I think the title of this blog is a little optimistic, perhaps wishful thinking. If the definition of “finished” includes all items have been moved to the new place and boxes unpacked… then I’m not really finished at all. In my case I still have store items in the old store and home items in the container outside…so there is quite a bit of work still left to do.
But…symantics aside…I am now working and living in my new digs at 78 Main St! So, for all intents and purposes I am moved in. And it is great to have a place to call home!
As is probably the case with many big renovation projects, we went a little over budget so I took on a few of the finishing projects myself with quite a bit of help from my brother-in-law, Jared, and his friend, Jeff (thanks so much, guys!).
I created a “tetris” like tile pattern for the tile on the main floor as you can see in the pictures below. Jared and Jeff did the subfloor and the slate entries at the door. Last night I completed the final sanding and coating on the wood floor in the ‘sitting’ area. And I feel like I have been painting trim forever — still not done with that job. There are way too many doors in this new store.
The new sign looks great! Thanks to Steve Giroux of Third Generation Design!
I have a couple of big challenges ahead: Where to put all the other stuff… and how to move a 1400lb wood boiler from a warehouse in Keene, NH to my new store! Advice gladly accepted!
Please come visit!