Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Road to Our New Vintage Shop: Part 1

Great news vintage fans! Me and Michelle are opening up Offbeat Avenue shop here in Leominster MA in the fall!

We're so excited to have a brick and mortar shop in addition to our online presence on Etsy and Ebay.

This weekend we've been working on the space and getting it all set up in time for the grand opening.

Michelle painted an arrow to
use on our dressing room
Dressing Room 101

Yesterday our challenge was to set up a dressing room in a room that didn't have one. The space itself has many windows, so we didn't want to block any of them with a dressing room, so originally we were going to set up a simple curtained dressing room near the cash and wrap.

But we decided instead to put two free standing doors next to each other and place a curtain between them. Easy right? Not if the doors are different heights. So we had to find a finial to make the doors the same height so we could hang the curtain rod. We finally found a wooden arrow at the craft store and Michelle was tasked to painting it to fit in with our decor.

Double dragon!

It's harder to find the right fabric than we thought. Michelle went all over to find something funky and cool and couldn't find curtain fabric that would be opaque enough to serve as the door for our dressing room, and cool enough to belong in Offbeat Avenue.
Then I remembered I already had curtains on my closet door in my study that would be perfect. I bought them years ago at a little shop in Gardner MA called Terrapin Traders. They're long purple and black tie dyed fabric curtains with dragons on them.

Today we're going to attempt to nail the arrow to the shorter door and hang up the curtains. Tune in to see how we do!


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