Whoohoo! Another Dwell with Dignity makeover! This one was easy, breezy (for me, anyway) thanks to the sweet peeps at Codarus, their adorably handsome founder Cody, as well as VP of showroom operations Katrena. Cody and Katrena killed it (which is not surprising if you’ve seen the Codarus showroom here in ATL), but I’ll let the before and after pics do the talking on that one.
If you’re new around here, Dwell with Dignity is a Dallas-based non-profit dedicated to helping families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one household at a time. With the help of some dedicated volunteers, we now have a provisional chapter here in Atlanta. DwD helps families transition from homelessness or poverty and provides them a home. Not just a roof over their heads, but a place they can be proud of. A place that they can have their friends or family over for holidays, birthdays and just because. A place where their little ones can grow up and have a “new normal”. Life is about God, love, family and sharing time and experiences with each other. DwD provides a place for a family to do that, not just a place to survive. You know that feeling you get when you’ve worked all day and it’s been a bear of a day and you walk into your house and just… “ahhhh”… you can finally relax. You’re at home. Okay, back up and think about it again, but this time, you get home and you walk into an almost empty room. How relaxing is that?
That’s where DwD comes in and flips the script. In this case, Codarus handled the whole project with the exception of a few tiny DIY’s.
Okay, let’s get to it!
(All photos by Tom England)
Here’s the living room before:
I can’t quit that mirror.
Here’s the breakfast nook before:
And the kitchen before the makeover…
These new pulls make such a difference!
This kitchen island was one of the DIY projects.
Before, it was a dirty white. I just patched it in some places and gave it a nice, fresh coat of Decorator’s White and now it gives the family a great place for storage and also does a great job of defining these two spaces. For those apartment dwellers out there, you know how valuable this added counter space is, too.
Here’s the bathroom:
Here it is after:
Ready for my personal fav?!
Here’s the bedroom before:
Mom and daughter were previously sharing a bed, but Cody gave them each their own space. This room is bright and colorful but still peaceful and serene and I just love it.
Can you even believe that transformation?!
Cody took the doors off of both closets. Container Store came in and pimped out one of them:
And the other was turned in a desk space for the little one:
So fun, right?!
Shameless self-promotion: that pillow cover is from the Etsy Shop. 🙂
This dresser was one of my DIY jobs. It got a coat of paint and a faux brass/vintage gold finish on the trim and legs that I’ll be sharing soon.
Here’s another view of the bedroom:
Fun fact: I’m hiding in that closet.
Special thanks from Codarus to all those who made this possible: Katrena Griggs, Robert Royale, Ann Wisniewski, Nancy Foster. Also, thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to this great cause: Abyss & Habidecor, Benjamin Moore, Bungalow 5, Boutross Linens, The Container Store, Cyan Design, Dash and Albert Rugs, Design Legacy, Lacefield Designs, Made Goods, Moss Studio, Pigeon and Poodle, Pine Cone Hill, Waylande Gregory Studios, and Zoe Bios Creative.