Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bright Beginnings

And then there was paint! The store fixtures are on the way. The merchandise is ready to be displayed. The bamboo floors are installed. Now we have paint on the walls. I chose a warm yellow-orange for the main color and chose to do a purple wave along the bottom to create visual interest and move your eye around the room. I suppose that lesson on composition in art college paid off again.
|I would like to give thanks (and plug) "Drywall Unlimited" and Christopher for all of his hard work. He does carpentry and is an all around handy guy. His painting skills are superior too. If you are looking for a contractor for your home improvement or work projects, you can contact him at 203-908-5277 or email cacrook@hotmail.com. He is going to do the second coat of purple on the wave tomorrow and then remove the tape that I used to designate the shape. I am SO excited to see the room without the blue tape!

It was a pleasant day weather-wise and lots of curious people were walking through the Arcade Mall. I took the opportunity to explain the business concept to the onlookers. Everyone commented what a new and great concept it is. I love hearing that. I left a stack of business cards outside the storefront just in case more people come by. I won't go in tomorrow. There is supposed to be rain/snow mix and I'm going to spend the day indoors with my daughter. She needs mommy time. I need to catch up on computer stuff and contact some customers. I will update you all when a new milestone happens. Due to jury duty call on March 10, I am projecting a late March opening. My birthday is at the end of the month. This will be a perfect gift to myself!


  1. Following from MBC! Can't wait to see the final results of the store! And I'm also a March Birthday girl! Mine is the 12th. So happy birthday month!!


  2. Can't wait to see it when its finished. How exciting!!

    I found you via MBC, 200 followers group!! I am your newest follower. :)

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  3. I am following you now. I am curious, what type of business is that? It looks fun!!!

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

  5. Wish I lived closer so I could visit your store! I'm sure it will be fantastic! Kate @ www.deliciousaspie.blogspot.com

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