Welcome to NOVEMBER! What? I can’t even believe it. I gotta tell you – I’m SO excited about Christmas and I’m one of those who loves seeing the stuff out in the stores already. But I’m already feeling behind! My Instagram feed is full of holiday projects and decor already. It doesn’t help that everything I’m seeing is beautiful and cute and I want to make every single thing. 🙂

It’s time for another before and after link up! Before you check out the new links, I like to share a few that caught my eye from last month. Tami knocked it out of the park with this one – her knock off card catalog:

DIY faux card catalog

You won’t even believe how this one started out! (Hint: it wasn’t a card catalog.)

Here’s another brilliant project – Karen took a raised garden planter and turned it into a functional coffee table:

DIY wood slat coffee tableYou guys are so smart!! That would look beautiful in a dark stain as well – and you can create storage inside. Awesome.

Joan DIY’d a countertop for her laundry room and it turned out so well:

DIY wood countertopLove that stain in combination with the black cabinets!

You know how much I love my black interior doors! I have always loved the look of a gray door too – Sarah shows just how good they can look:

gray interior doorsIt’s a beautifully neutral twist and still adds some dimension to the space.

There were some bigger projects shared last month as well – Hayley shared some GREAT tips on how to paint your cabinets:

painting kitchen cabinetsAnd Jaime shared some as well – love her two toned look:

dark base cabinets white uppersLaura’s bathroom renovation turned out beautifully:

black and white tile beadboard bathroom

That tub!! Love the smart hidden storage they added when the lost a linen closet in the space, be sure to check that out.

Karah’s new rustic bathroom is a beauty too:

rustic wood vanity with shelvesI’ve always been drawn to an open shelving vanity like this. If you are a DIYer this is something you could definitely make yourself to fit your space perfectly. I’m considering something similar for when we redo our master bathroom…years from now. 😉

There you go – more fabulous projects! If you are linking up and would like to be considered for a highlight next month, go ahead and include a link to TDC or this code in your post:

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And now let’s see what you’ve been up to lately! Link up your projects here:

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