Welcome little goblins and fairies, come enjoy our signs of the season here at HEAVEN SENT...CHILDREN"S BOUTIQUE. Things they are a changin and much rearranging is brewing in the air!!!! Check out the progress in the posts below....
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The store looks more playful and bright with all the new wall colors, here is a display on a clothes rack, I made several of these "bucket arrangements" to give the diplays pop...and if someone wants one to put on their nursery shelf, it is for sale too!
The upper wall at the back of the shop, I added a fun mannequin with a fluffy flouncy outfit and then a massive carved ornate picture frame that I nestled one of my heart paintings in...then another "bucket" of flowers and a large turqoise sap bucket...
on the side wall, I added another painting, some fun colorful merchandise...the harlequin will be wonderful in all seasons and the ledges can be changed out easily. The walls already had a wood retail display system on them...so I am working around that...
here you can see the wood system on the wall...kinda boring, but very functional for changing displays..I think I may need to skirt the tables to hide back stock, maybe give them a tutu effect!!!
Then I made a large moveable sign...one side has the store name and the other side is a sale sign....the colors are so much brighter in person...and ...yes, I forgot to take a pic of the other side...these pictures were taken with a disposable digital...I have lost my camera....again...well, it is grey, who notices something that is grey...now if it were hot pink or orange, maybe I could keep up with it better!!! Hope you enjoy the "AFTER" pics, this is only the beginning stages of our redo...there will be more to come as we complete the transition...feel free to come to Lewisville, Texas and visit in person...tell them Sandra sent you!!!
The wall outside the dressing room and leading into the play area is now striped in horizontal fuschia and tango orange, then the walls above the molding got a harlequin update to better show off the merchandise...
Then I added a fabric enty to the play area, the back plain cream wall will get a scene painted on it very soon with whimsical animals in fun attire! I wish you could see the this part better, I layered huge bright colored buttons with lots of ribbons to add to the points on the top treatment, then made tassels to match to tie back the panels...wanted it to seem kind of like a "big top" effect, when the animals arrive, it will have more of the look I want.
The stripes go onto the wall that the dressing room is on, so we made a fun sign to introduce that adorable spot!
A painted canvas panel serves as a changing background for the seasons or theme...then the most fun part...a witch that I put together on my dress form with a large pumpkin head that I painted!-
Here is a closer view..well, not sure how to get these in the right order...so you will have to decipher what text goes with each picture...is there a way to place the pics where you want them to be???? On to more of the transformation, maybe if I do each one in a seperate post, I can control the pics a little better....
Sunday, September 21, 2008
One of my latest projects has been the update of a children's shop in Lewisville. HEAVEN SENT is a small childrens boutique filled with the cutest clothes! The interior was pretty vanilla and needed some punch. Here are just a few pictures of the shop before the updating began....Sorry, looks like I uploaded in reverse order...anyway, you can see how it is pretty plain, very functional and in need of some "POP". One of my clients purchased the shop from the previous owner and that is how I got involved in the redo, the previous owner, Laurie still works a few days a week, she has a great eye for buying children's clothes and accessories. They are just now getting in their holiday dresses and they are adorable!!! So if you are in the area, just drop in to Heaven Sent in Lewisville and tell them I sent you!!! Now, very shortly I will show you the AFTER pictures of what we have done so far....is the suspense killing you????
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
My how time flies...wow...is it Friday already??? Well, F is for Frog, but also for Friday. Love those Fridays, because the next day starts the weekend!! The chance of my getting some art done increases by 50% at least!!! I have three canvas just waiting to have funky kitties painted on them for a little girls room, and may try and get some ready to go to the childrens shop that I have been working on some lately....but the most important thing is that I am going to clean out my garage and storage building this weekend, in preparation for our neighborhoods annual street yard sale....hmmmmm, sure I can find a few things for that one!!!LOL, especially if you have ever been in my garage!!! The storage bldg is my dad's, and it has been almost four years now since he passed away, so I think I can finally narrow down the "keepers" out of it....time to take care of it and close that storage out...because I now have my mom's entire house in storage and she and I will begin the task of going through all of that. That one will be a treasure trove of cottage goodness and I will be offering some of that abundance on the blog to all you gals that love frou-frou, crackeled paint, old roses and cottage lovelies...so stay tuned for that! Should have the first "collection" of goodies up to shop through by the end of the weekend!!! Hope your week was a good one and that you are headed into a weekend of relaxing and creating whatever makes you happy!!!-Sandra