January BEFORE Linky Party!

I am so happy to welcome you to the first "Before" party, part of a new series I am hosting on the first and last Fridays of each month!

The first Friday is for sharing your newest project, and the last Friday will be your chance to show it off!  If you aren't complete by the end of the month, no worries, update us on your progress this month and share your big reveal at next month's "After" party.  Any and all before-and-afters are welcome - home improvement, a craft you've been wanting to try, or maybe a weight loss goal you're working toward.

Let's accomplish some of our 2012 goals and inspire each other along the way!

Are you ready to see what I want to conquer this month?  I have a LOT of projects in mind for the year ahead, but first I need to finish what I started in 2011!!

January's project:

It is not pretty, people!!  Despite the fact that I added some coveted Anthropologie knobs to these doors during Hannah's bedroom makeover last year, a game of hide-and-go-seek by some wild and crazy children resulted in doors that are permanently broken off their runners.  {My kids are excellent at doing this!}

Inside: a catastrophe, seriously lacking any organization.

You may want to avert your eyes.
I truly did not stage the closet to look this bad!

On the plus side, it's got good bones, thanks to the shelving the previous owners had installed in all the bedroom closets.

I think with a little glamification (yep, I made that one up!) this could be a dreamy closet for an 11 year old girl, don't you?  Something along the lines of this, perhaps??
Source: google.com via Lisa on Pinterest

I have a feeling I'm going to be a little jealous of my girl when this one is done.

So what are you up to?  Do share - I'd love to hear about it!  Be sure to come on back on Friday, January 27 to link up your afters!!

To join the Before & After Parties:

.Add the Before & After button or a link to Shine Your Light to your blog post.
.Add your Before blog post to the linky below OR
.Send me your before and after photos by Monday, 1/23 and I'll share them at the After party!
.Visit some links and show some love - it makes a blog party so much more fun!

Shine Your Light
I look forward to seeing what you're working on! xo


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Just became your newest follower. Martina

Maury said...

What a fun idea for a party! Thanks for hosting!

Heidi said...

This is such a fun idea! I just found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I just purchased a kids table and chairs in need of a makeover off of Craigslist this week, I'm going to go get a pic of it and link up!! I'm your newest follower :) If you have a moment come check me out at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com

LiveLikeYou said...

Great makeover. I'm in need of that in my closet!!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Fun idea, Lisa. Love it when people are original. Looking forward to your closet progress. Now, if I can just remember to link up my after shots...:)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is such a fun idea! Just hopped over from Privet and Holly...I am a new follower!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I also came by from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and I'm now a follower. I linked up my basement guest room befores and plan. I bought the paint and prepared the walls and this morning I start to paint! Hoping I can get a good part of it done by the After Party.

Calypso In The Country said...

This is such a great idea for a party...I just hope I can commit to getting something done! So I will thank you in advance for hosting today, even though I haven't exactly posted a Before yet! Hopefully I will be back later with a project! Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

What a fun party idea! I'm going to have to find a project to link up. Your daughter is going to be one lucky girl when you're finished revamping her closet. Happy weekend.

Noelle said...

I'm following your lead Lisa...I will be linking up my 11 year old's closet!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love Before and After partys, I'm your newest follower and I just added your button to my sidebar I'll be linking up!
Can't wait to see the after's!
Stop by when you have a minute!

natasha {schue love} said...

This is such a fun series...love the closet makeover!

Kathy at All About Vignettes said...

Hi Lisa, I'm so happy to participate in your party again. What a great idea to have before/after.


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Oh, this is such a fun idea! Good luck with that closet!

A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea today and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Mo 'Betta said...

This is an awesome linky party! Wish I had some projects going on, but can't wait to check everyone else's out!

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...


Such a genius idea for a blog party! I so wish that I had thought of it ... I'm definitely linking up next month!

Oh, and to second Karah, I'm part of the "Impossibilities" challenge and link up at the end of the month, and I think it would be perfect for all of your participants to stop by too ...