You may remember that earlier this year I served as leader of the DIY Committee for Dwell with Dignity’s first ever Atlanta home installation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit organization that furnishes homes for families transitioning out of homelessness. Their mission is to “help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time.” Our Atlanta Bloggers Group has partnered with them to help with the DIY portion of the project, and we have been gearing up for the second installation which is happening this week. Unfortunately due to my husband’s work schedule, kid’s school/sports/extracurricular activity schedule plus my current status of being almost 7 months pregnant, I was not able to lead DIY this time. Thankfully, my wonderful friend Dena has stepped into the role of leader and she is doing a fabulous job!
I did want to volunteer to help in some way, and while I couldn’t do as much as I wish I could this time around, I did make over a desk for the home. Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning of Gordon Dunning are the designers for the home, so they made the decisions about what projects our DIY Committee needed to execute. I am excited to see how this desk fits into their final vision.
Here is the desk before:
And here it is after. (Ignore the mess surrounding it — the desk stayed in the garage while I refinished it.):
I love the navy blue! (The color is Benjamin Moore “Old Navy,” in a gloss finish, by the way.) I can’t wait to see the home after it’s completely transformed, and this desk in its new spot. Be sure to check out Dwell with Dignity’s site and social media accounts for updates and a final reveal of the home after it’s installed. They do accept donations if you are interested too! It’s a wonderful organization and I was blessed to see first-hand how their work affects the lives of families getting back on their feet.
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