Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Vintage Bricoleur ~ Finished in 25 Days.

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As most of you know, we have opened our own store inside the
 fruit sheds in Loomis, CA.

This whole process has been very fast. 
 For over a year now, my husband and I have been looking for the perfect place for us.  It was important for us to be close to home, but also be in a place that had good traffic.  After checking out a few places in Loomis, we thought, "What about High Hand?"  We walked inside and I fell in love.  The sheds are 110 years old and full of character.  There were already a few other businesses inside the sheds and we felt that we could be an asset by adding a Vintage Home Design and Antiques shop.  After a few visits with the owner of the sheds we came to an agreement. 

He would give up a portion of a room where he stored and sold pots, for us to build our store.  This all took place the second week in October.
After drawing up plans and submitting them to the County,
we waited,
and waited.
Finally, we got the go ahead and on November 5th, we started the building.

The whole family was involved and we even had some very appreciated help from a friend visiting from Canada.
 Framed, sheeted, windows installed and trimmed, overhang framed.
Insulation and drywall.

Beautiful wood ceiling, electrical and fire sprinklers.

Siding, and paint.

Tape and mud.

Paint samples. Can you see the difference?  We chose FROST.

Again, lots of help from friends and family.

The painting took place on Thanksgiving morning.  Just one week before opening.

Another helper. 
(There was also lots of help behind the scenes in the way of meals, babysitting, encouraging visits, etc.)

Black Friday evening. 
Baseboard and trim, and a coat of Poly on the floor.  The kids are cleaning the cracks.  The next morning the trim was painted

And here is the start of our first window display on Sunday the 27th!
Wow, what a month!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we moved in and on Thursday December 1st, we had our soft opening.
Friday was our Grand Opening Party, and as you know it was a great success. 
Thank you again for your support.

Once again, the finished product.

One window display.

And the other.

So... now that you know how it all came to be, come by and pay us a visit.  We love visiters and the shop is full of treasures waiting for you.

The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95650

Coming soon Grand Opening pics.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)


Sarah Beth said...

Its darling!!! Wish i didn't live so far away or i would be there!!

Helen said...

It truly is a destination. There are so many wonderful items to chose from and the prices are also desirable. I stopped in the on opening night and there were so many enjoying the sights and treats. If you can, make it a stop next time you are in Loomis. Besides here, there are other places you may want to see, but make this place the first.

AnnaKaye87 said...

Terry! That looks amazing! I really wish I could come have come help you with it! I love to help people with projects like that! You did such a great job! Anna

Patina said...

I love that you incorporated the amazing sign you use for markets. I LOVE it all and can't wait to get up to Loomis to see it in person!

Sandy@TheOliveandRose said...

I still cant believe how quickly it came along despite my weekly visits when I got to see it all in person. I love seeing the pix of the kids! Glad to be a part of the family!