Monday, October 29, 2012

My Little Shop of Horrors...

Well no, not really horrors, but it has been a crazy ten days! Here is my little store front, ready for it's transformation. It has been raining non stop, so I still haven't been able to rent the scaffolding and install the sign, but the sign itself is almost finished. It is awaiting a couple coats of poly. 
Here are some of the displays I have been working on...

 Right now they are all over the place, but a theme is starting to come together. The downside to having vintage and individual displays are that they all require some time commitment in prepping them, unlike a commercial rack I can just pull out of a box and set up. But this is the look I want, so there you go...

I am still putting together my first order, the sheer volume of items is incredible! You can't just by some brushes and paint and set them out. There is all the support paraphernalia to go with! Quite the learning curve, but I am figuring it out. 

I have a wonderful local artist ready to do a Grand Opening Show in December, and there is a lot of buzz in town, people are excited about an art store coming. I have kept it on the quiet side, and covered the windows with white freezer paper, but added this little spot...
I swear there are nose prints on the glass every morning!
I started a Facebook page for the new shop;
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Until next time...enjoy!


  1. Replies
    1. Yes it is, Ray! Trying to open by the second week of November!

  2. Wonderful! I am so glad you are tracking progress with photos & blogs. Would be fun to see a journal/album charting your journey when I visit your store!!! Happy Halloween . . . Mariel

    1. If it means you will come for a visit, you bet I will make a journal, Mariel! Happy Halloween back atcha!

  3. I'm so excited, Sally! Love that you are documenting your progress!

  4. This is so exciting! Looks like your having fun getting things ready for your grand opening. Keep us posted!! :)

  5. This is so exciting! Looks like your having fun getting things ready for your grand opening. Keep us posted!! :)

  6. So excited for you! Wish I lived closer so I could see it in person.

  7. Love the little frame so that people can take a look. Congrats!

  8. If we lived closer there'd be so many nose prints you wouldn't know it was a window!

  9. Hey- there's an idea! Nose print art ;) Can't wait to hear about the grand opening!!