I am kicking myself that I didn’t take before pictures of our furniture because seriously, it was a wee bit scary. I bought all of the furniture from Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, Gibson Mill Antique Mall, and the Metrolina Expo. I bought some seriously hideous and ugly stuff, but I knew it had potential.
We cleaned it, fixed it, painted it and here is what I got:
This was a total blast to do, but don’t ask how much work. I bet it was WAY MORE than you think.
Yep, it’s been over a month.
Over a month since I slept, cleaned my house, caught up on pretty much anything, spoke to some people, or watched my favorite shows.
Nothing I can say will justify what an incredibly GIGANTIC untertaking this was for me. But the bottom line is that the shop looks EXACTLY the way I wanted and today, one month since we opened, things are going incredibly well.
I’m home today, December 26th, it’s a snow day here in the Carolinas! It’s the first white Christmas since 1947, so I have a little bit of time to upload, update, take down Xmas stuff, put away gifts, and clean here, then the shop. So I’m going to start a quick update, cuz who knows when I will have a block of time to sit on my ass and relax.
I’ll start with the artwork I made for the shop.
Dude, I love hot glue. I’m not a scrapbooker, but I know how to ruin real artwork and make it my own in a hurry. One night last year while watching Mad Men Reruns, I told Bob it would be funny to take the Mad Men poster/logo and photoshop out the cigarette and replace it with a cupcake. I’m not so slick on photoshop but hand me some glue, posters on sale, and I’m good to go.
And unlike most cupcake places I find online, I like to share our shop pictures. I don’t get that whole secretive thing, what are you hiding? Stupid stuff if you ask me. Then again, we’re funny and a little passive aggressive, oh and sorta awesome so anyway.
Here’s the artwork and some funny stuff:
this one was all ticked off we didn’t let her wake us up until 8….
“why is there a bunch of crap in this big sock?”
and one of Bob’s random purchases. Free shipping is everything to this guy.