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Monday, September 6, 2010

Sneak Peak!!

A little sneak peak! So If i hadn't mentioned before I am expanding my shoppe.  My shoppe is 360 square feet of my love, and I have so much more to offer, but just not enough space to do so. Recently my landlord let me know that the shoppe next to me was going to be available and asked if I would be interested.. (YEAH!!) As much as I would love a front window spot, I would rather have a bigger back spot, where i could have much more room for the same price or so.

Normally I wouldn't share pictures until I was totally done, I'm very picky about not wanting anyone to see what I'm working on until it is finished. (VERY PICKY) about that. We can only work on shoppe at night after my husband gets home or on weekends (when customers are out shopping), So I have had to let up on the no peaking until done rule, and allow customers to come in , while we are working on the next space over.
The shoppe next to mine was a hair salon- so we had to eliminate some water piping-build around some piping- take down a wall- and totally re-build my register area and non stop sweep.
This is the shoppe before we started, (nice) but not my colors- this shoppe is the same square footage 360-
 I decided i wanted a rustic by shabby look, I found these slots of thin wood at a hardware store laying out front for $15 - ( I got a million of them) So we covered the back of both shoppes with it, and painted it a dark white color. When I opened my shoppe I painted a neutral light light pale blue- But the whole time wishing it were a pale pink- but was guided away from pink(in which i just love). SO now that we are making a big mess, i decided I'm going with the pink that i love.

Here is a bit more of it.

And well more of a mess- (which is driving me CRAZY), the dust is EveryWhere- and you can see where the wall was-
So this is a Sneak Peak, we worked all weekend, and night and almost finished the new register area.
Expanding has offered an opportunity to change some things- the Original register we built to high,so no counter stool fit with it, so I had to sit on my knees on a counter chair to use my computer, and when my family came up to hang out or visit for lunch on weekends there wasn't enough room.
SO now we can alter those things...
My mind & Design Dreams have to go with my budget, so somethings I have to be Creative, and just can't wait to share my new 720 square foot shoppe..
Stay Tuned..
P.S. and my landlord still won't budge on that ceiling..

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you Karryann on the expansion of your shop! That's exciting! Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  2. Oh my goodness Karryann!!! Sooooo exciting! I would love to chat with you sometime about this! I am thinking about/almost in process on opening a shop myself~ I could use all the advice I can get! So excited for you! It's going to be beautiful and I'm glad you are going with the pink! :)

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  3. Great job and congratulations on expanding your shop, I can see with all you hard work of producing beautiful things you really needed the space. Can't wait to see it all finished and staged.

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  4. Oooh it's going to be so pretty! Ask if you can paint the ceiling! If not...use pretty fabric to cover it and add a few mirrors...to the ceiling and then hang chandeliers, gardening supplies...heck you could even put a vintage clothing area in and then hang a ....um... something, that can be used to put hats, scarves, vine type foliage....the possibilities are endless with those funky ceilings. Now that I've shoved you outside the box(lol) hurry up and get some photos up. :)))

    Blessings and Congrats on the new space,
    Shanna

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  5. I would not worry too much about the ceiling. Those great boards at the back will draw the eye there. You got an amazing deal on that wood, and you are using it in a great way.

    Most people won't even look up.

    Great Job. Looking at the before and after is a great thing, it tells us all how far you have come, then we appreciate your efforts all the more.

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  6. I am so excited for you and will have to make a point of coming by when it is all done and share with my readers, that is if you do not mind another promotion blog !

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  7. How very Exciting for you! Can't wait to see it all done. Don't work too hard.
    Deb :)

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  8. Hi...I got your comment. Did you get my e-mail? I need to close out the giveaway. Can you just e-mail me your
    name
    address
    phone #
    dress size

    to : trina@lalalovelythings.com

    Thanks!

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  9. Good luck with your crab feed today Karryann! I know you've been working very hard on your fundraiser.

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  10. How exciting.... Being able to bring your dream to fruition... It's going to be FAB.U.LOUS.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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