Boo’s Room Inspiration

I finally got around to decorating Boo’s room for the first time since she was a baby. While she was at school today we:

1. re-painted the walls.
2. repainted the furniture white.
3. installed carpet.

We had some help from Mr. LBB’s guys but it’s like extreme room makeover in a day.  She’s going to be shocked when she comes home.  I ordered some bedding from Pottery Barn and it’s supposed to be here in a day or so.  Once the room is completely finished I’ll show the entire thing.

Here’s the inspiration board:

Boo's Extreme Room Makeover: Girl Room Ideas on a budget (Boo's purple stripe inspired room with DIY ideas) via


1. Requisite Gray Paint Color (Sherwin Williams)
2. Purple Striped Bedding from Pottery Barn
3. Graffiti Desk DIY
4. Framed Art Print (by Boo!)
5. Paper Mache Unicorn DIY
6. Ikea Chandelier
7. Ikea Spice (Book) Racks (re-painted white)


Here’s her furniture outside this morning being re-painted using the paint sprayer.  Using the industrial sprayer every piece was primed and painted in under 2 hours. I love efficiency.  Good thing it’s over-seeding season in the desert and the grass has just been seeded since we painted it all:

How to repaint furniture via #upcycle


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The Casita Office Makeover

DIY office makeover ideas via #decor #office #diy #homedecor #organization #thrifting

I’d never heard of a “casita” before I moved to California. It’s a little detached guest room off the house.  Nice because if you don’t use it you can leave the air conditioning off and save money!  We turned ours into a sewing studio a few years ago but then we outgrew it and now it’s the official Lil Blue Boo office.

Here’s the before:

Office Makeover Re-decorating BEFORE via #decor #office #diy #homedecor #organization #thrifting

Office Makeover Re-decorating AFTER via #decor #office #diy #homedecor #organization #thrifting


I love how the neutral palette turned out.  I am still trying to figure out what kind of chairs I want to use….but they have to be comfortable!  This is my side of the office. It doesn’t get used a lot right now because I have my “dining room” office too: [Read more…]

The Office Makeover: Craft Storage (Free Vintage Label Download)

Martha eat your heart out. I labeled 70 boxes yesterday with vintage-inspired labels.  It’s part of my big office makeover. I can’t show you the office yet because it’s a disaster. Anyway, it took almost all day to organize the boxes and create the labels but I feel really organized now:

Craft and Art Supply Storage (with free vintage label printable) via

The shelves were an early Christmas present from Mr. LBB.  This area is a hallway behind my office….technically it’s a “butler’s pantry” for serving food and storage but it’s the perfect area to store supplies right off my work area.  The wall space above the countertop was just empty space.  The area used to be a huge sunken living room before we remodeled a few years ago. We added a wall at the end of the room to create the storage space.

Here’s what it looked like two weeks ago:

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The Extreme Cabinet Makeover

So, I’m not sure any of you remember…..but RIGHT before I was diagnosed with cancer last year I was about to embark on a big interior makeover of our house. I like to do most things by myself….I love the challenge of a project. It’s been a little over a year now and I’ve decided it’s time to start again. There are lots of projects going on here but the first big one was this week when they took away my TV cabinet to refinish it. I’ll give you a hint of where I’m headed….I’m going from all beige and browns to all greys and whites….think Restoration Hardware.

Here’s the before:

The Extreme Cabinet Makeover (Before) via
And here’s the after: [Read more…]