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I talked about the shop about 2 weeks ago when I first got the keys, now I want to show you what it looks like! I have never had this much space so I am a bit giddy with organization.
There is a little bit of sprucing up to do but I kinda like its warehouse/workshop feel so I think I am going to keep it rustic and raw and let the furniture and other items have center stage. That is not to say that the paneling is not going to get painted…..but right now I am going to work out of the workshop area and do the creative workshops/painting classes in the workshop area and display on the more open storefront side. I like the flexibility that the openness affords and I can serve food there during the classes and shopping events. The smaller front storefront will be storage for right now. I am looking to get someone in there possibly that needs a workspace or display space as well that will be compatible with my vision and aesthetic so if you know anyone!
The owner was a smoker so all of the ceiling tile is yellow. I am thinking I will probably have to paint the ceiling tile but I am in denial on that one. So lets have a look shall we?
Store Front #1, the divided space
yes, the gentleman loved paneling and dropped ceilings. This used to be a hotel so it is a shame that he dropped the ceilings so low. I peeked up into the ceiling and there are some cool light fixtures and amazing details hidden. I understand he probably didn't want to pay to heat all of that space but I am a restorationist and dropped ceilings just don;t cut it when you have amazing architecture that they are hiding.
This huge cabinet got moved to the back workspace and it made a big difference in how open this side looks. This storefront used to be his office and his computerized printing area.
I actually like this tile if it was in better shape. Maybe going to paint it….
Looking into the back workspace
This is the walkway that joins the two storefronts…and leads to the only bathroom. This is a critical pathway and one that must be protected!!!
Storefront #2, the open space
This was the side that had his huge printing presses! The floor is worn away from where he used to walk back and forth so much. I love history and the stories behind the patina a little bit, can you tell?
There is ink stains on the pole and on the floor there on the left. It is coming up pretty well with scrapers and elbow grease.
Great windows on both storefronts
So now I ask you…Any ideas how to cover up the ceiling tiles or be creative with making them look better?
I already have an idea for the ugly lights but those tiles just make me go "ick".
Any and all ideas welcome!!!!
Progress is often updated on my Facebook page and Instagram so please feel free to follow along!
Always being renewed,