} Favorite Pins Friday
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Hello there!

Thank you for joining me for another Favorite Pins Friday.  I’m so glad that you are here.

Tonight is Senior Night at the football game for my son the trumpet player.  sniff.

I don’t think it would be cool to cry on your virtual shoulder, so let’s talk pins.


} Trash to Treasure- Vintage Kitchen Tools

Hello friends.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I have a confession to make.

I’m pretty sure I only had 24 ideas for the 31 Days of No Spend Decorating series.


It was fun, though, wasn’t it?

Today is trash to treasure Tuesday.  Because trash and treasure and Tuesday all start with T’s, and I LOVE alliteration, I decided Tuesday was a good day to talk about one of my favorite pastimes.

Turning junk into fun, useful and way cool decor.

Like this rolling pin turned towel rack, for instance.





} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Favorite Pins

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Thank you so much for joining me on Day Twenty Four of 31 Days of No Spend Decorating.  I’m so glad that you’re here.

I have to tell you, I went to the MOST AMAZING barn sale EVA this morning in beautiful Granville, Ohio.

Thanks to my friend Pam, from House of Hawthornes for the recommendation.  It was one of those sales that find you gasping at every turn.

And I totally forgot to take pictures.


Anyhoo, let’s talk pins.  Favorite Pins.  NO SPEND pins.


} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Simple Gallery Wall

Hello there!

Do you have a naked wall above your toilet?  (gosh, I hope that sentence doesn’t blow up the search engines… ;))

I did.

Let’s start from the beginning.

You know I’ve been redecorating our master bathroom.  If you don’t, check out my progress here and here.

What did you think?

I’m going for a vintage look, with a mix of metals, florals, and a mostly blue and white color scheme, with some rustic wood thrown in for texture.

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The look is summed up pretty well in this shot of the bookshelves I turned in to tub deck storage.

Okay, so I have most of the space done, except for the naked wall above the toilet.  The toilet is in it’s own little “water closet” room, but I want it to look pretty too.

Cuz, you know, we use it.

And, of course, I wanted to add pretty the NO SPEND way.


} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Scrap Wood Projects









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Thank you for joining me for Day Twenty One of 31 Days of No Spend Decorating.  This has been so much fun, I can hardly believe that there are only ten. days. left.

Tonight we’re talking scrap wood.  The pieces leftover from your projects.  Or someone else’s projects.

Remember, my dears, don’t hesitate to ask for free stuff.

There are some awesome ideas for scrap wood projects in the world wide web.  Here are a few of my favorites.




} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Free Advice



Hello there!  Thank you so much for stopping by for Day 19 of 31 Days of No Spend Decorating.

If you came by yesterday, I apologize for the crickets you encountered.  I spent most of the day selling jewelry at a local church bazaar and then got caught up in the Homecoming Dance frenzy.

So I didn’t decorate yesterday.  Not even of the NO SPEND variety.

But today I’m back, with the FREE ADVICE that is becoming our Sunday tradition.

Today’s NO SPEND advice is from designer Elaine Griffin.


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Amen, sister.

I should probably get on that.  See you back here tomorrow.  Honest.

Have a great Sunday evening!



} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Favorite Pins
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I’m so glad that you’re here.  TGIF!  It has been a rough week.

What are your plans for the weekend?

I will be representing Origami Owl at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church Fall Craft Bazaar tomorrow, from 9:30am-3pm.  If you’re local, I would love to see you.  I have LOTS of jewelry in stock, so if you feel like shopping, I’d love to help you with that too.

Tomorrow evening is Homecoming (follow me on Instagram for pictures!)

Let’s talk about NO SPEND pins!