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@ MiniMum- Too many pictures?  No such thing on a "Share your pictures" thread!  Thank you, your space is very inspirational to me.  Is the white cushion a bean bag type of thing?    I love, love the light feeling that your home evokes.  I'm motivated, hopefully I can share some pics of my own in the next few weeks!

P.s., I LOVE your office chair! 

 

This!  And your sofa!  LOVE!
 

 

post #942 of 1163

I realize that this sin't very exciting... 

but here's our new bed :)  I already got rid of the old mattresses. I also ripped off the old wallpaper and painted that area in an off-white super chalky paint.

I like how it looks on the unfinished bumpy wall surface. 

 

I replaced my old pillow with a millet hull pillow -it's the BEST! It conforms to any shape and is weighty and nice and the air circulates in it. The pillow has a zipper so you can adjust the amount of filling, and replace it after a few years. Now our bedroom is all-natural. :D and my back and neck pain have reduced dramatically.

 

And if the kitchen and living room get messy, the bedroom is always tidy. I do use the empty space to line dry laundry, but that can't be considered a mess really...

 

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post #943 of 1163

having an all-natural bedroom is the best! that's what we have. ours includes the furnishings; it's just a bit too chilly to be on the floor here (no insulation under the floors. ;D ).

 

we pick up some of our stuff this weekend, and I'm taking the camera to take some "before" photos of the place. :D

 

one of my students is going to paint for us in exchange for yoga. :D

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Our box spring came with lovely chunky conical wood legs, but since we co-sleep we decided it was too high that way. Still, this is much higher than the previous mattress-on-the-floor without box spring set-up. I did choose the slimmest version of the box spring, I can't imagine how high the bed would have been with the regular thick box spring AND the legs. I would have had to really climb into that bed, LOL!

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we were on slats on the floor for our first bed (back in the US) with DS when he was a baby; but once we moved here, we went ahead and got a normal slat bed (no box spring), and he does ok. :) we taught him how to get in and out, and he sleeps in the middle. :D

 

it's good, though. :)

post #946 of 1163
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Originally Posted by MiniMum View Post

but here's our new bed :) 

 

I replaced my old pillow with a millet hull pillow -it's the BEST!

 



Ladies (MiniMum or others) - where can I find (affordable) natural bedding, pillows, etc. like this?

post #947 of 1163

itt depends upon what you consider affordable. They tend to run at the more-expensive end of things, but not over-the-top. What i mean is, the average price for an organic mattress is pretty much the same as a non-organic mattress if you are getting a higher quality non-organic one. 

 

For linens, target actually has an organic range, and ikea also has organic/natural mattresses and bedding. these are the least expensive that i've found.

post #948 of 1163
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Originally Posted by MiniMum View Post

I realize that this sin't very exciting... 

but here's our new bed :)  I already got rid of the old mattresses. I also ripped off the old wallpaper and painted that area in an off-white super chalky paint.

I like how it looks on the unfinished bumpy wall surface. 

 

I replaced my old pillow with a millet hull pillow -it's the BEST! It conforms to any shape and is weighty and nice and the air circulates in it. The pillow has a zipper so you can adjust the amount of filling, and replace it after a few years. Now our bedroom is all-natural. :D and my back and neck pain have reduced dramatically.

 

And if the kitchen and living room get messy, the bedroom is always tidy. I do use the empty space to line dry laundry, but that can't be considered a mess really...

 

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Lovely! Glad you mentioned millet hull pillows, I'm looking into ordering some millet hulls in bulk so I can make some.

 

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Oh these pillows are really easy to make yourself! If you go through the extra trouble of sewing in a small zipper it'll be so easy to change the filling and wash the pillow. And you can just compost the old hulls :) I ADORE this pillow, it beats those memory foam thingies and down pillows and all by leaps and bounds.

I absolutely love our 100% linen sheets and duvet covers and natural wool blanket. Linen is often a bit expensive (though H&M Home sells very affordable linen bedding) but it is so much more durable than cotton, it will last a lifetime and more, even if you wash and use it all the time. Plus it's more ecological compared than cotton.

 

Otherwise I'm no help on where to get affordable natural bedding as I don't live in the US. 

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Hi everyone! I've been working hard on getting as close I can to Radical Minimalism. This is my progress so far:

 

Here's my livingroom

 

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And DH and my bedroom where our kids sleep too. :)

 

Looking in the doorway

 

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to the right:

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The far right between bed and closet. The green bin holds our library books and movies.

 

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View from the bathroom doorway:

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My side of the closet: The blue bin is my fabric, the white basket is my knitting stuff. Love the hooks for my one belt, one scarf, one hat and one purse.

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The top bin of the hanging cubby thing is all my shoes. The bottom is all undies, socks, bras, mama cloth etc.

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Top of my side has my craft bins, paint basket, my only two hard copy books, kindle and two journals, and DH and my combined momento box which mostly contains pictures our kids drew us.

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Dh's side:

 

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Top of DH's side has our two winter blankets and his box that he puts his change, chapstick, wallet etc. when he gets home. Oh and behind the blanket is a pull up bar we have yet to install in the doorway.

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I'll try to take kitchen photos later but we're heading to the pool so it might not happen.

 

post #951 of 1163

Oh and I forgot to mention that's my hula hoops hanging on a wreath hanger on the living room door. I just realized it might be unrecognizable to some people. :)

 

post #952 of 1163
Serendipity your home is really nice,it is clean and clear. I wish my place was looking like that right now. I have some work to do. I wanted to ask though why your pictures on the wall seem so high? Most people hang them at eye level.
post #953 of 1163
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Originally Posted by MamitaM View Post

Serendipity your home is really nice,it is clean and clear. I wish my place was looking like that right now. I have some work to do. I wanted to ask though why your pictures on the wall seem so high? Most people hang them at eye level.


Hmmm...I have no idea. lol The lower one is at eye level, it's at just over 5'. Maybe it was a sub-conscious effort to protect them from swinging light sabers? :) Does it look odd?

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Serendipity, I saw your second picture and immediately was gonna ask you if you were a hooper too? Then I saw where you posted about your hoops. Don't you love how much fun getting your exercise can be with a hoop?

 

My not-quite-two-year-old has just been watching me hoop so much he's figured out how to get his toy one spinning around him...but not how to keep it up!! Then last week at a hoopjam he saw a lady lay on the grass and spin the hoop around her foot...so he immediately tried to do the same!! 

post #955 of 1163

very cool, serendipty. Looks great. I love your retro tv cabinet (mid-century modern). I love mid-mod stuff. :)

post #956 of 1163
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Originally Posted by zoebird View Post

very cool, serendipty. Looks great. I love your retro tv cabinet (mid-century modern). I love mid-mod stuff. :)


I love that cabinet too!

I think some of the pics are to high on the wall,especially the pictures of you and family and friends. I think you should be able to stand near them and look at who's in the pictures easily with out looking way up.
post #957 of 1163
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Originally Posted by zoebird View Post

very cool, serendipty. Looks great. I love your retro tv cabinet (mid-century modern). I love mid-mod stuff. :)


Thanks! It was my grandmothers. This was her house and we kept a few pieces of furniture when we moved in. I like it a lot and it works perfectly with the middle holding the cable box/dvd player and one side holding the wii/xbox/cable modem and the other side holding the DVDs/video games.

 



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Originally Posted by zoebird View Post

very cool, serendipty. Looks great. I love your retro tv cabinet (mid-century modern). I love mid-mod stuff. :)




I love that cabinet too!

I think some of the pics are to high on the wall,especially the pictures of you and family and friends. I think you should be able to stand near them and look at who's in the pictures easily with out looking way up.

Interesting. That's the wall that leads to the hallway, it's a high traffic area and I think my kids and dog or (me carrying the laundry basket) would bump them if they were lower. My sons head touches the bottom of the lower frame already. Good to know though, when we move in six months maybe I'll have a wall to hang them lower.
 

 

post #958 of 1163

I love your place Serendipity, it really is very cool. orngbiggrin.gif

post #959 of 1163

Serendipity I'm in love with your TV cabinet! We have a lot of mid century modern pieces from our grandparents too. thumb.gif

 

 

post #960 of 1163
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Originally Posted by texanromaniac View Post

Serendipity, I saw your second picture and immediately was gonna ask you if you were a hooper too? Then I saw where you posted about your hoops. Don't you love how much fun getting your exercise can be with a hoop?

 

My not-quite-two-year-old has just been watching me hoop so much he's figured out how to get his toy one spinning around him...but not how to keep it up!! Then last week at a hoopjam he saw a lady lay on the grass and spin the hoop around her foot...so he immediately tried to do the same!! 

Cool! I was going to classes and hoopjams regularly but I've kind of gotten out of it. I seem to be a seasonal hooper. :-) My kids love it too!
 

 



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I love your place Serendipity, it really is very cool. orngbiggrin.gif



Thanks!



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Serendipity I'm in love with your TV cabinet! We have a lot of mid century modern pieces from our grandparents too. thumb.gif

 

 


Thanks! It was made to be a record cabinet and that's what was always in it. It's perfect for the TV though.

 

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