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Old 03-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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My Wife's New Venture

So, a little background. My wife has done some soul searching and decides she wants to open her own second hand store in our little town. There are already a few thrift shops in our valley, so we'll specialize in something, probably children's clothing.

We rented a little place right on the North Cascades Highway, right across the street from a popular farmers market. It's a tourist town, so summer will be the busy season. Here are a few "before" pictures. And since I don't want to break any site rules, I'll refrain from giving the business name or any contact info out.

The first pic is a mural on the wall, and since we also want to sell locally made items, it's perfect. Today was painting day, a lot of trim removal for me (since I'm not allowed to paint because my wife is OCD about it). The window surrounds will be replaced since there's some water damage.

The walls are kind of a sage green (Chinese jade, apparently), I'm thinking a darker green for the beams.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Thats a great looking mural.

Best of luck in the new business

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting and best wishes on the business.
& Stay Safe
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HAAA....that reminds me of the time my wife wanted me to paint the house. I said no problem, I will paint it any colour you like dear except for ..... hold on..... you got ..... green. I might add the exact same "Sage Green" you have on your wall. So I pulled out commercial sprayer, had it done in 4 hours. No finesse as the windows were being replaced the next week. Best way to do it in my opinion. Best of luck on your wife's new business venture.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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So it's been, what, a week or so, and more painting has happened. She decided to paint the beams white, and I thought we should paint them a darker color. But marriage is all about compromise, so we compromised and painted them white. The new trim we got was pretty cool looking, so her cousins and I convinced her to just leave them bare instead of painting them.
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