Cheap Thrills Decor Buzz


Out On A Limb!
April 18, 2010, 7:14 pm
Filed under: Cool Decor, Kid's Spaces

I LOVE my job.    One of the perks is meeting cool people.  I recently met a spunky 12-year-old girl that really inspired me.  She loves so many things about life — football, geckos, nature, red, gold and circles are just a few things we discussed in our initial meeting.  I left that meeting knowing that I needed to WOW this girl and give her a space that is as special and unique as she is.

Lily pulling down the Marian Barber fathead!

First things first — Lily needed to pull down the fatheads so that we could get started!!  We began the makeover by painting her walls French Roast and her ceiling metallic gold.  Then, we painted a gold tree branch across the walls and added red paper leaves for effect.

AFTER

We built a custom headboard using alternating wood slats and also added custom red patent leather cornice boards.  We added in a “Wall of Fame” for her football jerseys (yes, she plays!) and a shelving for her trophies.

Bookcase and shelving

Wall of Fame and Gold Magnet Board

I love how the room turned out — a unique color scheme and design for a very inspired girl who inspired this girl to go out on a limb!



She’s Crafty!
January 7, 2010, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Cool Decor, Uncategorized

I LOVE being crafty!  The thought of a room filled with colored pencils, paper, glue and glitter get me all fired up.  I think all women are really just adorable 6 year-old-girls at heart that thrive on cutting out paperdolls and making glitter hearts.  A craft room is just the fix for a life’s creative blocks .

Craft rooms needs to inspre.  Check out these inspiring craft room designs.

They also need good storage, lighting and task areas.  We made this green custom scrapbooking table as well as this storage cabinet made from found objects,



Go Wild With Style
November 7, 2009, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Cool Decor, Kid's Spaces, Uncategorized

Sometimes you just have to hear the call of the wild…especially if you are a tween looking for a wild new room. We had a grrrreat time helping Jadyn go from a little girl space to a room fit for the queen of the jungle.

Metallic blue walls and a custom zebra wall

We started with Metallic blue walls and a custom painted zebra wall.  The zebra is black gloss and candlelight white metallic. We added a custom high gloss tufted black leather headboard for heightened drama.  The look was finished with custom bedding.

We completed the look with custom painted found marquis letters with peace signs and bling for added unique wild style!



Wash Away the Blahs
September 30, 2009, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Cool Decor, ReStyles, Uncategorized

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Who says that laundry rooms has to be boring??  The land of the lost socks and stinky football gear (at least in my house!) needs love too.  If you dread this room like the Swine Flu then your clothes aren’t the only thing that needs s fresh start.  Wash that blah right out of your room!!

Start with the walls.   Unless you plan to entertain in your laundry room then casual, whimsical and fun is the direction.  Pick a color that makes your smile for the walls.  Neutrals are not allowed.  You can also go with a pattern, wallpaper or chalk paint.  The key is to make this a room that you love to be in.IMG_1008

Hang things on the walls that make you happy.  Ornate frames with children’s art tacked inside are great for laundry rooms.  I love the picture my daughter drew of us riding giraffes.  It’s hard not to smile while riding a giraffe.  I also like the idea of vacation pictures, childhood black and white pictures or even framed book pages from your favorite novel.

Make sure there is a place for everything.  I am definitely not the most organized person, but I love baskets and bins — they make me FEEL like I am sorting my life out.

Clean up your act – and while you’re at it give your self some scenery while airing your dirty laundry.



Now You See it, Now You Don’t!
June 4, 2009, 6:53 am
Filed under: Cool Decor, The Buzz
This murphy bed looks like an armoire but folds down to a full-size bed.  It also has a desk pull-out.

This murphy bed looks like an armoire but folds down to a full-size bed. It also has a desk pull-out.

Have you ever had THAT room that is a part-time guest room but also part-time “just for me space?”  The bed always gets in the way of this love triangle.  How can you possibly spread out and follow your artistic dreams with the bed in the way??  But, where will Nana sleep when she visits? OyVey!

I’ve got you covered!  Murphy beds are a great space-saver.  They help rooms serve double duty.  They fold up so that you can enjoy that extra space in your home and fold down when company is coming.

Murphy beds are also super cool for kids’ rooms. Check out the room below. By day it’s a basketball court and by night a bedroom.  Think 007 but sporty!

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They can be twin, full or queen and the facade can resemble an armoire, lockers or wall art. Take your part-time rooms to full-time hip with a Murphy bed.

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Eye for Detail
May 11, 2009, 5:37 pm
Filed under: Cool Decor, The Buzz

They say design is in the details and welll…”they” are right!  Great rooms are made with finishing touches.  One of the coolest new details involves pattern…stenciling. 

Stenciling is a great way to add drama to the backs of cabinets or walls.  Raised stencils up the ante even more.  Check out our pictures below for ideas on how to add shock and awe to your spaces through pattern.



Branching Out
March 10, 2009, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Cool Decor, Kid's Spaces, The Buzz

I’ve got a fever for Trees…Spring fever. 

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Trees can be a great design element.  They are a cool way to bring the outside indoors.  A tree can be used in adult spaces and kids spaces with multiple embellishment options (AKA bling). Add pictures frames for a “family” tree or butterflies and fairies for a “princess tree”.  The point is to branch out it a new design direction.fairybutterfly-tree