Sunday, July 31, 2011

What could be more fun then getting fabric??

Boxes....lot of boxes to cut up and make into rockets and homes and who knows what. Bennett has been asking me if he could dress up like a bolt of fabric and stand outside the shop with a sign waving to people. He went out and practiced.

This is should see my sewing room.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Floors - check

Here are some pictures of the shop. The kids were with us, naturally. Check out Ollie's shirt. Isn't it hilarious? He is so stinkin' cute. Love that kid.

Voila! The floors. They are incredibly gorgeous. I can't believe how well they turned out.

There is our fireplace. It's not finished obviously but there it is. The painting will start tonight!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Human Sander

It has been interesting (to say the least) trying to juggle 4 kids - all boys for that matter- summer time, trying to sell our home and starting a new business. Anytime I need to go to the shop I either have to pack them all up or get a baby sitter. Most of the time though.....they come with me. The last time we were at the shop Max (pictured below) was running around in the hall and hit his head on the corner of the wall so hard we had to take him to get it stitched up. That all happened while I was meeting the Moda rep. Talk about professional....

Here is Max again, wanting to help sand the floor so he put the machine sander around him and rolled around. At least we can give him points for being creative!
And yes...I just said sand the floor. Here it is. Isn't it beautiful?! 4 layers and tar later, there she lies. The final sand happened today and the staining. I can't wait to have it all finished.
We also have finished the fireplace. It looks AMAZING! It will still be a little while before the whole place gets fully painted and you can see the style and feel really come out but for the mean time think - Anthropologie meets Restoration Hardware.

Today I was at the shop three times and I'm proud to report no injuries. That is a feat. I will end on that good note. Please feel free to continue to post comments in my "suggestion" box from my last post. Its always great to get others opinions and ideas.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Floors and more floors

We've been at this floor for weeks now. You'd think we'd be done already....but nope. There is beautiful hard wood that was buried under three nasty layers of carpet, tile and plywood. They all were glued to one another. Yuck!! Talk about a lot of work!

On a positive side (although I think everything about this business is positive) we have framed in our fireplace. I'm sooo excited about this detail. It will add the perfect touch to the shopping experience. I hope all our friends will love it just as much as we do.

Picking out colors today and I ordered some fabric last week!! EEKKK!! I would love some suggestions of what you would like to see in the shop. I know what I like but I want to know what you like too. Feel free to leave a comment. Think of it as a suggestion box.

Thats all for now. Ta-ta!