Hello all! How was your weekend? We took a little family trip to Chicago for a few days of shopping, eating, Legos (the store and Legoland!) and just enjoying each other. It was just lovely. Perfect way to end our summer, cause both my boys (the hubs and the Bub) go back to school very soon.

And I told you I don’t want to talk about it!


Anyway, it’s time for the August Before and After Party, and I always love to see what you’ve been up to! First, let’s check out a few of the projects that caught my eye last month.

Lina prettied up her pantry in a big way, and made it super organized as well:

I must find more things to put chalkboard labels on. They make everything cuter. Ever.y.thing.

The exterior of Erin’s townhouse got a paint job, and I LOVE how both her front and back doors are painted a bright yellow:

Yellow front doorBack porch after

How fun are they? I also love the simple globe light fixtures with the modern colors. You can see more about this big redo here.

Laura’s dining room underwent a HUGE transformation, all thanks to the power of paint. Check out the dark before and the beautiful after here:

That buffet is just gorgeous too, and the styling is divine.

Kim gives a great how-to on trying out Annie Sloan paint for the first time here. Her formerly beige dining room side table looks so fresh and pretty!:

Chalk Paint table

And again, aren’t the accessories lovely?

I’m so excited for Jenna and her staircase redo. Tearing carpet off of stairs is just about one of the best feelings ever:

Ah, so fresh! So clean! Love it! :) You can see more about this project here.

And finally, I was swooned over Jessica’s colorful living room:

The live edge coffee table, the dark blue gray walls, the pops of red everywhere – I just love this space!

(If you’d like to pin one of these projects, I ask that you visit their blogs and pin from there!)

Beautiful projects and spaces all around, and now it’s time to do it again! Remember, if you’d like to be considered for a highlight, please link to TDC using this button:

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Here you go – the linky will be open until Sunday the 12th!