Posted by: ableanna | April 5, 2010

The shop workshop

Emeline Annabelle shop Emeline sanding floors

Emeline - 8 mos pregnant - sanding

So… I don’t even know where to begin with this one, except that our shop is set to open this Friday. THIS FRIDAY.
But you know what? The floors are in, which was a project so huge in scope and complexity, that Friday feels like a blip on the radar. The baltic birch plywood floor “floats” on top of a cement floor sealed with carpet, ceramic and some soundproofing. We had amazing men by our sides to do the installation (thank you) and we spent a week sanding and varnishing, sanding and varnishing and assessing and then sanding and varnishing for one final finish. And what a finish! I think I might want these floors in my house…

Emeline & Annabelle shop floor pre-reno

Our shop pre-reno

Emeline Annabelle shop floor before pic

Shop floor before

Emeline Annabelle shop floor during install

During the installation

Emeline Annabelle baltic birch plywood floors

Floors in progress

Emeline Annabelle baltic birch plywood floor

Second coat of varnish

Emeline Annabelle baltic birch plywood floors

Beautiful floors

On top of all this I have been plagued by my immobility to help out on the errand side (apparently I was sleep talking a negotiation to buy a car the other night), so cochonet finds herself making a second home in her car, trolling with the dudes at Home Depot and the floor displays at Ikea. Plus we have all the remaining store to build & paint, and the marketing/website, accounting, paperwork, orders, stock, and party planning to account for at the same time. Tomorrow is a big day. Here are some more photos of the shop! Enjoy!

Emeline Annabelle shop in progress

Emeline Annabelle shop in progress
Emeline Annabelle shop in progress

Emeline Annabelle shop in progress

Emeline & Annabelle storefront

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  1. It’s looking beautiful Annabelle!! :)

  2. Looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Are you guys having an opening party on Friday?

  3. Looking very, VERY wonderful. can’t wait to visit when I next visit Montreal. Looks soo sunny!

  4. You got balls, Annabelle, the size of grapefruits.

    Congrats…

  5. Looking good ladies. So excited to come and check it out. Good Luck.

  6. The amount of work you guys have put in here has obviously really paid off. The shop looks fantastic. Good luck with the opening!


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