Discount Decals: Decorating on a Dime

Do you like how I used the letter "D" in my title? Delightful, right? Well, this post is not about alliteration it is about my latest decorating venture which I must say I am very pleased with. AW & I live in an apartment, which you most likely know since I think about 2 1/2 people read this, but anyways...apartment life has its benefits but it also has restrictions such as decorating. We are blessed to have an updated apartment with new light fixtures and fresh off-white paint and most importantly NEW APPLIANCES!!! And as nice as off-white paint is compared to the mentally un-stimulating stark white it is still drab. I am sure we could paint however we would have to re-paint before moving and all of that effort is not worth it when we only signed a 12-mos. lease. While wandering around Jo-Ann's on my mod podge adventure I came across these pretty decals for walls. They had all different designs in different colors and metallics. I instantly became super-psyched however, by the very real grace of God alone, I resisted purchasing them as one pack was $14.99! Last week there was a 50% off coupon for Jo-Ann's in the paper! This was a big deal as they are usually only 40%. I took my proudly clipped 50% coupon to the store made a bee line for the decals and began the hunt for the perfect one! AW was along on this trip, unfortunately for him, and was the "decal holder". As I pulled out any decal that I liked I handed them to him then he so lovingly held them up for me as I chose the perfect one. He really is the best even without being my designated decal dealer (more alliteration, I'm on a roll!). I finally decided on a pack of 12 swirly gold tree-esque shaped decals and as I went to put up the others I noticed to my delight a little paper sign with black type that said "70% OFF DECALS"!!!! Now, granted this did mean I could no longer use my coupon but who cares?? This was even better! I then decided to get a "W" to add to the swirly gold tree mix. I was even more super-psyched than when I had originally found them! The Lord is sweet to give us little pleasures, as such, in life. After dinner I cut out the decals I wanted to use and started putting them up. Ok, let's take a serious time-out. I don't think I explained why these are so great for apartment dwellers, they peel right off the wall when it's time to move! I know, it's great! Time-in: so, I did a test run by putting one up above my sink and it looked great so I put up my own little design of swirly gold trees & the "W" in the living room. I have the pictures to prove it! I must say that since they do peel off I am a little nervous as to how long they will last. So far so good but it's only been a week. Also, I didn't put any up in the bathroom where there is a lot of steamy water because I am too afraid that they wouldn't last. If you have used them in your bathroom let me know if my hypothesis is correct or if they actually stay. In the end, I am very happy with the outcome and hope that I do not have to retract this post about decals and their delightfulness! Enjoy the pictures!


  1. Those are really cool! I thought about doing those in our bedroom, but never got around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I'm not much of a decorator...but those look good!

    Also, you should try writing a comedy. You have the talent.

  3. Love it!!! Way to be a thrifty way cute decorator!!!