Cue the music from Sanford and Son.......
Dumped and Discovered is BACK! We spent a very lovely weekend cleaning items/painting treasures/throwing out our backs, and we loved every minute of it. Yes, Lola/Laura was in town, bossing us around. Can you tell? :)
Anyway, on to the featured item. We found this beautiful art deco piece at a barn sale in DC. When I say barn sale, I really mean BARN SALE. I mean, there was a dirt road involved. And we didn't find this piece in the front. No, siree. We climbed BEHIND the front row of
junk treasures and carefully avoided the huge hole in the floor (yes, we were warned not to go back there, but we are nothing if not rule breakers). In fact, this piece is named for the man who explicitly asked us NOT to climb back there - Denny. Ah, Denny and his glorious muffintop. Said with love, of course. We adore Denny the man, especially when he gave us Denny the hutch for $50!!!
Are some of you questioning our sanity right now? Fair enough. We may have questioned it ourselves a few times along this journey, particularly when loading and unloading this beast! But she was worth the work, as you can see below. Mr. Dump went after her with his FANCY new sprayer and some great gray paint. For all you wood purists out there, please take my word that Denny needed a little paint on the barn, if you know what I mean. Shout out to my girl Honey Boo Boo!
For those of you actually reading the words and not just looking at the pretty pictures, we asked Mr. Dump very sweetly to cut a new back for Denny and we loved the original hardware so much that we kept it. Thankfully, the gorgeous mirror on top remained intact in the trip from DC to Charlotte, so all we had to do was clean that up. We think she's a beauty!
Here she is in the booth, which has some other finds from our recent junk hunts. We hope someone takes her home and lets her live in a place with solid flooring. And no mice. We will not speak of the mice again.
As an added bonus, here's a lovely cabinet found at an estate sale in DC. Lola had the turquoise sprayer going, and I didn't want to risk getting a blue camera out of the deal, so I didn't get a before picture. Sorry, but you've never seen how reckless she is with that thing (we only let her work on the small pieces. Sad, but true.)
We made some great progress this weekend, so more projects will be shared in the weeks ahead! I'm going to try to post at least one project a week, so thanks for hanging in there until Summer Sarah returns!
PS Anyone want to buy some well-loved but HUGE plants? We have to evict some from the house, and thought our lovely readers might want the first shot at them. Seriously, these things are huge, but really healthy and great listeners when there's no one else in the house. Here they are, all lined up and waiting for their new homes!