It’s been awhile since I posted a glimpse of our store, mainly because (of course) it’s taken more time than I expected to move into our space. Ah well. That’s how things roll around here. But first, I need to share some fun projects coming from our “workshop” (a.k.a. our garage).
Now that school is out for the kids, Mark and I finally have the time to refocus on the store.
But first, I’d like to introduce the newest member of the snazzy design team:
My son, Ethan is joining us! He’s already producing some beautiful pieces of refinished furniture and is learning the ropes. We couldn’t be more excited! So today you’re getting the grand tour of some of Ethan’s projects, Mark’s projects…and a tour of our store.
From Mark’s corner
a handcrafted coffee table…
…and a small dining table (great for tiny dining areas or apartment living).
From Ethan’s corner
Ethan’s projects include this refinished oak farmhouse style bench.
Then he sanded and painted this pretty table and learned how to stencil. Isn’t it beautiful?
A Tour of the Store
I will be the first to admit that merchandising a store is a little different than decorating a home. My vision is a little different than the outcome. Creating vignettes by stacking furniture on top of each other is something I have yet to master. I don’t quite have the right merchandise mix (yet) but I know that will change. One thing for sure — mixing things up is a great way to learn and customers love it. So for now, this is the look I’ve landed on…and I’m sure it will change in a few weeks.
So my big question — what would you do differently? I haven’t shared too many photos of the room where the glass cases are because it’s not quite done yet…but for now, do you think it looks inviting? I have some more ideas in mind.
My daughter (who is 14) is assembling a rack of vintage clothing, too, so this is truly becoming a family affair. We are having our first big sale this weekend, too. So bear with us as we get the hang of this retail thing. We are having a lot of fun with it!