With all the painting done, it was time to tackle the lovely floors. The floor tiles are “vintage” green asbestos squares. Neither one of us really wanted to fool with pulling and probably breaking them up. Cleaning and sealing is definitely the best course of action!
Eric tried all sorts of cleaning solutions. Amonia scrubs, bleach rinses (not at the same time…heh), and just a bunch of elbow grease. Dirt was coming up, but the tiles were still filthy. One of my neighboring shops loaned me stripper call Hurricane. I have no idea whats in it, but when she told me the schools were no longer allowed to use it because of the chemicals, I knew I had found the answer!
Hurricane and water scrubbed onto the floor…….magic! The tiles totally stripped with no problem!
Left side stripped, right side still ookie…
In two days Eric was able to strip the floor, and put two coats of sealer.
Toilet fixed. Check! Hot water heater installed. Check! Call to Town Hall. Check! I now have water service. Whooooo hoooooo! Eric and I scamper down to the basement (yes the scary the Silence of the Lambs one) to turn the water main. But wait… where is it? We look all over that creepy crawly space but find no water cut off.
What does this mean? Could there really be ANOTHER creepy space under this building? Why YES! Yes there is. A few phone calls later, I have in my hand a key that opens the basement area around the back of the building.
This can’t be right? Can it?!
Sigh…. the key fits the rusty old lock……
Ughhhh….. it’s even worse than I expected. Where the hell is that water shut off?! (Eric looks creepy doesn’t he?!)
Eric and I had to take a break today. Between the knots in our necks and all the paint fumes we huffed yesterday, we couldn’t make ourselves paint today. Tiny shop+ poor ventilation+ oil paint= unproductive Sunday. Seriously- I killed more than a few brain cells yesterday!!
For your viewing pleasure, the latest group of random shop pictures….
Whoa! Am I glad I quit smoking. These shelves used to be WHITE! The previous shop owner smoked.What the heck do my lungs look like?!
I really do know how to paint, I promise.
Sooooooo…… This is my basement door. It’s the ONLY ACCESS to the basement. What exactly was someone locking IN the basement. I am worried!
So many shelves!
Really. These shelves are going to rock when they are painted. WHEN THEY ARE PAINTED!
But wait! Why am I painting? I could have just kept this lovely sponge paint job!
Stay tuned for more thrilling updates from She’s So Pretty!
I started making these wine bags when BYOB restaurants started popping up near my girlfriends house in Baltimore. I mean, if you are going to get all gussied up to go out, you might as well look classy while your drinking. Nothing says style like walking into eat with a crumbled paper bag shoved under your arm.
Oh… and don’t get me started on those crappy string straps on the store bought wine bags. Nothing like sliding your bottle into a bag and having it crash all over the floor. What a mess!
Customers have also clued me into other uses. Wine, booze, olive oil, smanshy tonic and other juices all fit in these bags. Most recently, a customer told me she put roll up cutting mats, spatulas, and other kitchen utensils. Ingenious!
Completely lined, they slip right on your wrist for easy carrying! At $10, what a great way to dress up that bottle!
Seriously…. who doesn’t want one of these ridiculously cuddly monsters?! They are great for infants, toddlers, tweens, dogs…. the list goes on and on!
Made (by me) from polyester fleece and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. Machine wash- tumble dry low.
All eyes, flowers, neck ties etc are appliqued down. Nothing for a little one to chew off and swallow. Totally safe for the crib!
Bright colors, super soft. Completely huggable!
Dolls are 15″ish by 7″ish inches. Each doll and style vary slightly.
I have all these monsters in stock, with me. They are on sale right now for only $10! What a great gift for only 10 smackers! If youa re instersted in any of them, comment or shoot me a message. email@example.com
Be sure to check out this link to see just a few of my happy customers!