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.


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!


February 26, 2010, 7:53 pm
Filed under: Kid's Spaces

I have a special place in my designer heart for boy’s rooms.  Being the mom of 3 boys myself, I know room ideas for the dudes can be lame (as my boys would say).  Guys today need spaces as rad as they are and with just as much energy.

We recently finished Evan’s room and I think it captured his vibe completely!

We started by painting his walls and then adding a metallic silver and bronze wave above his bed.  We threw in some custom pillows on his sea blue bedding.

Metallic bronze study lounge with custom desk and accessories

Custom bathroom accessories

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!

Fabulous, Fancy and Four!
October 5, 2009, 6:34 pm
Filed under: Kid's Spaces

IMG_1074I LOVE the books about Fancy Nancy and all of her fabulous fancy exploits.  She is always looking for a way to bling out her room, dog or sister.  My favorite part of this mini stylista is her fancy lingo…like “ooo la la”.

So, when our smallest new client said she wanted a room fit for Fancy Nancy, I was soooo ecstatic (that’s a fancy word for happy).  We painted her walls a fancy green with extra large flowers.  Made a custom bed with gorgeous curvy lines and added the uber fancy details, ala Cheap Thrills Decor.IMG_1061IMG_1063

Her bath suite also got the royal treatment with painted tiaras and French vocabulary painted right on the walls.  We added a little bedazzling for added poshness. “ooo la la” painted right above the potty is GENIUS!IMG_1066

Her play room is absolutely sublime with lilac walls, embellished window treatments (painted) and wall decor fit for only the fanciest girl in the land!  Nancy has nothing on this girl!!IMG_1078

Here Come the Storm Troopers
August 5, 2009, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Kid's Spaces, Uncategorized

Waz Up?

So when I meet with a new client, we usually go over their favorite colors, style, interests, etc.  I like to interview my clients (sometimes I hold them down and shine a flashlight in their eyes if I really like them).

The first time I met Caleb he said, “I Like Xbox, Legos, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and I just learned to ride a bike.”  I said, “Ok give me something hard…”  Seriously, trying to combine all of the varied interests of an active 10-year-old can be complicated to put it mildly.  Caleb, his mom, Denise, and I devised a plan to make it all work together. Ready, Break!

 Caleb's grafitti050

We started with metallic silver walls and added custom grafitti.  It incorporates all of his interests now while giving him room to grow.  My favorite part is the Storm Trooper riding the bike.  I seriously think it’s genius!


We built a platform bed with drawers underneath for storage and added an upholstered headboard.  I combined several metallic and patterned fabrics  so that it has plenty of modern attitude. The bed also has a custom fitted coverlet and metallic black pleather euro shams.

 We added touches of red and black with the trim and desk area (also his fav).  The lighting is a Euro shaded track light.  Think modern disco. His bathroom went red too with a special treatment above the potty area.   Does it get better than that??


We are working on his brothers’ rooms now so stay tuned….

I LOVE Camp!!
July 25, 2009, 1:39 pm
Filed under: Kid's Spaces, ReStyles
 It’s July. Woo Hoo.  Break out the slip and slide and the popsicles.
It’s also time for camp for many kids and you know what that means?  Surprise projects.  Every year we get a couple “Camp Makeovers”.  These amazing parents think, “while the kids are away, the parents will play…in their room!” 
This year, Harrison’s mom called to say he needed some updating.  This cool teen wanted a more rocking vibes for his space and mom wanted to deliver while he was at band camp. Where tos start??  The ceiling!! We painted his ceiling a flashy silver metallic and then painted dueling electric guitars with flames (nothing says rock star like flames). 
 Dueling Guitars

We painted his existing loft bed black (dad made it) and made a bench with cubby storage below. We will call this “Jam Central”.  We also added a custom corner desk. We had custom graphic bedding made.  I love it because it has flaming guitars and CDs.  We used his existing guitar collection as décor.  The coolest touch to this room is the canvas we made as a special tribute to his band.  His band is called “Emergency Release” and they got that name while riding the bus home from school (can’t you just picture them saying, “What should we call the band?” ….and then seeing the sign at the back of the bus and saying , “Emergency Release”

 IMG_0694Custom Corner Desk

The room turned out totally rad and as a bonus we added some special touches to his sister’s room too!

 Delaney's room

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. 


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