Remodel… The start



Easter weekend was spent moving the inventory downstairs and then removing everything out of the front section of the store from entrance to the back…the remodel was supposed to be a week earlier in between shows, but the carpet was back ordered…oh well we can still do it being gone…it is called having good help.

The new extended tile entry went in as scheduled…this past Monday the lovely 40 year old teal carpet was removed and by tuesday the new neutral was laid. Tuesday evening Amy went in and removed our primitive wallpaper which looked like it was shot up in a BB gun contest, from hanging all the samples on it…see the white wall. That’s where the wall paper was…
The rest of the walls that didn’t have paper on them will all need to be patched because of all the nail holes…lots of nail holes..

Luke was picking up the paint yesterday and snapped these photos for me to share with you…because you want to see it all happen right?…the hole shop will now be black shelving with tan walls….we had lots of different colors before…but I would like a more uniform tidier…but still primitive shop…

Dale from Natural Encounter will now come in and revamp the out checkout area…their store looks awesome so i am confident he will do a great job!

Before we left for the show Nick painted our new wool cubbies that will fill this new room, there were so many of them I don’t know how they all are going to fit. I will have Luke send a pic of them all in the warehouse waiting for their new home…

I will have Luke take a pic of the functioning part of the store too….it is stuffed full…but I didn’t want to close the shop…did you ever drive out of the way to go to a shop and then they were closed? I don’t want to do that to anyone…so we are remodeling one section at a time…Plus it is a lot of stuff to deal with so doing part of it at a time is manageable…

Today is set up day here in cincinnati…and we have a huge booth filled with lots of new samples…i will give a sneak peak later on as we are working all day to set it all up…i think this will be one of the best booths we have ever had and the most “stuff” we have ever brought….i hope you who are close are getting ready to come visit us!…..
We don’t start set up til noon…so some of us are sleeping in…I think it is time for me to stitch…
all for now..LB

9 Responses to “Remodel… The start”

  1. 1 Roberta
    April 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Lisa, good luck with the show and hope you have a great time in Cincinnati! ~Roberta

  2. 2 Rosemary Redhead
    April 11, 2012 at 9:22 am

    It will be gorgeous when all finished! I hope to come back in September…

  3. 3 Lonna McQuaid
    April 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you at the show in Cincinnati… and all the new stuff you brought! So excited!!!

  4. April 12, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Yippee….it will be all finished when we arrive in June. Can’t wait to see it. Sure wish I was with you at your show! I can run a mean register!! hahahahaha! Hope it’s a great one for you! i can’t wait to see all of your new samples when we arrive in Kansas City! Knock ’em dead girlie!!

  5. April 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Only a shop owner can truly appreciate the work involved with this transition. Whew.. I’m tired already … maybe it’s a good thing you’re not there…less stress … maybe??

  6. 6 Lois Wilhelm
    April 12, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Your energy continues to amaze me—you go girl!

  7. April 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

  8. May 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Wow! We love your studio. It looks like a lovely place to work. :)

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