Well hello! I’m just gonna start this out right – it’s my birthday week. Yep. ALLLLL week. That’s how I roll.

Also, I’ve been thinking for a while and I’m considering changing this party to once every two or three months instead of once a month. Thoughts? The linky parties just aren’t as popular as they used to be. My favorite part is that some of you get to share and find each other, and I love the highlighting blogs during this recap every month – so I would continue to do that in one way or another. I’m just thinking the linky is dying a slow death. ;) Let me know your thoughts.

OK, before we link up this month it’s time to share a few of the projects from last month! I picked some big ones and some simpler ones – all awesome! First up is Delia’s kitchen redo:

gel stain on cabinets

And when she says budget she means it – this was done with $65! She used gel stain to transform her cabinets and I am in awe! It’s a modern look with more contrast and I think she did a great job. It looks like a different room, for less than $100!

I have mud rooms on the brain (I’m starting ours, finally!!) so I was salivating over Brit’s beautiful built ins:


Seriously – this gets me so excited!

By the way, love Brit’s amazing moldings around the window, right? Right. Cristina showed us how to do just this:

easy way to install window trim

There are days I hold myself back from trying to rip out a window sill on a whim to do just this – trying to be patient. There’s a long list ahead of it. :)

Here’s an easier project for you – Rachel did a super cute redo on a dollar spot trash can:

polka dot trash can

Why didn’t I think of that? That’s what blogs are for. So stinking cute.

Laura’s beautiful, light bedroom redo (mostly just with paint) had me swooning:

light bedroom Just lovely!

My friend Beckie made over her son’s room and made it a SUPER fun place to be:

hanging beds

Aren’t those beds the coolest? Seriously, so fun!!

Tracy took a $10 desk and transformed it with milk paint:

milk paint desk

I am so digging that green lately – all greens actually. The top on that dresser turned out beautifully too, make sure to check that out.

And finally, another easy project – I love this one. Lisa made a plastic trophy look like an old vintage one: 

trophy redo

I couldn’t believe the difference! You can find these shiny trophies everywhere too – I see them all over thrift stores. Go here to see her tutorial!

OK, now it’s time to link up again! I can’t even believe it’s October people! If you’d like to be considered for the recap next month I would love a link back or you can use my cute button:

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OK, have fun and link it up!


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