I don't know about you, but I'm ready to say buh-bye to winter and hello to spring! It has been WAY too cold and I've been stuck inside for WAY too long! What better way to welcome 70 degree weather and sunshiny days than a week long event at Metrolina Expo?!?!
That's right... Dumped and Discovered is officially back and we are ready to try our hand at one of the biggest shows of the year! Click here for more info!
Since it has been so cold, we haven't been able to paint many furniture pieces (who am I kidding - we have a 5 month old that monopolizes ALL of our time!), but we do have several unique things that we've been able to tackle inside during nap time.
Mom has been busy helping us get ready - she is a master wreath maker and the best babysitter of all time! We also have our cars loaded with handcrafted potting benches, a beautiful antique trunk, and other treasures. This is just one of many chalkboard cabinets that we have ready to go...
Unique hooks - use one or all three - for jackets that you can tuck away during the coming months...
These stars are even cooler (and bigger) in person...
Come check out these mirrors... We will be using them to entertain Anna during the show!
More of Mom's creations... I'm telling you... This woman is good!
And here's everything else that we need to fit into a vehicle.. or two... or three...
The forecast looks great and we know you're just as sick of sitting at home as we are. So bring your friends and come check us out! We'll be located in Mall 1 of the Expo. See you there!
Mr. Dump and I finally discovered one of the greatest treasures of them all - PARENTHOOD! In November, we were blessed with a perfect baby girl - Anna Elizabeth.
Shortly after she was born, we moved into our new house (yeah, a little backwards, but we like to do things the challenging way!). The first room that we just had to tackle was her nursery and I have no doubt it will be the only room we will complete for a long time. Anna runs this place! Early on, we had a vision of what we wanted Anna's room to look like, and we were ready to make it happen with some painter's tape and the boldest colors we could find! We painted this dresser while we were waiting for her arrival - she took her sweet time, which was thoughtful, and, then again, not really. Anyway, we decided to use it to help us design the rest of the space.
The only other piece of furniture that needed a makeover was this cute little table. It has been in the family for many years and it needed a little TLC. I loved the idea of a marble top, but it just didn't match the rest of the room. Anna is way more into hot pink than mauve.....smart girl already.
We came up with this easy idea to make it work. First, we painted the table white to match the rest of the details in the room. Then we bought cute fabric to tuck around the marble. We taped it on the bottom and that's it! Now it is super cute and holds other family heirlooms, like the kissing angels that will be moved high on a shelf when Anna is mobile. Her great-grandmother Betty Ann, for whom she is partially named, made them long before Anna was our angel and no way is she getting her baby hands on them!
Now, we all know that Mr. Dump is pretty handy around the house, but he's also very artistic. He painted a beautiful castle mural on Miss Anna's wall. Naturally, she is a princess and every princess needs a castle!
Here is a look at the rest of the nursery, including some shelves that Mr. Dump built!
Those of you that have been followers for a while know that prior to being a mommy, I was a teacher. Dumped and Discovered was something that Mr. Dump and I did on the side. Now that sweet Anna is here, I've decided to take a little break from teaching and spend time at home being a full time mom. I'm also hoping to tackle projects around the house and refurbish furniture more regularly as the weather warms up. Plus, I plan to put Anna to work on the spray gun just as soon as her aim gets a little better - teach 'em young! Keep checking back to see what new projects we create!