When we were in Europe last month, we enjoyed many sights, sounds and smells of the cities we visited. More than once, we had the pleasure of passing this compact flower shop, set up at a typical stoplight intersection. No parking, no aisles…just flowers dripping off every surface-brilliant! It begged the question-where is the best place for a business?
So the overflowing dumpster gets picked up tomorrow morning, full of two bedrooms, two closets, a bathroom, a kitchen and a plaster and lathe ceiling. Note the tiny windows. These will be replaced in the next few months, taking full advantage of the openings provided.
Well, it’s not “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel, but its exciting to us! The dumspter has arrived and we have been hard at work clearing out years of wood paneling and bad wallpaper, drywall, fluorescent lighting, old appliances, trim…you get the picture. This place is going to look a LOT different very soon!
Above the fabulous acoustic ceiling, there was a plaster and lathe surface we had assumed to be the actual ceiling. At 11 feet, we were happy with the added height to come. BUT…upon removal, we found an additional 4 feet at the actual roof rafters. Very.Good.day.
As we begin to remove the carpet and check out the condition of the wood floor underneath, we are inspired by what we found. We hope to mildly refinish them and coat with shiny laquer, allowing history to tell its story.
We headed out early Sunday morning to check out a potential project. There are great details on this small town creamery, turned fire station…turned city hall…turned laundromat. Not sure if this one has enough on its side to outweigh location and low population…stay tuned.