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Benjamin Moore Color Trends for 2017

By | February 6th, 2017|#GivingTuesday, DIY, Dwell with Dignity Press, Inspire, News, Our Blog, Supporter Spotlight, Thrift Studio|

“I never met a color I didn’t like.” - Dale Chihuly Our most colorful sponsor and beloved designer paint brand, Benjamin Moore, has released their highly anticipated 2017 Color Trends Palette. Designers, artists and creators around

DIY: Five Uses for Chalkboard Paint that will Organize Your Life

By | July 20th, 2015|DIY|

A DwD community project from 2013 at The Family Place offices! Over the years, chalkboard paint has become a Dwell with Dignity  signature look, and thanks Benjamin Moore, our official paint sponsor, and Texas Paint and Wallpaper, we have been able to incorporate chalkboard paint into many of home and community projects! A DwD home project from August 2014. How about brining the DwD chalkboard look into your own home? Today on the DwD blog, we have five easy ways you can organize your life with chalkboard paint thanks to these creative DIY ideas from our guest writer at Modernize!

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DIY: Marble Dipped Mugs

By | July 6th, 2015|DIY|

More home owners these days are doing away with wall to wall kitchen cabinetry and are instead replacing them with open shelves. You might be a little frightened by the idea of having all your dishes and tableware out in the open. However, there are several tips to keep your shelves looking pretty and clutter free. In addition, these DIY marble dipped mugs are a great way to add a unique touch to your shelves! It is the cheapest project I have done, and takes about 10 minutes to make. All you need is white mugs, nail polish, and a disposable plastic container. Now you may already have these on hand, but if not, I spent two dollars on 4 white, ceramic mugs from Goodwill and I am betting you can find some at your local thrift store as well.

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DIY: Fourth of July Wreath

By | June 8th, 2015|DIY|

Now that school and the sun is finally out, summer is in full force. With that being said, it’s not too early to start making your July 4th plans and decor! There’s something special about the Fourth of July: our proud country shares an overwhelming sense of patriotism that brings everyone together. Whether your home will host the celebration or not, decorating your home with red, white, and blue adds spirit to the height of summer. These ideas are a hodgepodge of ways to make a wreath using materials you may already have! So, if you have an old Christmas wreath that’s easy to take apart, then that is one less thing you’ll need to buy. Or if you have a one with red in it, then just leave it as it is and add blue and white accessories, like High Wire Living does with their wreath below. Source: Pinterest

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DIY: Zipper Pouch

By | May 25th, 2015|DIY|

A friend of mine’s birthday is coming up and she has recently discovered the word SWAG, so I decided to make her a small bag with the word SWAG printed on the front.  You need some basic sewing skills for this project, if you need a tutorial visit here.  I made a very basic zipper pouch, unlined. Supplies

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DIY: Homemade Hammocks

By | May 18th, 2015|DIY|

In Dallas, spring only lasts a few weeks — if we're lucky. Summer is right around the corner, so it's time to soak up as much of this wonderful weather as possible! Here are a

DIY: Branch Art

By | May 11th, 2015|DIY|

Bringing the outdoors in has long been a staple for interior designers when decorating a space. Organic material symbolizes life and thus creates an environment that stimulates energy and brain function. However, if you are like me and don’t have a green thumb, creating the illusion of greenery is really quite easy. Using tree branches, you can create a unique piece of art that looks elegant, rustic, modern, or contemporary. It’s really what type of media you chose to assemble with it; ornate frames lend itself to a more traditional look, while wood frames with larger branches feel rustic. You can also paint the branches, or leave it natural. I think it’s best to use a neutral color, to keep it looking organic. Photo by Tracie Stoll of Cleverly Inspired

DIY: Woven Tapesty

By | April 27th, 2015|DIY|

I know you have seen them all over Pinterest and Etsy!  I have wanted to give weaving a try for quite sometime, so I ordered a loom and bought some yarn and got to it.  I followed this great tutorial from A Beautiful Mess on the basics of weaving. You will need yarn in a few colors, a shuttle, and a tapestry needle.

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DIY: Mat Frame for Artwork

By | April 20th, 2015|DIY|

It’s safe to say that one person’s junk is another’s treasure. This is made evident by the rising trend in repurposing and salvaging of vintage and used furniture and accessories. But what are we missing by not shopping in our own storage closets and basements? You may find something you could actually use to create meaningful art pieces. So before you head out to the flea markets, scope out the rare finds that probably lie under your own roof. By creating a mat frame for these pieces, you can instantly turn children’s fridge art into a cute collage wall that when framed, looks like a collection of abstract art; or turn a memorable handwritten note into inspiration signage. The possibilities are endless! Source: Pinterest

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DIY: Our Fav IKEA Hacks

By | January 19th, 2015|DIY|

Most of our day is spent reusing and repurposing furniture and accessories to help us achieve our mission.  We want our dwellers to have a new life in a new home with budget friendly furniture.  We often find inspiration from a variety of places, including IKEA hacks.  Never heard of an “IKEA hack”?  It’s where one buys an inexpensive piece of IKEA furniture and turns it into something fabulous.  Here are some of our favorites…. Before a simple FJELL wardrobe for $449…  IKEA Fjell Wardrobe …turned into an amazing transformation by The Thinking Closet.  Thinking Closet

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