Beach Printables for DIY Summertime Decor

INSIDE: Decorate your home for summer with FREE beach printables for easy summertime decor.

Free downloadable summertime beach printables for wall art | Dazzle While Frazzled.comI am a mid-western girl who made her way through Longhorn Country to the dry and dusty southwest. But where does my heart lay? Anything sand and sea. The coast will forever be my happy place. Is it bad that I look forward to our couple weeks at the ocean all.year.long?

Having just completed a beach-themed gallery wall, the sand and sea is clearly still on my mind. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that I’m sharing with you some fun and FREE beach printables for DIY summertime decor!


Come “sea” what I mean…
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How To Make An Easy Photo Frame from a Hardcover Book

INSIDE: How to turn a hardcover coffee table book into an easy photo frame.

How to turn a hardcover coffee table photo book into a wall photo frame | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comMy house is in Round Two. No, I’m not talking about some neighborhood ‘dukes up’ action; I’m talking decor. The first go around involved painting walls and simply dropping furniture into a room. Now a couple years later, I’m revisiting each room and making it feel more like “us”.

It is in this second pass through each room that I came across a beach-y hardcover book tucked in tightly on a shelf. This coffee table book would be the perfect addition to the beach themed gallery wall I was putting together in our family room.


So grab a hardcover book and an exacto knife in order to turn any book into a neat wall frame. Like this…
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DIY Summertime Fiesta Wreath from Paper Napkins

INSIDE: How to make an easy summertime fiesta wreath made totally from paper napkins and hot glue gun.

If you walked into my pantry right now and looked up to the very top shelf, you’d see two beverage containers stuffed to the ceiling with party crap stuff. Paper plates, plastic cups, streamers…and more paper party napkins than I’ll probably ever use in my lifetime!

If I had a nickel for every cocktail and dinner napkin I own, I’d be able to buy myself something pretty. But I really don’t want to be rich in paper goods!


So when the top shelf of the pantry starts to look like it could quickly become a hazard, you pull out the glue gun and make a wreath. Like this…
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DIY Kids Backyard Sandbox with Redwood Fence Posts

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How do you start your weekends? If my husband had his way, we’d sleep in and lounge around. Wrong wife, wrong life! As soon as he’s had a few sips of coffee, I hit him with my standard, “What’s our plan for the weekend?” After a dozen years of marriage, he knows I’m referring to what Weekend Warrior-DIY projects we will check off the home To Do.

One of these many projects has been to build the kids a wooden sandbox to get them outside to play. And add a fabric canopy cover to keep the Arizona sun at bay.


There’s nothing quite like hauling home lumber to get the weekend started right! Here’s how to easily build a DIY kids sandbox using redwood fence posts. And our “plan” for easing those Weekend Warrior aches and pains with TYLENOL®.
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DIY Modern Table Lamps with Paint and Twine

INSIDE: How to refurbish thrift store mid-century modern table lamps with paint and twine.

My husband has a problem. He is “addicted” to a Mid-Century Modern For Sale group on Facebook. I can’t tell you how many times he has tagged me on an item he thinks we should consider purchasing.

Ten dollars later, this is how we wound up with two retro-inspired table lamps sitting in my foyer. And those lamps sat there for at least two weeks, as I walked by multiple times per day, trying to figure out what to do with them.


Apparently, my first attempt at updating them was a Big Time fail. Or as my husband called them “clown lamps”. Can’t win them all but here’s how we compromised with DIY Round Two…
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How to Stencil a Fun Pattern on a Ceiling

INSIDE: How to stencil a fun pattern on a ceiling with Cutting Edge Stencils.

How to stencil a fun pattern on a ceiling with paint using Cutting Edge Stencils | Dazzle While Frazzled.comWhat wild home decor ideas do you get after flipping through a magazine? When you are sitting at your child’s sporting practice for an hour+, your mind may easily wonder to how great it would be do something fun and colorful to an otherwise boring ceiling.

This is how I found myself perched atop a ladder in the middle of my foyer, foam roller in one hand and painter’s tape in another, stencil a pattern onto the ceiling.


While I am not a self-described stenciling pro, I have successfully stenciled two long walls in our house before. However, a ceiling was something new! It was a little more neck-craning (thank gawd for Ibuprofen!) but the results are pretty awesome! Here are the before’s and after’s…
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Stay Frazzled-Free With Efficient Kitchen Appliances and Practical Tips

INSIDE: How to set up an efficient and organized kitchen with kitchen appliances by AJ Madison.

How do you stay “frazzled-free” in the kitchen? With three constantly snacking kids, an equally always hungry dog and a still growing husband, I spend a lot of time standing in my kitchen. Whether it’s chopping up veggies, cleaning up from the mid-day snacking or prepping dinner before we leave for baseball practice or swim team, I’m in my kitchen a lot!

In order to help me remain sane in the midst of what often feels like kitchen mayhem, I depend on my handy and efficient kitchen appliances to get me through the day. If I didn’t have a great dishwasher or a reliable refrigerator, my daily life would be more frazzled than it already is!


How to stay frazzled-free in the kitchen with reliable and efficient kitchen appliances and kitchen organization tips | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comPhoto courtesy of AJ Madison

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manage kitchen chaos with efficient kitchen appliances

One of the hardest working appliances for our busy family is the dishwasher. I’m not sure I’d be the “happy homemaker” I am without one! One of my favorite features of today’s dishwasher is the sound reducing features. My house is loud enough without a dishwasher running in the background! On my list for our kitchen when it’s time for an upgrade is a Bosch Dishwasher.

How to stay frazzled-free in the kitchen with reliable and efficient kitchen appliances and kitchen organization tips | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comPhoto courtesy of AJ Madison

Are you like me, constantly repeating “Close the fridge door!”, to a parade of always hungry kids?! Story of my frazzled life. In the few minutes the door is closed, it makes me happy to have a pretty and sleek refrigerator as part of my kitchen decor. And a large freezer doesn’t hurt either!
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where to shop for efficient kitchen appliances?

Why run all over town visiting every big box appliance store? Been there, done that with kids in tow. Not fun! You can actually enjoy the process of shopping for a new dishwasher or refrigerator – while sitting on the couch in your comfiest clothing – online by visiting AJ Madison. A little appliance shopping and a bowl of ice cream makes for a successful day!

how to stay efficient and organized in the kitchen

I am far from a fabulous chef but I can read a recipe like a pro! Here are some of my favorite tips for remaining sane, efficient and organized in the kitchen:

  • Have a “triangle”. If your kitchen is not set up with the stove, refrigerator and sink forming the shape of a triangle, keep your pots and pans, cooking utensils and cutting boards within easy reach in the triangle zone.
  • Keep the spices and cooking oils within an arm’s reach. No more running back and forth to the pantry.
  • Can you eliminate multiple small appliances by having one do double (or triple) duty?
  • Short on pantry space? Use pretty containers that not only hold flour, sugar, rice and other staples but also act as attractive counter top decor.
  • And my favorite, clean as you go!

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DIY Vintage Linens No Sew 10 Minute Table Runner

INSIDE: How to make a no sew, 10 minute table runner using vintage linens and napkins.

Do you have any vintage cloth napkins hidden away in a sideboard? Or found the desire to dig through a pile of assorted table linens at a thrift store for a few antique gems? Yes and Yes, is what I say.

But when I found myself on the receiving end of a very large stash of antique linens, I just had to give them a purpose outside of sitting neatly folded in a drawer. I wanted to showcase their vintage details and beauty. Plus I needed a table runner for my dining room table!


In 10 “frazzled-free” minutes, here’s how to create a no sew table runner. Vintage table linens or not…

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How To Make A Thrifty Ethan Allen Dresser Knock Off For $20

INSIDE: How to make a thrifty $20 knock off version of an Ethan Allen girls Wonderland dresser.

How to make a thrifty Ethan Allen girls bedroom dresser knock off for $20 | DazzleWhileFrazzledHave you opened the mailbox to find a catalog you’ve never signed up for? Seems to happen at least once a week. Catalogs for bird lovers (what??), magazines on how to get abs of steel (what??), clothing for someone twice my age (what??). I really should cancel all these and save a few trees, shouldn’t I?

So when an Ethan Allen furniture catalog found its way into my mailbox, I couldn’t help but flip through it. It is Ethan Allen after all. Gorgeous furnishings that are way out of my stay-at-home mom “salary”!


However that’s when I saw this super cute dresser from their Disney furniture line. It only cost $1,899! Could I replicate it for less? Let’s find out…
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DIY Girls Bedroom Decor with a Thrifty Budget

INSIDE: How to DIY girls bedroom decor with a thrifty budget.

DIY Girls Bedroom Decor on a Thrifty Budget | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comA vintage chandelier and a spunky little girl. Those were the two motivators to getting our 7-year old’s bedroom decorated and checked off the (very long) home To Do list.

It all started when this plucky girl announced her desire for a “princess canopy bed”. As with most home projects, one seemingly small project became a giant snowball of multiple projects all going simultaneously! (You should’ve seen the state of our garage.)


The bed led to redoing the dresser which led to re-purposing an old, vintage vanity stool to updating a bookcase. Snowball. And here’s how we did it all for less than $150…
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