Join us for an evening at M.A.Designs where you will learn how to create your own customized 'GLAM' hand stamped jewelry piece!
Our M.A.Design Team will show you how to creatively work with metal and how to work with metal stamps to create your own customized hand stamped jewelry piece. You can choose to learn how to stamp your initial, name or word on your metal charm and you can also decide if you would like to create a necklace, key chain or even a name tag for your four legged friend. Plus you will get to 'GLAM' out your creation with charms, jewels, pearls, just an endless selection of add on to create a true one of a kind piece!
Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door the evening of event. Click HERE to purchase tickets online!
Friday, September 26th 7:00pm
Morgan Allen Designs, 150 Howell Street Dallas TX 75207
For Further Information Please Contact Ashley or Blake: 214.760.9902
Join Morgan Allen Designs for a night of shopping, jewelry making, and wine and cheese tasting! The party starts with select furniture and home decor being 30% off, then M.A.D Food Co Team will be serving wine and cheeses. Top off the night by learning to create your own cork necklaces, you can even bring your own special wine cork for a memorable piece! Buy your tickets online for $45 or at the door for $55.
As the heat starts to engulf our summer days here in TX and the days just get longer and hotter with no prospect of being able to get out for a leisurely walk with the dogs, I try to look around the shop and start making myself stay busy inside. So, as I look around I start to make a list of all the spaces that I need to tackle to either organize, decide to give a fresh new look to or BOTH! My husband and I are fortunate to work side by side together at M.A.Designs, so he is a good eye and extra hand to help with my summer renovations.
For the first project we are starting in the office. It needs some new life to the drab space and some definite organization. During the summer I tend to adore lots of color but always with a touch of simplicity.
Simple designs are always a motto around here. To make a space redesign focused it's nice to break down the space with 5 categories of design that you want to focus on to make the space your own. I broke down into 5 categories that describe the perfect office for me. White, color, plants, brass and patterns. I want every inch of my office to be cheerful and inspiring, but balanced with minimalism and not overloaded. Just like a blank canvas, a few pops of color here and there, inspiring patterns, touch of brass and gold for light and a few plants for freshness will do the trick.
The fun part is, that when redecorating an office, you can get a bit crafty too! Below we have listed some perfect DIY projects that not only truly make the space your own by allowing you to create your own decor items, but also help you save a few bucks on the budget! So get creative, be bold and take charge of your summer office renovations with these DIY transformation ideas!
1. Besides all the office essential, it’s relaxing to have some fun decorations! I feel for this simple paper wreath, that would look just perfectly on any wall, or desk!
2. Who need post its when you can have your own mini chalkboard! And how sweet and rustic it looks on wood?
3. Putting washi tape in a good use! Cords don’t always need to be messy and white!
4. Watercolor, with bright colors paper tags, as color swatches to add some pop into your desk.
5. One of my favorite coasters probably. And so easy to make. Leather silver and leather gold.
6. Probably the most easy and fun DIY for an office. All you need to use is nail polish to give a new “breath” to your office tacks.
7. I would say yes to color dipped everything, especially a plant pot!
How much time do you have? HGTV Magazine shows you three cute ways to redo a basic wood dresser, no matter your time constraints.
You can transform a drab dresser in only a few hours. More time to spare? Check out these three ideas for any schedule and style. See a link at the bottom of a slide? Click it for details on each project, including step-by-step images and specific paint colors. Happy DIYing!
Remove the drawers and knobs. Dip just the tip of the brush into latex paint. Dab the bristles on a paper towel, then brush the paint onto the dresser with quick, light strokes so the wood grain shows through. Paint the entire frame, including the legs, using this dry-brush method.
Paint the drawer fronts and frame with one color of latex paint. Let dry, then insert the drawers. Tape off your first stripe by applying delicate-surface painter’s tape. Repeat, running another piece of tape parallel to the first. Use a utility knife to slice the tape between the drawers, pressing down the edges.
Prime the frame and drawer fronts. Let dry while you cut the wrapping paper into strips and squares. Apply Mod Podge matte finish onto the dresser frame and back of the paper one piece at a time. Stick the paper to the frame, overlapping the edges and smoothing out air bubbles. Apply a coat of Mod Podge … More
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We are so excited at Morgan Allen Designs to get our hands on 5 original Jack Daniel Whiskey barrels! They are awesome the vintage wood, the stamp of Jack Daniels, the unique design from a sticker that was placed on the barrels when they were used in barrel races, make these barrels unique and one of a kinds!
So, as I sat at the shop and after staring at them for awhile I didn't want to just use them as a table base, although I love that and was the first thing we did with one of the barrels that you can see below. Make for a perfect high top round table with our custom tractor seat bar-stools. A fabulous rustic chic look don't you think? Well with the other four barrels I want to get creative, I want to re-purpose them into a furniture design that's not only unique but gives these barrels a new purpose from their old like of aging and holding whiskey. My search started on Pinterest, of course :) And wow was I shocked, surprised and oh so inspired to see all the different designs and creative ways people of re-purposed and up-cycled their barrel projects!
Take a look at the Pinterest search I found and tell us what is your favorite re-purposed barrel design! What would you like to see our MAD Team create? Just comment below and we look forward to posting what custom barrel designs we end up with!
We have started our MAD Summer Sale at our storefront in the Dallas Design District! We have everything from Kreiss Collection Beds & Couches to custom repurposed and up cycled furniture designs & home decor all on sale up to 62% OFF!!! Stop by the store before June 30th to take advantage of these ridiculously awesome pricing!
We couldn't say it better....
The only people for me are the MAD ones, the ones who are MAD to live, MAD to talk, MAD to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the one who never yawn or say a commonplace things, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars... Jack Kerouac
Look no further! At M.A.Designs we are now offering event services in the Dallas Design District. Everything from a girls night out, art / jewelry / sewing party, movie night, birthday party venue and everything else in between. Within our 6,000 square foot space we can turn your dream event or small get together into a reality. There is nothing too small or big for our M.A.Design team and we have the capabilities to do everything for decor, staging and catering in house so all you have to do is show up and enjoy your event. Contact us for more details on how we can accommodate your next event!
Learn more about our events here: http://www.morganallendesigns.com/collections/m-a-d-events
Contact: Ashley or Blake Penn at 214.760.9902 / email@example.com
Jun 06, 2014 01:19 pm Authored by Jennifer Smart
There’s always something going on in the Design District and here’s a round-up of the latest news at some of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants.
A few weeks ago we sent out a note announcing that Oak is now open for Friday lunches. From 11am – 2pm every Friday you now have yet another lunch option in the neighborhood. Oh, but here’s the real news, they’re calling their lunch the Three Martini Lunch. Here’s the scoop. ”Choose one (or several!) of any three handcrafted martinis to celebrate the end of the work week. The martinis will be mixed and served on a cosmopolitan cart, designed locally by Morgan Allen Designs. Three options of martini will be available for $8, as well as a nonalcoholic choice (also $8).” Um, count me in.
Our Kimber Bar Cart will be OAK's new rolling martini cart. So summon it over for a choice of three martinis (one classic and two not classic), then watch as your drink is prepared table side. Then take the rest of the afternoon off.