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Simple Plywood Headboard

plywood headboard

plywood headboard

plywood headboard



plywood headboard

Today’s post is for those who love to simplify. The older I get, the more I crave a minimalist home. I want it simple, practical and clutter-free.

A few months back, I bought a new mattress and smart base for my teenage son.  I also gave him my faux leather headboard. The headboard had a more masculine feel, which complimented his new bed and bedding. This left me without one so I decided to DIY a tufted headboard. The more I thought about it, the more I leaned toward a simple plywood headboard.

I saw a few on Pinterest, and most of them were from European homes.  It’s true, most Europeans are used to smaller homes, cars, simple furniture, simple home decor, etc.

I went to Lowe’s to pick a quality 3/4 inch plywood. It was around $20, and a friendly man cut it for me to my desired size. At home, I sanded the rough edges. With the scrap plywood, I built a simple nightstand. So easy.

This look may not be for everyone, but it suites me. I like the simple, clean look; the price, and easy “build”. If I get bored with it, I’ll add some padding, wrap it in fabric and call it a day.

For more headboard makeovers, check out this post on the Joss & Main website.

Have a wonderful week!

Cozy & Minimal

wood & whiteFab Habitat wall artwood & whitewood & whitediy sweater pillowsbrown & white decordiy sweater pillowbrown & white decor

brown & white decor

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brown & white decor

brown & white decorMy decorating mantra has always been “less is more.” The older I get, the more I enjoy neutral colors with minimal decor. I love the white & wood combo. I used to think dark wood floors were gorgeous, but these days, I prefer them unstained. Unstained floors brighten up the house and make it seem larger, less formal.Board & Batten with Leftover BlindsSome may find my color scheme boring, which consists mainly of black, white, and natural hues, but  I’m not afraid of a little white space. To me it’s all about letting spaces breathe. But I do like a pop of color here and there.

Fab Habitat Wall artI guess if I had to describe my style it would be cozy yet simple. In my opinion, simple doesn’t necessarily translate into an all-white room. A pop of color can make all the difference in terms of coziness. Like this ocean painting I did a while back.

Ocean Painting on woodFab Habitat  RugOr the bright red cushions on the patio.

Our home is still a work in progress. In the two years that I’ve owned it I was able to do a lot but I still have lots of new projects in mind. Although our home is small (1050 sq ft), it seems so airy, open, spacious and relaxing, yet warm and comfortable at the same time.

Stuff doesn’t matter. It creates stress, suffocates us, and gets a hold on us. My priority is simple; to keep the home a place of love and contentment.

Do you embrace the simple but cozy life too?

Thanks for reading. xo Sabine


Simple Yogurt Cake

On Sunday afternoon, Nashville was on tornado watch. The skies were dark and gloomy, with temperatures reaching 68 degrees. We were advised to seek cover when I was in the middle of baking a yogurt cake. Luckily, it all ended well. The tornado was nowhere in sight and the yogurt cake turned out great.

The kids and I enjoyed the fluffy, moist, not too sweet, and perfect- for-any-time- of-the-day cake. The yogurt cake also brought back childhood memories. My grandmother used to make this cake when I was a little girl and I have always loved it, mainly because of its simplicity. I wish I had her recipe, but then again, she always created the most glorious dishes without using a single recipe. My daughter asked me to add chocolate chips to the batter but I wanted the most innocent version of this cake. I also skipped the almond extract in the recipe.