Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Come See the Magic!

In the next few weeks, you'll be seeing lots of transformations!

One major transformation in progress is my new retail under "construction" so to say. 1. Inventory is arriving daily. 2. Painting is being completed to put my brand on this former location occupied by another design group. 3. Fixtures are being delivered. 4. Stockroom is being prepared for new arrivals. 5. Computers are being installed. 6. Phone lines are being wired.

In general, it's beginning to take on a new personality and excitement is building...along with an overload of immediate needs and urgent deadlines. Whew.

My paint pallet has been established and involves some signature guessed it, black dramatic punches and orange.
Tonight, two of my darling personal friends, Heather and Shannon, worked side by side with me to make one of the major changes for the better!

I can't believe that I neglected to photograph this monstrosity (exisiting cash desk) prior to a partial demolition several nights ago by Sneelock. On the right hand corner of this u-shaped counter was a "hood", a tent-like corner piece that was nothing more than an eyesore. We set to work priming and quickly started the transformation with my favorite SW Tricorn Black satin paint.

Within a few short hours, this is what we had turned out! Even the countertop ,( which was a horrid white formica with chips and stains), was reinventede to this! The extra wide blue tape still on the floor...hey, I wonder if I could use my paint magic wand on that icky carpet?

The three of us stood back and patted ourselves on the backs for such a major change of style! I have a fabulous (and covetous) concrete countertop coming in a few weeks, but for now this will be our cash desk...a much needed change!

It was the first time I had given friends a first hand tour of the new place, and we had a great time invisioning the possibilities to come. It was exciting to me and took the edge off the overwheming work ahead for just a minute!

I'll keep you posted on the progress to an extent, but you'll have to plan a trip to see the real magic for yourself!

Thanks, sweet friends. A painting friend is truly a good friend. Shannon and Heather, good friends. I'm really in your debt. The company was great and sense of accomplishment dear.

Tomorrow night...transformation of our room at the Princeton Designer House report! The painting will begin tomorrow, so watch for before and "in progress" photos.


michelle said...

A painting friend is a good friend indeed!

linda said...

Ahhhhh...the miracle of paint!

shannon said...

You are a paint worthy friend!
I had such a great time and it hardly seemed like work having such great company...

I love time spent with you...I always feel like I come away a little classier each time we're together...(IE: drum shade!)

You're the best!--

Denise said...

You're absolutely right--"A painting friend is truly a good friend!" Well put.

Can't wait to be there myself in just a little over a week!

Suzanne said...

Lookin' good! Lookin' good! Can't wait to come see.