Hey hey! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!

I’m back today with the July before and after party but first I have to share the progress on the the family room expansion. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve seen this photo:

knocking down a wall

I’m already SO SO SO happy we did this. As soon as it was down I told my husband it felt like the room should have always been like this, which I figure is a good sign. I can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner!

I’ll update you more on the progress and the plans this week since there’s more happening as I type. :)

Now, on to some of your beautiful spaces and projects from last month that are nice and clean and finished. ;)

Bear with me because there were a ton of GREAT kitchens this time – I had to share a few of them. I am obsessed with all the pretty details of Kathy’s kitchen:

open shelves in kitchen

I absolutely LOVE it. I love how the open shelving isn’t overwhelming – sometimes I feel like it can get to be too much. And her combo of the horizontal beadboard and subway tile looks so good.

Emily’s wainscoting looks so good -- I really wanted to share it with you all because so many of you ask me about this treatment on textured walls:

wainscoting on textured walls

She gives a great, detailed tutorial that you’ll want to check out if you’ve wanted to try this. It turned out beautifully!:

wainscoting on textured walls

Another kitchen redo -- Tasha made her kitchen look completely different with a few inexpensive changes that made a big impact:

stenciled floor in kitchen

The painted cabinets are a big change but she also painted the backsplash and stenciled the floors – I LOVE them. It all makes a huge impact for not a lot of money!

Jennifer shared a few of her recent garage sale finds and how she transformed them with small changes. I love how she’s using this tray now:

jewelry tray

If only I could get my butt out of bed early enough to garage sale. ;)

OK, I told you there would be a few kitchen transformations and when you see this one and the before you'll know why I had to add it in:

white kitchen aqua accents

Kaylor’s kitchen is stunning! OH my goodness. The furniture, the colors – all of it is lovely. Go check it out!

Here’s another small project – Christina fell in love with a Target bench and recreated it on her own:

target stool knock off

She even sewed it and made a real cover – this wrap and staple girl is impressed. ;)

And finally, I had to include just one more kitchen. Gretchen’s DIY outdoor kitchen for the kids is adorable and so inexpensive:

DIY play kitchen

Her son LOVES it – so sweet. My boy would have loved this outside when he was little.

Alrighty, that’s just a small taste of the awesome projects that were linked up last month. Let’s see what you’ve been up to since then! Please – no house tours that are not your own or that you haven’t worked on. If you’d like to be considered for next month’s round up, include a link to TDC or this button/code in your post: 


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