Saturday, July 7, 2012

LHJ: The Amazing Dresser Do-Over

What do Ann Curry, an ad for chafing cream, and Dumped and Discovered have in common???  THEY ARE ALL IN THE AUGUST ISSUE OF LADIES' HOME JOURNAL!!!


I cannot believe that a business that started as a hobby has landed our little venture in the pages of a national magazine!  What an honor!

It all started about a year ago when I got an email from an editor of the magazine.  She found my little 'ole blog among the millions of incredible blogs out there and liked the idea of using paintable wallpaper on dressers.  How funny!  What we did out of necessity and peeling veneer caught the eye of people who actually know what they are doing!  Over the course of several months, we discussed logistics and pinched ourselves (many, many times!).  In April, a fabulous photographer named Mali Azima from Atlanta, GA visited our home and made us look like real pros.  I should say, I have to give credit to Mr. Dump for buying my dress that morning (I had a little wardrobe crisis the day of the shoot), and for holding/moving the screens/lights and generally being completely patient and letting the magazine pretend this business is all about me.  We all know this is a team effort!

Anyway, Mali spent the whole day staging, shopping the house for accessories, and Skyping with a stylist to get the best shots.  Those pictures are on page 28 (where I am pretty sure they Photoshopped a dimple on my cheek!).  The pictures on page 30, however, that show the process were all taken by Mr. Dump.

We were pretty sure the magazine would come out today, but called Barnes and Noble to confirm.  The 15-year-old who doesn't know Ann Curry from Jillian Michaels (July's cover girl) assured us that it wouldn't come out for another week.  When we casually stopped by Harris Teeter this evening to double check the 15-year-old's knowledge, we may or may not have done some squealing!  The policeman guarding the store looked more than a little alarmed!  We bought every copy they had and did cartwheels in the parking lot.

It is a big day for Dumped and Discovered and we couldn't have done it without you!  Thank you for your sweet comments, encouraging words, and patience with us when the school year takes over.  If you would like an autographed copy... :-)



Happy Junkin'!

Sarah

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44 comments:

  1. YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so proud of my baby sister!!!!!!

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  2. That is absolutely the coolest! Congrats! I will have to run out to get my very own copy!

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  3. I am reading it now....the magazine came yesterday and it was sitting on my desk...as soon as I read your blog I picked it up, turned to page 28 and there you are...I'm so excited for you AND your husband.

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  4. Congratulations! I'm going to have to pick up a copy. Nice dress too.

    Bliss

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  5. Conratulations! This is huge - and well deserved!!!

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  6. Is it crazy that I'm just as excited to be following a lil 'ol blog featured in LHJ as you two are to birth this beauty... OK well maybe not QUITE as excited but never the less, I'm thrilled for you both. Maybe your NEXT article will feature Mr. Stylist... I mean Mr. Dump and his Dump Day Wednesdays!!!

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  7. Momma and Pappa Dump think your amazing.

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  8. How exciting! Who knew our baby girl would grow up to be a celebrity? Mom says, "Does anyone realize how much she looks like Brooke Shields?" Can't wait to get back to civilization and raid all of the newsstands. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Dump, you've hit the big time!

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  9. Oh I am so thrilled for you. I will definitley go and pick it up. What an honor and so beautiful. Congratulations!!!! Hugs, marty

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  10. AWESOME!!! I love your blog and I had just shown my mom the paint able wallpaper blog you did. And here it is now on LHJ. We have a dresser with veneer cracking on top that we are getting ready to tackle. Also I visited Sleepy Poet yesterday.... your booth is getting empty, so you must be selling out fast! I loved the grey painted large mirror and all of your blue canning jars oh and the pulley! If you ever head to Gastonia don't forget to visit my 2 booths at B&B Antiques, to see our (thanks to you) shabby furniture and cool junk! Can't wait to read this article!!! Halie Ruppe from Blacksburg SC

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  11. Wow, that's wonderful! So happy for the both of you. We don't have that magazine over here, but from the pics, the feature looks great :-) Great stuff!

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  12. Congrats, that has to feel pretty amazing!

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  13. Congratulations, you made it! its really amazing.

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  14. Congratulations!
    {found you on the blog hop and am a new follower!}

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  15. Wow...what an honor for you! Congrats! Found you on the blog hop and am now a new follower.

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  16. Love Love the idea of using the paintable wallpaper. Congratulations on the magazine! That's awesome. I am now a new follower!

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  17. I am THRILLED for you and Mr. Dump! What a fortunate contact that led to something so marvelous! I am going to buy the mag!
    Regards,
    Darlene

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  18. You hit the big time and rightly so! Congratulations on making your glossy debut!
    Liz

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  19. Well Done! I love to see people do what you do and get credit for it!

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  20. Congratulations, that is so exciting!!

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  21. Congratulations on the magazine publication! THAT'S a pretty big deal and you should be so proud!

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  22. How awesome!! Congrats. Visiting from The Brambleberry Cottage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  23. Congratulations. That is so wonderful. It must feel great to receive such wonderful recognition. Well deserved!

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  24. Congratulations! thats awesome :)

    New follower from the Blog Hop
    -Buffi
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

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  25. Its a wonderful thing when creativity and resourcefulness align with talent {OK, that would be my description of you} ... and well deserved recognition is given {magazine article}. Congrats!

    Found your blog through the Beyond The Picket Fence party; I posted a furniture makeover there using fabric. Following you now, know there are many more great ideas to read here :)

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  26. Congrats to you...can't wait to get our hands on an issue to find out more about ya!

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  27. This is so exciting and well deserved! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news at Potpourri Friday!

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting and well deserved! :-) We are thrilled for you and love that you shared your wonderful news with us at Inspiration Friday~
    Vanessa

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  29. Wow!!! Congrats. I am visiting you via Transformation Thursday. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  30. WOW! Congratulations! That is so neat! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend! I think you may have my old button code that I had to delete. So sorry for the inconvenience. The new one is on the sidebar of my blog.

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  31. Congratulations! How wonderful! AND FUN! : )

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  32. Now THAT is some awesomely wicked recognition! Congrats to you!

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  33. New here, thanks to MMS. CONGRATULATIONS!! What a party! I'm not sure my husband would be big on being called Mr. Dump, but if I got into LHJ, he'd probably be ok with it!
    All the best,
    Barbara

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  34. Yeah!! Congratulations!! That is awesome :)

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  35. This is so exciting! I am doing a wee dance of joy here for you - I can just imagine your delight when you saw the magazine in the store and your triumphant exit! This is just too cool! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  36. I just found your blog through LHJ. Love it!

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  37. Congratulations! My mother-in-law shared this article with me and it was my inspiration for my boys' dresser I just completed. I would love for you to check it out!

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