Day 26 :: Reach Towards Simplicity

Part of the fun of creating new things or rearranging my furniture or decorating is that I’m trying to make my everyday life simpler.

Remember the messy kitchen area?

Instead of being stressed out by it everyday, now I have a beautiful new command center wall.  It makes me so happy when I walk by it.  Only the necessary items are here, it’s easy to see everything, and it’s so pretty!

Here we have the painted wall, then the pre-filled out wall, and the wall in action.  Yes, I did set it up for November already.  I figured there wasn’t much point to having October on there for a few more days.

The calendar grid was made with washi tape.  I cut each piece in fourths so it would be a smaller strip and it worked perfectly.  Because of the type of tape it is, it was so easy to reposition strips to make it even.  I didn’t even measure, I just placed a piece, made sure it was straight enough, and moved on.  Can you tell I’m not a perfectionist?

The cork board area was a quick project that you can find more about here.

I love the little pendant flags at the top, that was a quick and easy sewing project that I will tell you more about later.

I left an extra bit of space between the calendar and the cork board because I always have something to put on the calendar to remember for month’s coming up.  I already have something to add to December’s calendar when it goes up.

I added the little basket to hold the chalk.  I would like to splurge on chalk pens eventually because I can write our freezer items much smaller and the calendar would be a bit more readable.

There’s even a space for creative kiddos on the bottom.

Here’s a bigger view of the finished wall.

Do you have an area in your home that needs to be simplified?

Check out the whole 31 days series here.

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  1. says

    I looked back at your post from before. That is a huge improvement on a cluttered fridge!

    I took down everything from our fridge for one of my 31 days, too. It’s amazing how many of those papers were no longer relevant – I had a recipe tacked up there that I hadn’t made in at least 3 years.

  2. says

    I love the shape of your chalkboard! Definitely a great spot for it too! I just finished painting our nook with chalkboard paint! Love that stuff!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much, it is awesome stuff isn’t it? And it lasts forever! I’ve used it on a bunch of projects. I bet your nook looks great too!


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