Off The Wall

As we near the opening of the store (now little more than a week away!), we’re putting the finishing touches on the space.

Earlier our friend Lauren came by to help with odds and ends. She replaced the old pulls on our card catalog drawers and helped us think through some of our furniture arangement. We installed paper hanging rods as well.

Yesterday we put up the picture ledges that will be used to display cards, books, music, prints and more. We wanted to create a wall that was orderly and organic, that didn’t look too rigid but still had the amount of shelf space we need.

And today we took some small IKEA drawers (FIRA mini chest) that we weren’t using and repurposed them as shelves. We plan to back each one with paper or cork board and use this section to highlight the different designers and production methods featured in the store.

Just a bit more work to do! Look out for our opening announcement VERY SOON!

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9 Responses to “Off The Wall”

  1. maggie Says:

    It’s looking great! Can’t wait to see the finished store πŸ™‚

  2. Jeff Says:

    So soon! Well, it’s looking pretty awesome.

  3. Brilliant Trees Collective Says:

    Stores looking great – love all the little decorating touches you are showing here. Very inspiring!

    Good luck with the opening – I sure it will be fantastic.

  4. Elizabeth Says:

    I love your idea of using boxes to display things on the wall! Congrats on your progress, the shop is coming along nicely πŸ™‚

  5. lauren Says:

    hooray! looking good!
    we’ll see you this weekend. let us know if you need anything. πŸ™‚

  6. { kat } Says:

    OK, random question. where did you find and how much did you pay for that little card catalog? i ask because they are my latest obsession and i spotted one at the brimfield antique show this week but i was unsure of the price. you can email me if you’d rather not publish the info… thanks!

    • emily Says:

      We picked up the card catalog at 20th Century Modern, which used to be located on Damen just north of Ainslie. We got it for about $100.

      I know that the guy running the place was from Michigan, but I don’t know if he has another storefront now, unfortunately. He had an electric piano that I really had my eye on. ~Jw

  7. juliet Says:

    I love that the picture ledges are actually white! So far, I’ve only been able to find off-white or cream ones. Do you mind saying where they are from?

    • emily Says:

      The picture ledges are from IKEA, of course! And thankfully they come in white, so we didn’t have do any more painting πŸ˜‰

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