Hello everybody! How are you on this fine fall day?

It’s going to be a good week my friends – it’s my birthday week and today is the monthly before and after link up here on the blog. Both equally awesome. :)

As always I picked a few of the beautiful projects shared last month to show you here and then you can take a look at all the new links at the end of this post.

September was the month for pretty rooms for girls, that’s for sure! Anita’s redo is absolutely stunning:

sophisticated girls' room

I think the eggplant color is so sophisticated but still pretty – perfect for tween girls. And the origami art on the wall is just the coolest.

Amy also designed a sweet, fun room for her five-year-old:


The paper poofs and the vinyl dots are such inexpensive ways to make a big impact in a room – SO cute. (I shared how to make those poofs yourself here.)

And this gorgeous nursery belongs to Cristina’s niece – her mama is talented, yes?:

Baby girl nursery stenciled wall

There are so many lovely little touches in this room, you have to go check it out. Love it!

Looking at this hutch now you would NEVER guess what it looked like before:

annie sloan linen

Hayley really did this piece justice – sometimes painting is definitely the right move for older furniture.

Jennifer tried something I’ve never attempted – using dye to change the color of a lampshade:

dying a lampshade

It came out so well, now my wheels are turning!

With all those girl rooms I couldn’t leave out the boys! I loved the inexpensive and easy touches Tamara added to her boys’ room:

boys shared bedroom decor

Those headboards only cost $20 each to make – awesome! (You can see my tutorial for a tufted headboard here.)

Nicki’s paper bag floors are so cool looking!:

paper bag floors

She shares how they have held up in that post – worth checking out if you are interested in trying this flooring treatment.

I have to say, I think this next makeover may be my favorite for the month! Julie helped out her music teacher friend by making over her room and it is AWESOME:

music room decorAs a wife of a musician/composer/band director this room makes me SMILE big. Absolutely love it. Think my husband would want big piano keys on his office walls? ;) 

Well there you go! Now it’s time to see what you’ve all been up to over the past few weeks! If you’d like to be considered for a highlight next month, please link to TDC in your post or include this button:

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You can link up here for the next week, share away!: