If you’re anything like me, you change your mind on what you want adorning the walls in your home…..daily.  I like to change decor by the season, by the holiday, and by my mood.  The downside of my ever-changing wall art, is that we are constantly patching and re-painting holes in the wall – only to put new holes in the wall right after.   I saw a 5′ floating photo ledge on the Pottery Barn website for $149 and I thought that would be the perfect solution, but I refused to pay $149 for a shelf.   So, with my husband spearheading the project, we decided to DIY this floating photo ledge our self, and it ended up being one of the easiest DIY’s we’ve ever done!  And it only cost us $30 + a few tools and stain/paint that we already had.   Because of how beautiful, stylish, and functional they are, I had him make me two!

I feel like if I start this post with a ‘before’ picture, I won’t have to say anything else to explain why this DIY was so necessary.  These hollow doors needed a makeover, and they needed it fast.  So here it goes, the ‘before picture’…

Decor storage is something I’ve always struggled with in this tiny house, and with my decor obsession.  There’s holiday decor, there’s seasonal decor, and then there’s the Homegoods-obsession decor.  Because I like my house to feel fresh, and “pretty” at all times, I often change out what is on my mantle, what throw pillows and blankets are displayed on my beds & sofas, and what centerpieces and linens are creating my tablescapes.  I also don’t like to donate, sell, or trash any of my old decor because I know I will use it again; hence why decor storage is a real problem!  Here’s how I try to organize my surplus of home “things”.

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard me complain about our tiny house before, hence the need for small bathroom organization.  Our bathrooms are no different than the rest of the rooms in the house – teeny tiny, itty bitty.   We have 1 full bath, and 1 half bath.  Today, I am talking about how I organized our small half bathroom to maximize storage space and functionality without compromising how cute and charming the bathroom actually is.   Because let’s face it – how pretty the bathroom is, is just as important as how functional it is!

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring here in the Berkshires.   We had a long Winter, then we had a few days of Spring Summer (I’m talking 75 degrees) in February, and then we got hit, hard, again for our second winter.  Needless to say, the sounds of birds chirping, the scent of fresh air coming through my windows, and the longer hours of sunshine are exactly what I needed to feel motivated.  Every year, I try to pick a few cleaning or organization projects to tackle while I’m feeling fresh + rejuvenated.  This year, I decided to start by organizing our linen closet (which is mostly a catch-all closet).  Stay tuned for part 2 and part 3 of my Spring cleaning and organizing.  Here’s how I tackled the linen closet.

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