January before and after!

Hey there!! Are you stuck inside like us today? I know so much of the country has had this horrible weather – we got about 12 inches of snow yesterday, which isn’t really that bad, but the temps are currently –12 and dropping. I don’t remember weather this cold in Indiana!
Anyway, the kiddo is home from school still and probably will be tomorrow too I’m guessing. I prepared for being snowed in by stocking up on supplies last week – I got SO much done in the mud room yesterday and I can’t wait to show you!
But today we kick off January with the first before and after link up of the year! Are you ready? Got any organizing before and afters? I’m all over that right now!
Here’s a few of my favorites from last month! Tasha shows how to paint linoleum floors (yes, I said paint):
painting linoleum floors
Isn’t that fun? I would never have thought that would work but they look awesome. Have you ever tried pulling up linoleum? I have. (Not fun.) So this a great option if you want a different look!
Vel completed her son’s room and I love how it turned out! But that little reading nook is my favorite part, of course:
boys room blue stripe
Ahh, nooks. I love them. That blue stripe around the room is awesome too, don’t you think?
Jennifer found some GORGEOUS chairs at TJ Maxx and gave them a little redo to make them work better for her space:
round back dining chairs Seriously, why don’t I find things like this at TJ Maxx?? Those are stunning. And she went to another location to find two more – that never happens!
Beth had a spot that was gathering shoes near the door and I think her solution looks so good! You would never know this little Target cabinet is really a mud room, right?:
cabinet to hold shoesShe’s able to keep the shoes and backpacks hidden away inside the cabinets. Brilliant.
Kristin’s stone fireplace underwent a big redo, and my favorite part is the added marble tiles around the firebox: 
 marble surround fireplace
They just tiled right over the stone that was there – I would never even think you could do that.
I totally LOVED Pam’s stenciled walls in her bedroom redo:
gold stencil on walls
And she did them in gold – love it! That bench is amazing too, seriously.
Anu took some lights from Target (I love that they are carrying these now!) and a simple bracket from Ikea to make an industrial wall sconce:
diy cage light sconce
This would be a great way to make just about any hanging light into a sconce on the wall.
Now it’s time to see what you’ve got for this month! If you’d like to be considered for a feature next time, please link back to TDC in your post or use this button by copying and pasting the link into your post:
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Here you go! I’ll be back tomorrow with progress in the mud room!

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