Repairs and cleaning are being done on the building now, and we get the keys on April 1st. I will immediately dig into prepping the interior for a new paint job. My awesome hubby, Donnie is taking that next week off so he can help me get going. We will rent a paint sprayer, once everything is taped off and ready to paint. (Good thing I LOVE to paint stuff, huh?)
We had a very fruitful day last Saturday on a local picking excursion! (Get it? Fruitful... picking...) Cracking myself up! ha ha! ~ Donnie has scored two old pianos that he wants to convert into a whiskey bar. Very heavy items.. pianos, picking them up later. Have to find some strong helpers first!
We also stopped by Habitat for Humanity in Bend, and got a couple of old doors, and an old headboard; it looks like one of those old water bed headboards from the 70's... (I may, or may not have had one in the past... not telling! Don't judge me!)
But... the BEST score of the day was the perfect customer counter for the new store! They told us it was donated from Applebee's! It already has the lower area for ADA compliance, too! So great! It was so heavy it took 4 guys to load it onto our truck. Since it was only Donnie & I unloading it, it was quite an ordeal. All I have to say about that is that the thing is now upside down in our barn, on top of two saw horses and a bunch of boards. The barn doors have been closed and all squishable animals have been safely ushered out. Once we get the counter over to the store, I get to paint it and add some tile to the top. The picture in my head is AWESOME! I just hope it turns out like I think it will!
Yesterday, I sent out emails to a whole bunch of wonderful upcycle artists. I am very pleased to say the response has been great. I don't think we will have any problem filling up the store with amazing merchandise. I just can't believe I get to do what I am doing! I am so very grateful!
I will keep posting as things develop! LOT'S OF LOVE!