Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mosaic Monday.... Before & After

 How funny it has been this past week having customers ask me.. "What was here before?"  I asked them if they remembered the aluminum siding and monstrous wooden awning.. "No" they would say.  I guess the "before" was so plain Jane that nobody really paid much attention to it.  So this Mosaic Monday I am taking you down memory lane with some before/after pictures.  First up.. the outside!
I'm still waiting on my Aruba blue awning to go up over the door.  Look at how much the outside look is changed just by having larger windows put in.  I can't tell you how much light now comes inside too!!
The brick wall was what sold me on the building when we first looked at it but I knew the walls had to go..
On the other side I was faced with concrete walls.. the solution, to put up strips of wood so that I could hang up artwork.
The view looking to the back.. having the green walls come down opened up the space tremendously.
The view of the front... so much light.
The famous bookshelves.
And that is the tour!!  It took 2 months to complete this project and what a whirlwind it was.  A huge shout out to my best peep Noelle.. amazing realtor, motivator, furniture mover, and Diet Coke distributor.  Also to best high school peep Helen.. carpenter, IT tech, DJ, and comedian extraordinaire.  And to all my other friends and  family that came by to lend an extra hand during push week.  Hugs & kisses to all...

This mosaic has been linked up to Little Red House. Have a wonderful week!



  1. The best of luck in the is lovely!!

  2. Great changes! Congratulations!

  3. It looks wonderful. May the rewards outmatch and outweigh the hard work. All the best!

  4. A great transformation, my kind of store.

  5. Fun changes! And a lot of work. So glad you had the vision to see it through. I hope the store does well.

  6. Thanks for the tour, your shop is lovely. Your hard work has paid off, Congrats! I wish you all the best! Have a great week ahead.

  7. Great makeover, good luck with the shop.

  8. Just wonderfully amazing Val...You know I am wishing you the very best...!! XO, Judy

  9. It looks wonderful, lots of work, but you must feel so happy and proud!