Playrooms & Play Spots


Benjamin Moore’s Robin’s Egg Blue is the wall color of this fun-loving room. The wall color is the perfect background for the bright bold colors. Images from the Handmade Home   Simplicity and bright colors found here. Loving the apple green accents with the family photos printed in apple green. Image from here. A spot …continue reading

Unique Shelving Options


Storage is always a premium and cute storage can be difficult to come by!  Here are a few fun and funky shelf ideas that would be great for bedrooms, bathrooms, playrooms, or other adolescent spaces.     {via}  Skateboard Shelves are a great way to add unique shelving to your skater’s space!   {via}   {via} …continue reading

Trash To Treasure: Crib Turned Chalkboard Easel


This amazing chalkboard easel use to look like this…   dumpster diving has it’s benefits.  Actually the crib was found next to the dumpster by Katie from Notes From A Very Red Kitchen. She sanded, painted and came up with a brilliant easel. Instructions on the how-to found here. Rust-Oleum 206540 Chalkboard Brush-On

Lisa Leonard Jewelry Giveaway – CLOSED!


We are so fortunate to have Lisa Leonard sponsor a giveaway for TWO lucky Design Dazzle readers each receiving a $50 gift certificate to any item in Lisa’s amazing jewelry store. Lisa creates meaningful, beautiful handmade jewelry. How sweet is this???? Heartstrings…   A 3″ solid pewter heart is hand-cast and hand-stamped with three lines …continue reading

Kids: Activity Art Wall


  Magnetic wall + chalkboard + dry erase + sliding ladder = amazing art activity wall!! Clever, clever idea to use all of these different mediums to create one fantastic wall. Michelle from Girl In Air is the mastermind behind this awesome wall.        To view images and for instructions check out Girl …continue reading

Vintage School Themed Party


  Amazing Vintage School Themed kids party with grade school fun. I love this idea. Check here for more information and pics.   How cute are these?????  

Thank You 5,000 Followers!


A BIG HUGE thank you to everyone for following Design Dazzle! This blog happens because of YOU!!!  Followers/readers, Facebook likes, emails and kind comments all help fuel the fire.  I certainly couldn’t have done it without you!!! I’m truly amazed (and flattered) that anybody is really interested in what I have to say and share …continue reading

Free Printable: Father’s Day Scratch Off Card


Have you ever wondered how to make a scratch off card – kind of like a scratch off lottery ticket? Well – now you can! Instructions are shown below on how-to make scratch off stickers for the FREE printable card. Giving dad a Father’s Day scratch off card will make him feel like he’s won …continue reading

Shared Kids Rooms: Boy Girl Rooms


This A Bit of Sunshine room shows a closet-turned-crib-area for a baby girl (she shares the room with an older brother). Bold colors make this room pop! Room paint colors: Sprinkle (wall paint) and Tropical Bloom (behind crib): Valspar. Darling crib shelf  and doily banner. Designing a boy girl shared room can be a challenge. …continue reading

Sweet Eclectic Mod Nursery


  Talented photographer (and talented designer) Johanna of Hanna Mac Photography created this sweet, eclectic mod nursery for her daughter Mia. The colors and pattern choices are awesome – so is the black chalkboard paint with”chalk” artwork and frames.  Johanna purchased this crib (loving the price).  She sanded the brown finish off and painted it …continue reading