We are finally in our new property and the transformations have officially began! Here you can see the front room of the store with the exposed brick walls and timber floors. We had started stripping the mission brown painted floor when this image was taken. Actually, I must apologise for the poor image quality, I took this photo with my phone!
The front room has pressed metal ceilings which are original and date to the early 1900s. There are big fluorescent (arrhhh!) lights over the ceiling which will have to go...
to be replaced with these industrial European pendant lights which have black enamel shades and caged over frosted glass lamps.
Do you remember I mentioned that the property was once the town bakery, and that the original ovens are still on sight? Well here is the exterior of the bakery and oven buildings. We think the ovens may need some restoration, a future project!
We are pretty busy at the moment with getting the property ready for our new store. But I am so excited about it and believe that it will look really great after our hard work. I will give an update in a few weeks. We hope to be open a few weeks before Christmas, wish us luck!
Until next time,