MMSMP Farmhouse White is an antique white, perfect for when you want a little depth on your piece of furniture. I’ve been using Farmhouse White more and more, and while I’m still a Grain Sack girl at heart, Farmhouse White is winning me over. We answer questions about the differences between the two colors all the time, and my general response is that Grain Sack has just a hint of gray and is therefore a bit darker than Farmhouse White. Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Our other Color of the Month for February, is Arabesque, a soft pale pink that is part of our European Line.
This beautiful, unique sideboard we finished in MMSMP Farmhouse White was only in the store for a few days and was put on hold twice before finding a forever home with one of our favorite Fivethirty Home customers!
I really loved the lines of this piece and it was HEAVY! They really don’t make them like they used to!
Well, we kicked it into high gear and everything was ready to reopen the store on Friday, March 16th. I was so happy that we only had to be closed for a few days. We got the place cleaned up and put up some balloons!
We received so many flowers, cards, nice notes and visitors that day. It was so special.
Check out our facebook page for some images of the store that day. I can’t fully describe how wonderful we felt as people stopped by all day to see our new home!
I feel that way everyday when we walk into the space. The history, the fun and care and blood, sweat and tears put into making our new location a destination for our customers fills me with such pride and happiness. I hope you will stop in if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet or come again soon if you’ve already been in. We look forward to many years in our new home!
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. When you move two blocks, you still have to move everything you own. My husband and I once moved from 6th Street to 4th Street in the Village and it was the worst move ever because we would take a load at a time since it was “on the way” to wherever we were going. I tried to learn the lesson from that move and we mostly stuck to the plan of having Carter’s move us.
They came around 8:30 on Tuesday. We had packed all day Sunday and most of the day on Monday.
It took about 5 hours to get everything loaded, drive the two blocks down the street and get everything unloaded.
I had a few staging areas set up to pull from as we started getting the larger pieces in place. Here is a glimpse of the small table staging area aka the paint room…
We got the place put together in a hurry and had most of the paint and supplies ready to go by Tuesday evening.
Up next: Opening day
I’ve tried to find a picture of the kitchen area as it was when we moved in, but this is the best one I can find…
Here’s what it looks like now…
We painted the cabinets in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Eulalie’s Sky and gave the walls a coat of Sherwin Williams White Flour. Lana broke out her sewing machine again and made a panel for the door and we found this awesome Mason Jar Light on Etsy.
I love, love, love how it turned out!
Up next: the two block move
We knew we needed some storage that would be easy to get to, aka not the basement. So we tore up the leopard carpet, put down some laminate and made a small little storage area.
I had decided we should cover the opening to this space, approximately 5 feet wide, with a barn door. We just have enough clearance to the left so it was a GO.
Now, we just needed to locate a 10′ barn door kit. We ended up with this one from Amazon. Only $100 and ships right away, yes!!
So, my awesome husband built the barn door. It is massive. 8 feet tall by 5 feet wide. We discussed a few designs including an X across the front. I like this one because I think it looks a little like a Z (you know, for Zionsville)!
We stained the pine door in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Curio. We thinned the paint to a wash (approximately 3:1) and finished with our custom mix of Antiquing and Furniture Waxes.
And here she is in action…
Up next: the kitchen
You’ve undoubtedly heard us talk about the barn. We love the barn. But the barn is a little bit of a drive from the store which meant I was spending way more time in the car than I should be. When looking for a space, we wanted something that would make the barn a twice a month need instead of a twice per week need. We are happy to report that our new location cuts down on trips to the barn quite a bit!
But we had a ton of furniture and accessories stored there and needed to get them to 205 S Main. I wanted to do as much as possible before we closed our original location so we wouldn’t have much down time and could stay open. So, we had a pre-move move…
And, we had furniture wrapped in plastic…
And, we had letters (oh my, do we have letters!)…
Up next: the barn door