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
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I look forward to seeing what you’re working on! xo