} 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!


} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Jewelry Displays

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by Day  of 31 Sixteen Days of No Spend Decorating.

And thank you to all who left sweet condolences on the loss of our precious Boxer, Archie.  We are reliving lots of memories, and loving on our 2 year old chocolate lab, Zeus.  He lost his brother, and he’s a little lost.

Today I’m excited to share some ideas for using your beautiful jewelry as decor.

Jewelry is like art that you wear, so why not display it in your home so that you can enjoy the pretty whenever you want?

I have my necklaces hung on command hooks on my bedroom wall, and surrounded by a frame painted with leftover paint, and a flash card monogram thrown in for good measure.





} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Sad News

Good morning everyone.

I’m not going to be posting a “NO SPEND” decorating idea today.




This morning we woke up to find that our beloved Boxer, Archie, had passed away while we slept.

We are beyond sad, and could use your prayers today.

One tip:  if you are thinking about getting a dog, get one.  They are absolutely not no spend, but pets are one of the best things you can do to make your house feel like home.

If you do have a dog and he or she is being especially annoying today, go love on him/her.  You never know when you won’t be able to do that anymore.

Have a good day.



} 31 Days of No Spend -Paper Banners

Hi friends!

Thank you for stopping by for Day Fourteen of 31 Days of No Spend Decorating.  I am so glad that you are here.

Speaking of garlands,  or not really, today I thought we’d talk about paper banners.

Paper banners are a great NO SPEND way to decorate for events, holidays and every day, just like fabric garlands.

So, THAT’S what they have in common.  ;)

I used pages from an old music book, a letter stencil and a Sharpie to create my FALL banner on the fireplace.





} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating-Fabric Garlands

Hello there!

Thank you so much for coming by for Day Thirteen of 31 Days of No Spend Decorating.  I’m so glad that you are here.

Today I’d like to share a great idea for turning your fabric scraps into every day, holiday, or party decor.


By making fabric garlands!


This first fabulous example is from Lindsay at My Creative Days.  She used an old flannel shirt to make this unique addition to her fall decor.


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All of those ugly shirts that your husband won’t throw away?


} 31 Days of No Spend Decorating

Hello from Reinvented


Thank you so much for visiting Day Twelve of 31 Days of No Spend Decorating.

Last Sunday, my post was about my favorite free decorating advice, and I kinda liked that, hope you did too.

I thought I’d make it a Sunday Series.

I found some great quotes by top designers, and believe it or not, many of them are NO SPEND.  Proof that you really don’t have to spend much or any money to have a pretty home that makes you happy.

I thought I’d share one today. (more…)