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... :-)
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