• Cheap and Easy DIY Headboard

    cheap and easy simple headboard

    Learn how to make a cheap simple headboard with this tutorial. We wanted a simple way to decorate our bedroom while keeping a minimalist vibe.  Our room was very colorful so as a result I wanted something light and bright.  This headboard was the answer.  The transformation is amazing! Watch it here: Step 1 – Lumber Choose the lumber you want to use. I was able to salvage some reclaimed 2×6 foot douglas fir for the frame.  For the slats I bought a 1x 6 foot douglas fir.  If you don’t have the tools to process wood you can buy tongue and groove from the hardware store.   Look for the…

  • Minimalist Kitchen Shelf Decor

    SHELF DECOR

    Today I am sharing my minimalist kitchen shelf decor!  This is a quick before and after of our kitchen shelf.  When I am sitting in my living room and looking straight forward I see my (see through) kitchen cabinet and some shelves.  I want to streamline these shelves and make it a minimalist kitchen shelf.  How will I do that?  I guess get rid of some stuff!  The draw back to shelves in a high traffic area is it becomes a dumping ground for junk.  We did not design this kitchen so we are working with what we have. I don’t know why, but when I see a bunch of…

  • Closet Decluttering Results – Closet Before & After

    decluttered closet - minimalist family simple living

    Decluttering my closet was a year long project.  When I started decluttering my home a year and a half ago, I never thought it would take more than a year. My whole life I have always wanted a super organized closet, but something was holding me back.  It turns out that “something” was the amount of stuff in the closet.  I never thought that getting rid of some stuff would make my closet look so much better.  As I decluttered I learned some tricks that really helped me with the decluttering process.  You can pull everything out and see if it brings you joy, but if you are trying to…

  • Finished Bathroom Before and After

    We are finally done updating our bathroom.  We spent a lot of time and worked really hard to fix this bathroom.  Everything except the shower was done.  We started by peeling all of the paint off the walls, that alone tool forever!  The owners before us had painted the walls with oil based paint that nothing would stick to. We then removed the toilet and plastic flooring.  We tiled, made a whole new cabinet, Grant made the concrete counter top, put in a new light fixture, moved the electric switch, new mirror and frame, and new toilet. This took a long time, but it turned out great. Before pictures  …