We’ve come a long way in the four years we’ve lived in our home. What once was an array of blue paneled walls and $3 blinds, has turned into a minimal space that we pour so much time, energy, and love into. You can’t tell from This Minimal House’s home, or even blog page, but we literally started from the bottom. Gutted rooms down to the studs, worked until 4 am for an ungodly amount of nights. Tarped, taped, scrubbed, scraped, stripped, sanded tirelessly until we made a monumental step forward.
A fun story, in case you’re a new reader here, when we purchased our home, Scot hadn’t even seen it yet! He was at work, and I was out and about looking at houses with our amazing realtor all morning. This house was the last stop of the morning, and five minutes after looking at it I called Scot at work and claimed, “THIS IS IT! THIS IS THE ONE! OUR HOME!”. Needless to say, he didn’t IMMEDIATELY see the same potential I saw, I’m pretty sure his body just started to ache thinking about what was about to begin on this DIY journey. Can you blame him though? That was 5 inch thick wood paneling after all.
So today I want to show you where it all began! The original rooms in our home prior to moving in, so you can grasp just how much progress we’ve made so far in our home. We are so thankful for everyone that takes the time to read our space, and we hope every post encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and tackle something, even the smallest of projects.
While this is a for profit blog, we do everything ourselves. Nothing has been given to us, and we use our hard earned money in every single space. We save where we need to, then get to work. We hope this is relatable to our audience. We strive to be real, honest, and authentic (if you haven’t checked out our almost DIY fireplace fail, then stop what you’re doing and check it out now). Some projects and spaces cost us a little more money, but we’re very conscious about what we put into our home because at the end of the day it’s not about the items you possess, it’s about family and being together. You can also read more about our passion of minimalism in our Journey to Minimalism post here.
Are your eyes ready for this? Enjoy! :)