Friday, December 26, 2008

Renovations begin!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! My entire family was under my roof - the first time we were all together in a really, really long time - maybe ever with this configuration of people :-) After a relaxing Christmas eve and Christmas morning, it was off to work later Christmas day. My brother (shown here) removed the sink that was on the "paper room" wall. We're planning to put grid wall here so we can put more product up!

My sister's husband and my dad (behind him) put up 6 new lights in the classroom, and boy is it bright now! I was teasing that it was good we didn't have windows in the classroom or airplanes might be trying to land in there! You will be stunned and amazed how much brighter it is and how much easier the detail work will be back there!

We've started painting the floor, too. We're doing it in sections and kind of working around it. Craziness! We chose a pretty terra cotta color, hoping that it would hide ink, glitter and other stamping hazzards a little better. I'm going to miss those little blue swirls, but I don't think I can convince Marilynn to do that again - now that she knows better :-)

I'm still not sure exactly when we'll reopen. We're shooting for January 1st, and hoping for no glitches. Stay tuned for more details!


Laura said...

I can't wait to see all the finished renovations. I think it will look great!

Jennifer said...

Sounds great! Can't wait to see all the changes.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow! Looks like a lot of work. Can't wait to see the "new" store!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Whoaaa how very exciting and what a wonderful crew of workers you have Angela! Can't wait for the unveiling!
Happy Happy New Year to you and yours! oxooo

Simone P. said...

I can't wait to teach under the new lights!

Colleen said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!! I have a gift certificate that is asking to be spent!