How to make a vase from a flat piece of wood

When it comes to decor we have a handful of vases that we love. Some are thrifted, some were purchased on clearance, but all of them have their own unique look. I’ve sprayed some of our vases with my favorite spray paint. I’ve “flicked” paint on using an old toothbrush and extra paint. I love to add additional textures like this dried grass!

Today I’m going to show you how I put a twist on a vase by transforming a flat piece of leftover MDF board, and turning it into a round vase! Sounds fun right?

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5 modern DIY projects you have to try

I think we can all agree we love DIY projects, Tackling a do it yourself project not only gives you more financial freedom, but it allows you to create and bring the vision to life that fits your space perfectly. Do it yourself projects give you the biggest sense of pride. YOU DID THAT! You built that! You sketched that! I’m always looking on Pinterest for home decor and design inspiration. There are so many talented individuals that encourage an entire DIY community to tackle something fearlessly.

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DIY wood slat wall shelf

Our family room walls are pretty bare, and when I say pretty bare, I actually mean they’re empty. I used to hang stuff on the walls without a second thought left and right. I would leave whatever it was up for a few months, then I would want to take it down and swap it out for something else, which meant joint compound, patching, drying, sanding etc to make sure my wall looked brand new.

These days I’m a little more particular about what goes up on the wall. I am going for design longevity when it comes to my choices these days. That means if I decide to hang something on the wall, I like it enough to stare at it for the next couple of years. This forces me to invest more time in what I really love within the walls of our home.

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Minimalist cleaning routine

Being minimalists allows us to have a pretty low key, time saving regiment. Every day we do the same quick cleanup that completely sets us up for success for the rest of the day. Our Irobot plays a huge role in our cleaning regiment. We recently added it to our favorite cleaning products for a reason, it’s absolutely phenomenal. If you don’t have an Irobot, we highly recommend investing in one if you can. Our Irobot runs every single morning at 7:30 am, and sometimes we’ll run it at night too depending on how much dog hair we’re dealing with!

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Install a custom door for less than $100

Did you guys follow along on Instagram for behind the scenes of this DIY custom sliding door install? If not click the button below and come hang out with us. Make sure you check out our “SLIDING DOOR” highlight while you’re there!


Ever since ‘quarantine’ started Scot has been working from home. If you can imagine our house can be extremely loud and crazy. It was imperative for us to make the office space a little more silent during zoom calls and meetings. If you’ve been following us for awhile, then you know these are our signature This Minimal House doors. We did the same exact sliding doors in our master bedroom closet. If you missed that click the buttons below to be taken to those posts!

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