Before & After

Today we thought we would share some of our transformation photos! You will have to pardon our mess throughout some of the pictures since we thought to grab our camera while the project was happening rather than taking true before and after photos. Legacy Strong makes a couple appearances - they occupied the space immediately before us and still have a studio next door for all of your fitness needs! Prior to that the space was Painterly Pottery who now has a big beautiful location directly across the street from us!

(MANY thanks are owed to my family + boyfriend who spent countless hours at the store with me getting it ready to open! The BIGGEST thanks of all goes to me dad for being my 'head contractor' and bringing all of my visions to life! This would not have been possible without them).

 Front of the store before and after. Check out the tree in both photos - just goes to show how quickly seasons change! 

Front of the store before and after. Check out the tree in both photos - just goes to show how quickly seasons change! 

 Me making the honorary first brushstroke! If I'm being honest, this was pretty much the only painting I did.

Me making the honorary first brushstroke! If I'm being honest, this was pretty much the only painting I did.

 Painted all of the walls bright white!

Painted all of the walls bright white!

 Custom light fixtures before they went up in the store. Contact us if you're interested in ordering your own! 

Custom light fixtures before they went up in the store. Contact us if you're interested in ordering your own! 

 We spent months collecting side tables and coffee tables at rummage sales and thrift stores to make this installment possible.

We spent months collecting side tables and coffee tables at rummage sales and thrift stores to make this installment possible.

 We think it turned out pretty good! 

We think it turned out pretty good! 

 This was a completely blank white wall before we put all these different fixtures up.

This was a completely blank white wall before we put all these different fixtures up.

 Gallery wall in progress + the messy cash wrap.

Gallery wall in progress + the messy cash wrap.

 Completed gallery wall! 

Completed gallery wall! 

 The back corner of the store all complete! Some of the notable things: the cash wrap covered in pallet wood, the perfect card wall, and the table in the center of the photo. 

The back corner of the store all complete! Some of the notable things: the cash wrap covered in pallet wood, the perfect card wall, and the table in the center of the photo. 

Another shout out is owed to Pinterest! We created a mood board for the store and many of these ideas came from compiling all of those images into one place. Another thing that was a big focus was repurposing as much material as we could. This, of course, allowed us to save some money but also gave the entire store a cohesive look and feel and we are very pleased with the outcome!

You will not believe the talent that has helped us fill these shelves and bring the handmade movement to Bay City! We hope you will come see the changes in person and do some handmade shopping with us (if you haven't already)! 

-Capri