Saturday, February 12, 2011

Building a Bookshop — From the floor up

I spent every week night this past week painting the bookstore. I tried to pick out colors and painted sample splotches on the walls, but I didn't like any of them. I found more paint in the closet and decided to go with the original colors. I had liked the paint scheme that was already there, but there were so many holes in the wall and some bare spots of wallboard that I had to paint the whole thing. I had enough of every color except the brown. I went to Lowe's and had them match the paint — well, it didn't match, exactly, but that'll be my storage area in the back of the building.  ;-)

Friday, the carpet went in. I was glad I didn't have to wait 'til next week (and that's why I worked so hard to get the painting done), because nothing else can go in until there's a floor to put it on. Check it out!

The carpet's not as gray as this picture makes it look. It's actually a Berber with brown and a lot of other colors in it.

Earlier in the week I got phone and internet hooked up. As soon as I take my laptop over and set things up, we'll have wi-fi.

I stand in the store and look around and think, this is getting real. I'm actually going to have a book store!

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