So now we’ve found a location BUT its a mess! Really it is. It used to be a bakery for 20 years. For 20 years. Did I mention for 20 years??? Theres alot of flour and dirt and pipes and sinks, stuff we don’t need. So now we have a space in a great location, with awesome neighboring stores but theres alot of work ahead of us. I’ll try to share it all with you here as we go along. But for now heres a few ideas I have for our shop + workshop space.
Great display idea, made out of windows…
I like this checkout counter from design:retail in San Francisco
homedits pendant lighting would be perfect for over the counter
Chandelier from Home Depot, I’ll take 4 of these in the front on the selling floor.
Hey party people, I’ve finished my Kentwood bookcase. I first saw this beauty on the crafty blog Shanty-2-chic. They got their plans from Ana-White. If you haven’t checked Ana’s site out you should. There are lots of super easy plans on how to build furniture and cool stuff.
It’s resting in my bedroom right now and I’m happy to say it’s looking good!
My bedroom and I have a love/hate relationship mainly with the hate component. It’s just one of those rooms that hasn’t “come together” for me yet. But it’s definitely getting there.
I used the stain Special Walnut by Minwax and finished it off with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
I added a few hearts here for you! I love using Picmonkey to edit my photos. It’s free, you should try it!
When I started blogging I never dreamed of the things and projects I would be doing because of it. Life is a journey and I’m on the road bumps and surprises and all.
I have discovered that I am capable. I am capable of doing things I never dreamed possible. I am capable of bargaining with a vendor over a price on a piece of antique furniture I want to buy. I am capable of buying an expensive camera with money I earned from my little antique store business. I am capable of using a chop saw and a nail gun. I am even capable to go to Home Depot and not be intimidated by the wood guy who wants to know “what are ya’ gonna’ do with all that wood”?
So here’s to one more step in my journey. I am actually going to build a bookshelf from actual plans! I don’t know why this intimidates me so much. Probably because it’s viewed as a “man’s” hobby. But I thoroughly enjoy building things with my hands. When I was a little girl I used to “assist” my Dad in his projects around the house. You know holding the screwdriver, a piece of wood in place, etc. I was in awe of how he built “stuff”. Now it’s my turn and I’m so excited!
So wish me luck. This is what I’m building today.
This is the bookshelf that Whitney from the blog Shanty 2 Chic already built.
This is the “blueprint” if you will from Ana White. Another awesome lady who builds things.
Photo courtesy of Ana White. Click on the pic for the link.