Monday, May 11, 2009

Before...After...remember me...

Remember me...this lil' shop will soon be filled to the brim...when you pare two 'Queens of Cram' together in one tiny building, that's what you get...

This is the carnage floods do to property, although this is the building next door, this is exactly what our building looked like during renovation.

But this is now, new drywall up, old vinyl off floor, new trim, paint and a lot of sweat-equity and you have vision as to what and where...right!

Tiny but mighty...some old original wood floor was found by Bill when he was diggin' around, so he left it as a surprise for us girls...eeeeeeeee....doesn't take much for us, we'll take all the original we can get these days. Little does he know that we will be painting the walls back to the post flood days of mildew and neglect...but with a better smell.

It'll be a feast for the eyes as the magic is whirled 'round these old walls.


Yup, the place is small, but the price is right and for a weekend shop that will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays and maybe an occasional Sunday, this is all we need...for now anyway.

Just getting started, getting the word out and meeting new friends is what it's all about and Lorie and I have been through so much moving and relocating, who knows, maybe this is the 'it-place'.

We aren't looking to get rich, but to make a decent living doing what we love, who knows what dreams may come...right!

"White"

14 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Congratulations on your new shop. It's gonna be great. I do so wish I lived closer. I'm missing all the fun.
Marnie

Roses and Lilacs said...

Congratulations on your new shop. It's gonna be great. I do so wish I lived closer. I'm missing all the fun.
Marnie

Altered Glass said...

What a perfect place to put hungry talent just waiting to come out! It's been couped up too long, let it out and breathe new life into that place.... We will all love ya for it! Still in Galveston, coming home tomorrow...

Shab-n-Chic said...

Looks great! I'm tellin you girl, paint it pink...they will come. Ha!

dulcy said...

I'm very excited for you! Can't wait to see what you do with this!

Dulcy

The Feathered Nest said...

Sharon this is so exciting!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us ~ it can already see how amazing it's going to be in my mind's eye....it's wonderful!!!! xxoo, Dawn

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a wonderful project! You should feel proud of the work so far. It looks great.

paisley said...

congratulations it looks beautiful.... oh how i wish i lived close enough to drop in......

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a neat place to have a weekend shop! Wish I were coming to visit.

Anita said...

a weekend shop is PERFECT. Great idea...getting excited to see...

Utah Grammie said...

It's looking FaBUlOuS!!

Golden West said...

It's coming along beautifully. How great to just be open at the end of the week - leaves plenty of time for you to shop for merchandise - that's even more fun than selling!

Vintage Sue said...

I'm really psyched for you guys. Now, let's see, how far is it from my house.... huh. A mere 15 hours! I swear I'm coming to IA one of these days

High Desert Diva said...

Ohhh.....love seeing the pics. Can't wait for the finished results!