah!! I love your parties. A third of my traffic comes from your blog. =) Have a great rest of the week.

    ~ Catie

    BTW, I can't believe it's May either. Crazy!!

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  16. Thank you for hosting! This is my first time linking up with you :) New to blogging so i linked up my first few projects :)
    Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

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  17. Thanks for hosting! Love the features, especially that mirror!

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  18. Hi Sarah, thanks for hosting! I always look forward to your posts and parties! Have a good one!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  19. Thank you so much for hosting the party! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  20. Sarah, thank you so much for hosting this party every month and for featuring my PB knock off mirror!! I'm so honored and still can't believe it! :-)

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  21. Thank you for featuring my cloth napkin wall art! I'm so honored, as you were my first blog discovery several years ago. I just love the other features too... especially the PB knock off mirror! Swoon! Hope you have a great week, Sarah! :)

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  22. Those napkins are made of the EXACT same material as the parson chair covers I want from World Market!

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  23. Fabulous features (just adore Kelly's music lyric plate and not just because she used fellow Jersey resident Bruce Springstein's lyrics)!

    Looks like some amazing before & afters have linked up. I'm off to mingle ...

    :)

    Linda

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  24. Thanks for hosting!!! I made sure to add a link back this month! :)

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  25. Linking up a little late but I'm still here!! Thanks for hosting again!!

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  26. Yay! I'm a little late to the party but have SO enjoyed looking through everyone's creative Before and After's. I moved this weekend and unpacked my tools first - time for some DIY!

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  27. I'm so happy I had something to link up, thanks for the party! :)

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  28. I love all the feature projects, thanks for hosting link party!

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  29. This is my first time linking up to your amazing party. Thank you so much for hosting!!

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  30. That is so funny what you said about how all of us bloggers hung out at Rate My Space pre-blogs. Rate My Space is how I first discovered the wonderful world of blogs (I was stalking all the bathroom spaces for my master bath remodel ideas).
    As always, thanks again for hosting! :)

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  31. So much talent! You all inspire me!

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  32. Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first time linking up here.

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  33. I can depend on Target for current and inexpensive home decor.

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  34. Wow! This is really the biggest party in town!!! I love to be part of it! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  35. This is really nice. Excellent designs.

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