Sep 10, 2012

Four Days In.... We Have the Makings of a Store.

This thing is shaping up nicely. We have a painted staircase. We have a new, beautiful ceiling color. The upstairs has three coats of bright yellow on one wall and one coat of gray on the other three. Shelves for prints have been installed in the retail space and Lauren Magic Erasered all the tiles. She also painted some cute characters for the front window so people can continue to wonder what the heck we're doing in here.

Translation: IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A REAL STORE.

Sep 07, 2012

We got the keys! We got the keys! We got the keys!

Never mind the weird oil stains behind me. Never mind the dirty, dirty, dirty dirtiness. Never mind that there is one place on the stairway that you could fall through and seriously hurt yourself. Never mind that I spent all day there yesterday and only successfully cleaned a 25 square foot area. Never mind that the sink upstairs drains into a pvc pipe that goes through a hole someone drilled in the floor, and travels down to the first floor to drain into an open hole under the stairs.

NEVER MIND ALL THAT: WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!!

Aug 23, 2012

The Painting Begins

We began painting the exterior of the shop this week. We spent a long time scraping and scraping and scraping and scraping. Then some kind soul walked by and told us about some kind of finish that peels the paint right off. We couldn't get to Home Depot fast enough. We got the finish, stripped the white paint and recaulked the windows (Lauren pronounces the "L").

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