Hello there from icy Indiana! I was thinking school days would get back to normal this week, but not quite yet. :) How is your weather?

I totally and completely spaced it on the before and after party last Monday. Duh. Didn’t even realize it till days later so we’re just going ahead with it today, OK? There were SO many great projects linked up last month, yet again I had a hard time picking just a few to share with you today.

I absolutely LOVE Heather’s laundry room makeover:

simple laundry room makeover

The changes were simple and inexpensive and they make a huge difference! Those chunky wood shelves are my favorite. I’ve been planning to build shelves between our cabinets in the laundry room as well and now I’m leaning toward stained instead of painted.

This bedroom makeover by Pam is absolutely stunning:

light bedroom with coralJust gorgeous, right? And the bed is in front of the windows – don’t be afraid to try that out if you have an awkward space!

It’s January and we’ve got organizing on the mind so I had to share Ronda’s DIY closet storage:

DIY shoe storage for closetIt’s so simple – I need to add some additional shoe storage in our closet as well and this is great inspiration. I like how you can make it custom to your shoes too.

I loved Denise’s solution to the box of fluorescent lights that used to hang in her kitchen:

filling in fluorescent lighting holeIt looks so good! So much easier than tearing down the remaining ceiling or filling in that spot. Love it!

Haeley shared their new man cave space and I love that dark gray:

man cave dark grayIt’s a tiny room but they made the space work really well. And what more does one need in a man cave but a comfy chair and a TV? That’s all I’d need! And wine. (But they have that too.)

I loved Jennifer’s post because I love seeing how products like this work. She painted her appliances with a special paint to make them look stainless:

stainless steel paint

I have to say I’m really impressed!! We thought mixing black and stainless would be “cool” when we built years ago – now I just find it “annoying.” This stuff looks pretty amazing and I may have to try it out on our trash compactor.

OK, Julie’s bathroom is gorgeous as it is, but her DIY roman shade took it to a whole new level:

DIY greek key roman shade

I LOVE this because a roman shade like this would cost so much money to have someone else do it! It looks fantastic!

Wow, told you – great projects!! Can’t see to see your recent projects to kick off 2015!

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Now let’s see what you’ve been up to recently: