This is the front of our little store.
If you zoom in on this picture, you will see the beginning of our Spring display.
Our 1 year anniversary of the store opening is May 1st!!!! (can't believe it has been a year already!!)
Needless to say, I would love everything to look wonderful.
Now, the problem areas:
There is one area of the store that has been a bother in my creative mind since we opened.
(this is not the big problem area, just some things to play with later.)
This is to the right of the pic you just saw.
THIS is the problem area!
This is to the left of the nice area in the front of the store from the first pic.
I have had a vision for this since we opened the store, but something is just not quite right about it, so there it sits. We have had plenty of other things to keep us busy, but now, because of the celebration I would like to have something done with it.
My vision was to put up the picket fence, put some old windows up, a shelf behind the fence to put things on, hang wreaths in winter, maybe some shutters etc. I would probably only decorate the right side of the wall.
Feedback I have so far:
-don't do anything to draw attention to it. (when we are busier no one will even notice it).
- do both sides if i do anything.
-paint it gray so it does not stand out too much. (would rather not do that as we just added the wall and painted it last year). And, it is too cold to paint yet)
- My latest idea, is to just cover it with old windows, rakes, hanging what evers for the season....
You can see some of the pieces of things on the right side of the building, and there are more old windows etc.
One problem is, that because of the dust that gathers there from the road, i can't really put anything but outdoor stuff that it won't hurt if it gets dirty.
OK, your turn. Any great ideas?
Off to sales, and then the store. =0)