GRAND OPENING SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
44972 Van Dyke Rd
Shelby Twp., Mi 48317
My emotions are flying….
After many days and hours and conversations, we have decided to take the risk and jump off the cliff. Cliff, you ask? That’s the easiest way for me to describe it – our life is upside down, my husband is still seeking employment, we are in the midst of short saling our house and downsizing, and I am opening a retail space? In this economy? Are we CRAZY????
If I’ve learned one thing this last year, it has been that WE don’t have control – I can’t be sure of anything… life as we know it, as we ‘control it’ can change in an instant.
I started my decorative painting business, Fabulous Finishes, 8 years ago. Who would have thought I’d be creatively successful , my background was math and computers… Then 2 1/2 years ago I got involved with Caromal Colours – a DIY paint company that has helped me realize my TRUE calling – creating and helping others create. In a way its a perfect mix of my structurally thinking right brain and my ever snapping colorful left brain.
How I can BEST help my family situation? I believe the answer is by taking my drive and creative vision and passion and making something big of it – way bigger than it is now. A few days ago I signed a lease for 1300 sf of retail space on Van Dyke Rd in Shelby Township!
Here’s a sneek peak
Here is an inside view, which I almost didn’t share because it is SOOOOO ….. what’s the right word – WRONG? Trust that it will change DRAMATICALLY in the next 4 weeks -
I describe the space in three
– the front area will be show/room/display/retail
– the middle area (presently offices) will be an open concept for the workshops and design area, complete with 2 handcrafted 4×8 rolling work tables
– the back area will be a working space, clean up and storage
This is from the back door looking in toward the front
Of course I’ll make sure and bring you along on this journey of making this nasty office looking space a warm and welcoming place I can call Fabulous!
In the mean time, if you pose a question to me either via phone or email, remember I NEVER delete them until I return them, but this month I might be longer in the response time – I’ve got a zillion things to do!
Wish me luck – this is do or die – if I can’t get this concept of Do It Yourself with really cool, easy and durable products going in Metro Detroit, then I’ll humbly hang up my creative hat and reprint my resume!
(proposed window design)