Sunday, 1 September 2013

Big news

I have some exciting news..... We are expanding our online business by opening it up to the public here in George Town!  We have been looking at suitable buildings for a few months, nearly had a great one, with beautiful views of the river but sadly my Long Arm would not fit!!  There were a few empties about, but some just not big enough.  Anyway, we have secured a premises just off the Main Street and this weekend we started cleaning it up!  Luckily its in pretty good condition, as its been empty for quite some time, it just needed a good clean and paint.

Saturday morning it started out like this:

 
Saturday, about lunch time we managed to get some under-coat on before running out with only a little bit left to do:
 
 
Then by Saturday afternoon, we managed to paint one wall to see what it was like:
 

But, I HATE it!!  What a disappointment!  I am just terrible at choosing paint colours!  Seriously I am!  I always choose something too dark, in knowing that, I chose something too light!  It was supposed to be green, like an apple green, but this is more yellow!  So, off to Bunnings at 8am this morning to grab something else..... On my OWN!!  Fingers crossed I chose ok!  When I got back at about 10.30, Hubby and Dad had most of the green/yellow on - they decided not to waste it and use it for the first coat.

Before we left today, I nagged (its in our job description isn't it?!) about just getting a teeny tiny bit of the new paint on the walls before we left.... Here it is:

 
OMG!!!  I *love* it!!  I am excited to see all the walls done with it.  
 
A HUGE thanks to my Dad who has helped us so much, even spending his Father's Day with us, working..... He even plans to go down during the week while we both work!!  And to Roseanne, who seen on IG what we were doing on Saturday and came down to lend us a hand cleaning both yesterday and today!!  I am now all stiff and sore and ready for bed!! 
 
So, in just a few weeks, we will be 'open'!!  Exciting times!!

12 comments:

Annette said...

Congratulations.....great news....LUV the green, you did good!!! Look forward to hearing more about your opening, hope to be Tassie in the next couple of years & will come & visit

shez said...

wow this is awesome Sarah,i wish you well Sarah.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the colour Sarah...looks like it was a productive weekend...

helbel19 said...

I love the green too, hopefully I will be able to get to see your new shop in person one day.

Good luck Sarah

Helen

Lynda said...

It's going to look wonderful Sarah. I'm not at all surprised by your colour choice.

Susan said...

All the hard work will be worth it when you open the doors in a few weeks. It will be so exciting for you.

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck Sarah........

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Woo hoo Sarah...how exciting...Congratulations!

Vickie said...

Apple green is so fresh looking..all the best with your expansion,cheers vickie

Jan said...

That really IS exciting, Sarah. Good luck with everything.
PS: The green paint looks great.

Maria said...

Congratulations and good luck with your new store.. I prefer the apple green to the yellow...

Lyn said...

That is really exciting news..all the best with the 'renovations'