Hey hey! Happy Monday morning! Whoo! :)

It’s the first Monday of the month so it’s time for another before and after shindig. As always I like to highlight some of those awesome projects you linked up last month first, then you can get to linking your own.

You know how much I love black interior doors, and I’m on a mission to get all of ours painted this year (yes, I said this year – it will take me that long). I loved Megan’s dark gray door:

gray interior door

The gorgeous stairway and beautiful settee don’t hurt at all either! ;)

I LOVED this refrigerator organizing tip from Jo-Anna:

refridgerator organization

I’ve seen those cute washable mats for the fridge shelves and thought they were cute but couldn’t bring myself to spend on them. Her idea is brilliant (and cheap!) – check it out!

This kid’s bathroom redo that Julie did is just TOO cute!:


Ack! Adorable!! I’ve been planning a redo for the Bub’s bathroom for about a year (are you surprised it’s been that long??) and of course my small plans have turned HUGE. I haven’t mentioned them to the hubby quite yet. ;)

Amy shares a super easy, fast, no sew roman shade idea here:

new sew roman shade

Sew easy! (I can never resist it, I apologize.)

You know how I love wood stairs, so I’m practically giddy for Jennifer and hers:

wood stairs

She shares how her husband has transformed their stairs here. (And a great tip for figuring out angled cuts!)

Jane shared how she made DIY napkins with paint – and she added a little whimsy that I loved:

painted napkins

The possibilities are endless!

I was smitten with Ange’s family room updates – so pretty and light!:

family room makeover

LOVE her drapes too. And the BIG SWEETIE dog. :)

I’m kind of obsessed with maps lately – I have a big project I’ve been planning for a while for the basement. Barbara’s little map-topped nightstand is so cool:

map table

What a fun idea!

And finally, but certainly not least, Debbie thought outside of the box and made a pillow from a kitchen item:

towel pillow

Any guesses? ;) So pretty!

As always, if you’d like to pin these projects, please do so from their respective sites. And if you’d like to be considered for next month’s highlight, please link to TDC in your post. This button makes it easy (just copy and paste the code):

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And now it’s time to see what you’ve been up to lately! (Please only link up your own personal projects.) The linky is open for a week, have fun!!