Updating a Vintage Vanity Chair To Use For Child’s Desk

INSIDE: How to reupholster a vintage vanity stool. And use it as for kids bedroom decor.

How to Update a Vintage Vanity Stool and Use It For a Child's Deck | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com*This DIY home decor project is part of the Thrift Store Challenge. Check out the other creative ideas below!*

My daughter fell off her bike. Total accident on what was otherwise a relaxing, after dinner bike ride around the neighborhood. Many bandages later, we rallied the team together the next morning, filled their little bellies with some donuts and set off to a vintage market.

Because daddy was on duty during the accident prone bike excursion, he had a lot of guilt. So when he found a little vintage stool that was the perfect height for our daughter’s chair-less desk, he didn’t let his otherwise frugality get in the way of passing up this find.

This is how we brought this antique vanity stool into the modern day with spray paint and some vinyl fabric…
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DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a bright and colorful DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath.

DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI don’t know about you but I cannot pass up a Mexican fiesta! Taco Tuesday is probably the best day of the week. And as an Arizonan, burritos, guacamole and margaritas are just part of our southwest way of life. Which is why National Margarita Day (February 22nd) and Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) are great days of celebration!

To celebrate these days of fiesta, I have created a colorful front door wreath. It’s bright, fast and fun! Salt or no salt, let’s celebrate today…
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10 Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas

INSIDE: A collection of Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas

10 cute and lovely DIY Valentine's Day crafts and ideas | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDo you enjoy decorating and crafting for all the various holidays like I do? Clearly, by the many boxes packed away in the garage, I enjoy myself a holiday!

So with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve gathered an assortment of fun, cute and easy-to-do heart-shaped and love-filled crafts and projects for you to accomplish before Cupid strikes.

Here are 10 DIY Valentine’s Day crafts and ideas…
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DIY Succulent Valentine’s Day Wreath from Chocolate Box

INSIDE: How to use a chocolate box to create a DIY succulent Valentine’s Day wreath

DIY Succulent Valentine's Day Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDon’t ask me why I’ve held onto a satin Valentine’s Day chocolate box. But, stored away in my holiday decorations box, has been this heart-shaped box for the past couple of years. Finally, I’ve thought of something crafty to do with it this Valentine’s Day.

Gathering a few supplies, I quickly — like within 10 minutes — put together a unique DIY succulent Valentine’s Day wreath. Grab your hot glue gun, a sampling of chocolates and here’s how I did it…
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How To Save Money on Home with Groupon Coupons

INSIDE: Find home decor deals for the home and save money with Groupon Coupons.

How to save money on home with Groupon Coupons | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThis is a sponsored post. But the opinions are all mine as a Groupon user.

I’m sure you’re a lot like me. You want to outfit your home with great things but you also want to do it on a budget.

Sometimes I think “thrifty” should be my middle name! ‘Cause I’m all about the deal and doing more for less as so many of my home decor projects reflect.

Save Money with Groupon Coupons

And this is where Groupon Coupons comes in. Did you know that Groupon offers more than just event tickets or restaurant coupons? You can find all sorts of home tools and home decor accessory items through Groupon.

Here are some deal items I have found:

  • Personalized photo items — photo books, blanket throws, coffee mugs
  • Custom artwork — canvas wall prints, photo prints on metal
    (I have metal signs purchased through Groupon. You can see them in this home project.)
  • Custom wood wall art  — family wall signs, personalized bamboo serving boards, which would look great as part of a gallery wall display
  • Color changing lighting systems
    (I have a color changing lighting strip installed on this project. Super cool effect!)
  • Comfy bedding and pillows — a good night’s rest to tackle your next home DIY craft project!
  • Organizing systems — makeover storage, dishware organizers
  • Home technology — wireless door bell, motion activated solar lights
  • Furniture — end tables, freestanding mirrors, bar stools, patio umbrellas

Some of the home decor name brands on Groupon:

  • Lowes
  • Joss and Main
  • Allposters.com
  • Cuisinart
  • Serta

Finding coupons through Groupon is both easy and free! There’s no membership fees or “club” to join. You can search for your topic keyword or under “Goods” in the site’s menu bar. You can set your price range or select to only see items from a particular brand.

Don’t overlook Groupon for finding deals on home technology, furniture and wall art. You’ll have more $ to spend on the next item home To Do project!

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DIY Superhero Boys Bed with Wood Superhero Emblem

Inside: How to turn a Craigslist twin bed into a DIY superhero boys bed with spray paint and DIY wood superhero emblem.

DIY Superhero Boys Bed | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comHave you ever noticed that home projects seem to take on their own life? We recently installed new flooring in our kids bedrooms. Yay! Check the box on that long overdue home To Do. However, the act of moving furniture out of rooms quickly led to several furniture updating projects dotting our backyard landscape.

One such project was completely redoing our 5-year old’s Craigslist bed frame to better fit into his superhero themed bedroom. With all the bed frame pieces laying on old sheets across the backyard, this is how we turned a plain wood bed frame into a DIY superhero boys bed. This is project is also part of a Thrift Store Challenge. Scroll down to the end of this post to see other Thrift Store upcycles by some 30 bloggers…
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Host a Valentine’s Day Card Making Party for Kids

INSIDE: How to host a Valentine’s Day card making party for kids at home.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Making Party | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comTo me, Valentine’s Day is very much like Thanksgiving. It’s a simple holiday that has one main focus. For Valentine’s Day that focus is love …and friendship and kindness and, least but not ever last, chocolate! Teach the kids the gift of friendship with a DIY Valentine’s Day card making party at home.

Set out the Valentine’s Day card making basics: stickers, crayons and blank cards and let their Valentine’s creativity shine!

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DIY Fabric Heart Decorations Using Remnants

DIY Fabric Heart Decorations | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI have three young kids. Enough said, right?! When I don’t have to put them in car seats, take them out the same car seats 15 minutes later, give my “We’re in a parking lot, stop fooling around” lecture and then yoga breathe as I zip around the store…just to buy craft supplies. Yeah…

So when I teamed up with a group of friends to come up with a crafty creation using supplies we already had at home (read: no trips to the store), you can guess that I jumped at that challenge!

Come see what #CraftyDestash I came up with by riffling through my overflowing fabric box…
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DIY: How to Make Rolled Fabric Flowers From Fabric Remnants

DIY Rolled Fabric Flowers | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI’m a sucker for several things. I’ll take anything with polka dots. I am not beyond wearing something with a bow. And I love to add fabric flowers to dress something up. I wonder what that says about me?!

Case in point, an upcycled DIY sweater winter wreath I created. Sure it looked fine on its own. But it may look even better with, you guessed it, a handful of fabric flowers!

Today I’m sharing with you how to create simple DIY rolled fabric flowers using fabric remnants. Let’s learn…
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DIY Sweater Winter Wreath with Upcycled Scarf Rosettes

DIY Sweater Winter Wreath with Upcycled Scarf Rosettes | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comMy poor sweater bit the dust. It was the perfect color to go with anything and the perfect weight for our chilly then suddenly warm Arizona weather. I think what did it in was strapping on Child #1 into the baby carrier while towing a protesting Child #2 as we walked Child #3 into kindergarten every morning. Apparently, that school year was just too much for the sweater to withstand (and probably mom too) and hole after hole, it slowly become unwearable.

But do you think I tossed it? No! It was re-purposed into a DIY sweater winter wreath. And while at it, I also upcycled an old scarf to create accent flower rosettes. And this is how I did it…
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