Our sign is up! Look!
And this is the main room of the shop, all the shelves are up and the fitting room is nearly done! I love our big window to the street, it's nice to see what's going on outside, and while we've been working lots of people have been stopping by to see what we're up to. It's been a lot like being in a fish bowl, which has been weird, but we haven't minded at all. It's just so nice that people interested!
This is our lovely chandelier up close. My father made this out of waterbottles - the holders for the lights are the bottoms of the bottles, and all the little prisms are cut and folded from the bottle plastic.
...And this is the second shop room downstairs. It still needs a little bit of work but the shelves are up, the floor's been painted and it's really just small final touches to do before it's done (like maybe sorting out that very fashionable wire hanging from the ceiling).
My father has also made a lovely, simple glass top table for displaying jewellery and smaller hats which is installed in the downstairs room. It's been really nice to do the shop up as a family project, everyone has been working really well together, and we've also been recycling as much material as possible, making shelving and other bits from material we've recycled from what the previous tenant left behind.
So close now! Our 2DO list is still pretty long, but the jobs on there are getting smaller and smaller!