Hello friends...well I did it..
I signed the lease yesterday and today I woke up
A SHOP OWNER!!!
I placed a little 'teaser' display in the window because today is the huge Warrenton Spring Festival
on Main Street and thousands of potential customers will be walking past my window.
After I took this photo, I returned and added a
'COMING SOON...THE EMPTY NEST'
I signed my lease and picked up the keys. I was shocked at how easy it was to write that big rent/deposit check.
Still in a happy fog I guess!
This space is perfect in every way. I have 1,600 sq ft to set up my CHALK PAINT™ workshops and hopefully add on some easy project sewing workshops also.
There is a huge bathroom at the rear of the shop with double doors at all entries.
I love that it will wheelchair friendly.
This brick building was once the original hardware store here in Old Town Warrenton.
The new owner very carefully has renovated the building.
These are the original wood floors and beautiful punched tin ceiling tiles.
The walls are already crisp white.
The french doors you see lead to the huge display window.
The double doors you see are the front entrance to Main Street.
Great visibility and PERFECT location!!
These doors lead to the front window...love that all doors are double wide. This will make moving large pieces of furniture so easy.
Decorating ideas are spinning in my little head so quickly!!!!
Isn't the ceiling great???
I have been thinking of fun ideas to fill up all the wall space and found this photo.
How awesome would it be to gather some old doors...
paint in assorted CHALK PAINT™ colors
and decoupage/craqueleur them.
I could have them running up both sides of the walls!
wouldn't that be beautiful and showcase Annie's paints.
Now I just need the doors...anyone have any unwanted doors???
I love this use of old doors also...hmmmmm.
I could do this!
Suite 102...is going to be just that...
I hope to have a Grand Opening in late June/early July.
Don't worry friends and customers...I will still be stocking and hanging out at
The Fox Den.
I will not move the
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™
decorative paints and supplies until the very end.
So until I announce otherwise, you can find all your painting goodies in my Fox Den booth.
I will be posting much more about my new venture
very soon and also setting up a few workshops..beginner and advanced.
Check back here for dates on the workshops.
Email me if you are interested in Sunday workshops!
You can paint while Hubby mows the lawn.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative!