Hello Dear Friends!
Before I say anything else... let me first say my East Coast Friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you and your families are keeping safe with this terrible storm. I've watching the news anchors on television... and it does look so awful and so scary.
Please keep safe!
Many of you have read, I'm opening a teeny, tiny shop in my studio. The Grand Opening won't be until January when I can set official store hours... but I am going to open it this Saturday for my ~*Quiet Opening*~... and expect to be in the store more and more as the days go by. Once my stepDad has had his heart surgery and is all well again, the daily hours will be set.
So, I've been working hard at cleaning, pricing, organizing, and all the tiny details... and have been so super stressed wanting this to be a success. Really, this is just a tiny shop... one room. One little bitty room. One room that is only about 12 by 14 feet! (just over 150 square feet!) Now... that is SMALL! But, it is mine! And I am very proud of what is has become!
Here is what I started with...
The inside was full of old wallpaper... on the walls and the ceiling. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF THE BEFORE INSIDE.
As with most things in life... it didn't come easy... and it didn't come quick. The house didn't have electricity and was full of pack rats. There have been some major changes! This is what it looks like now...
The room to the left (with the star over the window) still isn't done and probably won't be. I'm using it for storage and furniture painting. That part of the house is the original... on a hand dug basement... that I'm pretty sure is falling in. One day, it will be removed completely. One day, my dream is to add on to the shop in that location with new construction. But that is one day... not now.
For now, I have two rooms. Two small rooms. One is the shop ~ where the door opens to. One is my studio ~ the window to the right.
Here is how the shop is looking now...
My patterns are stocked... with the models hanging in the studio room. I didn't get the camera out in that room tonight except to snap a picture of my sign painting... at the end of this post.
I've managed to fill it up pretty good... and expect to be adding much more!
I'm finishing up some small details... quickly. Tonight I started painting the sign for the front yard.
I couldn't have done this without my loving husband, Tony... and the support of all my family & friends. Thank you to each and everyone of you for giving me the strength and encouragement to fulfill my dream!
Friends that are close & wish to come by... the ~*Quiet Opening*~ is scheduled for this Saturday from 10:00~4:00.
2322 Road F5
Americus, KS 66835
Please know that I do hope to fill my tiny, teeny, weeny, little shop more and more over the next few weeks, months to come. For the GRAND OPENING, I will have light refreshments and a couple of door prizes. That will be in January... and I'll announce it here on my blog and on Facebook when the date is set. This weekend is just a quiet, friendly get together for those that wish to stop by. (I'll have a few Hershey's candy bars to share!) I would enjoy visiting with you if you do stop. *smile*
Wishing you warm smiles...