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.