Friday, December 17, 2010

Our {Crepe} Restaurant

What a journey our family has been through in the last 4 months.

My husband was let go with a local builder before summer hit. Thru the summer we saved as much money as we could, but didn't have a plan of how the bills were going to get paid this coming winter. We've been selling crepes at the downtown Farmer's Market (on Saturdays) & have had such great success. People wanted to know where they could get them during the week. That made think. . .

We looked in different areas of our town & found a place in the same complex as the Edwards 21 Theaters. The deal was too good to pass up & then we knew our prayers had been answered. This is how The Creperie came to be. We had a very small budget & we had to do 80% of the work ourselves(ceiling/walls/flooring/signage/cabinetry). We were blessed to find many things on CraigsList for a great deal and even got some free stuff.

Below are some pictures to showcase our hard work!

The "before" shell of a room.

Family on the scissor lift to paint the ceiling.

Me "fauxing" the walls.

The ceiling, walls and new stain on the concrete flooring DONE!

The back brick wall with a "faux stucco" face. [I really had a challenge with the brick wallpaper so I had to do this "faux stucco". I put up 1/4" wood on the wall then used joint compound to cover it then faux painted it-it was a happy accident.]

Pricing boards [doors & molding from a second hand store & made them chalkboard-MS formula]

CraigsList wall tables-before & after

The END result.

I'm grateful for this humbling experience. I know this will be a legacy for our children.

If you're in the Boise area please stop by & say "hi".

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  1. It looks great! Wish we were closer to enjoy some of the sweet goodness coming from there. We wish you much success in this endeavor, we know you will do well! I love to read your testimony of are a great example to me!

  2. Looks beautiful! We can't wait to come in and see you!:)

  3. What an amazing job you did!! Next time I am in Boise, I will have to stop and check it out. Congrats!!

  4. Hello Heather!
    We're looking forward to coming in! The place looks awesome and I can't wait to try some crepes!!!


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