Thursday, July 7, 2011

Change is good...

When you have a shitty landlord that gouges for rent
and won't make repairs, whatta ya do...
ya move...right!!!
This is the new location of the Junk Asylum...
it will soon reside in Eldridge, Ia.
right off Hwy 61 and I-80...easy-peasy to find.

A diamond in the rough, Lorie has an eye for change
and texture, Lord knows her and I have a history
for change, with all the shops we've shared
in the past...but I think this will be a keeper for her!

A special thanks to Bob in blue shirt on the far left,
you've been a Godsend for Lorie, always there with a
lending hand and shoulder to cry on...
and Jim too, though not pictured, your help with
the painting and drywall work would not have
been possible...true friends indeed...
and of course crazy Melissa and
'the kids', (they have no choice)...!!!

...as the work continues
and the vision unfolds...

...more creative endeavors add to the charm...

Movable walls made of old doors n shutters, will mark
the dealers spaces, as they add their own embellishments
to their booths.

Crappy tiles were pulled up to reveal a funky floor finish
to add to the ambiance of the shop...

...old paneling in this room, with carpets removed,
the floor is painted several layers to give it a
look of old terracotta...

cause you can never get all of the crappy glue off...

Cool huh...

Another window opens for Lorie and The Junk Asylum
and yes I will have soaps in here too...this cottagy lil'
room might just be the perfect spot...
ya think...!
Let me know when the move is in full swing girl,
me n the Ford'll be there!!!

7 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Sharon, what a great new adventure. I can see this is going to be a great place to shop. Just wish I could go!

house things said...

Fun! This place looks much more charming than the other.

Vintage Green said...

Love new beginnings.............
onward and upward!!!

time worn interiors said...

Oh wow! The building looks fabulous! Can't wait to come and shop!
tot

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

I ADORE the movable walls of old doors. I wish they'd let me do that in my space. Of course, I also wish they'd fix the lighting.... I need to come to Iowa!

Eccentricities said...

Yet another reason to get my ass up there!!!

Goth

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

That SPACE is Just FaB!*!*! Love the Doors...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!