Welcome to GooeyGump Designs. My name is Allison and I am the owner and founder of this Maine-based creative business. I am a furniture artist, first and foremost, but I do have frequent love affairs with vintage shops, interior design, power tools, and other crafty goodness.
"Gooey Gump" came about as a childhood nickname given to me by my parents. It was a term of endearment when I faithfully went a little too far on a class project (...just *one* more flourescent swirl, star, or googley eye on a science fair poster meant that I had "gooey gumped" it up). It was an afternoon activity growing up as an only child "Just go to your room and gooey gump something for a few hours until dinner is ready". And perhaps the most often as a replacement curse word when I inevitably splashed, spilled, or dumped, nail polish, puffy paints, or glitter onto my bedroom carpet. But in my defense, cream colored carpet for a messy kid?
What were they thinking?!
Today I live in Portland, Maine with my husband Sam, and our two sweet girls (ages 3 and almost 1). We also have a naughty rescue mutt named Maisie, poor thing. As an adult, I am still in love with making things beautiful and have added travel, camping, brunch, and Gin to my list of favorite things. I do my best thinking in a bubble bath, obsess over glossy magazines, and I am an absolutely horrid housekeeper.
Thanks so much for stopping by and getting to know me. I hope to meet you in real life very soon and in the meantime please feel free to reach out if you are ready for some pieces of hand-painted furniture that will help your home tell your story.