Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Where do I start?!?!

So much has happened in the past month, that it will take me a month to tell you all about it!!! But I'll save the big news for this entry.

My friend and I bought a SCRAPBOOK STORE!!!!! An actual brick and mortar store, and we couldn't be more excited for it!!!

One day, we are discussing approaching the owner about buying into the store, and the next day, we owned it, lol. The timing was PERFECT, and everything went (almost) smoothly!! The store is not huge, but once we hit the big time, we can think about moving on up. ;)

Here are a few pics of the store. There are also a few afters (not many), and I'll post them after each "before" picture.

Here we go!! Click on any picture to make it bigger!

Here is the front of the store. We are going to put up awnings over the door and the window to the right. We are actually on the side/back of another store that faces the main street. That's my partner in there, lol.

The view from inside, by the front door:

This is the view NOW, and this desk is where the blue thing is in the above picture:

Another view from the front of the store, a bit away from the front door:

Here is another view, this time from the back of the store where the desk is now:

And here is the above-pictured window NOW with our new curtains (thanks, mom!!!):

We still have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks. We are having a giant liquidation sale in March (everything MUST go!!), and then we will close again for two weeks. During that time, we will paint, re-floor, and decorate, and also restock the store and our grand opening is April 9th!!! We will begin business that morning as The Scrap Shack!!!

Wish us luck!!!
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