No we are not ready and the store does not look like we want it to.... but yes we opened as planned on Friday. It's so easy to get started on a project and then decide that we want to do a little bit more!!
The gang at the store started painting while I was in NC last week and after painting a room or two they decided that I would not like the color and, so, they started over!! They know me well!! The new color is beautiful and it made the carpet look really dingy. So... thanks to a subtle suggestion, I started pulling up carpet and it didn't take long before it was too late to go back!
There have been so many dedicated folks that have worked 8-14 hours a day to get us where we are. A great big thanks to all that have given so much to make it all happen! It is actually exciting to see our ideas take shape.. a shape that could not have happened with so much fabric in the store.
So...it was a good first day. Customers stepped over the piles of random stuff that were in the way, they took advantage of the fabric that we have not yet moved out that is still 75% off, and they were patient as we figured out what our new policies with the internet will be.
I think we are in good enough shape for the new bolts of fabric to arrive that have been ordered to go online. Watch our Making Ends Meet Facebook page to be notified when the new fabrics come in at great prices.
The best part of our first day.... My bird chair has a new home!! I'm ready to start creating more furniture this next week. Lots more for the store and to go on Etsy... it's a great place to buy one of a kind items.