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June 2016

Can’t get no…SATISFACTION!

On a daily basis at the new store we encounter things that are less than satisfactory. Peeling ceiling tiles, dust… everywhere, holes in the floor, broken window panes, you get the point. BUT once in a while there are a few things that fill that seemingly daunting void during our construction process. So, ladies and gentlemen, I have compiled a few of the most satisfying parts of renovating our new location. Scroll down for some feel good gifs sure to satisfy your inner OCD:  

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A fresh sanding coat always brightens up nicely! *Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle*

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Dowl-filling holes… and there were plenty.

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Step two: Slice ‘er off!

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Ahhh, that’s the stuff! Only 100 more holes to go….

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And if there’s not a hole to fill, there’s a chunk. Luckily we had extra wood to patch in the larger holes. A perfect fit!

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Oh? What’s that? You’re done filling holes? Well there’s brick walls to clean!
Now get to it!

-Yours truly, Leah R.

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New Trimmings

How far do we go to re-purpose or re-use the materials in our old historic building? See for yourself! This ceiling tile is getting used, and actually featured, in it’s rusty state. Wait till you see what happens with the skylight! 

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The building’s exterior really has alot of Limestone accents. They primarily function as pidgeon perches. Hope to fix that problem. Any ideas? We added cement footings under the new glass storefront and want to blend that in so color selection is critical. It appears to be Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige. That’s hilarious as it has been in the top 5 most popular colors in the last 15 yrs or better. This Limestone has been here since 1910!
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Inside the front entrance of both buildings, there was a ledge made of Douglas Fir flooring. Not sure why an excessively nice floor was up there, but as the storefront headers were replaced, we salvaged the wood for something. I think it will be great as a accent trim along the top of our drywall dividing it from the plaster areas. Stephanie loves a challenge like this one. 
After Cleaning 100 years of dust off these boards, Stephanie lightly sanded to retain the textured surfaces. Then, she used diluted grey paint to wash color lightly across the surface. The magic happens when the clear satin finish is applied. Check out video clip below!

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If you have photos or historical info about our building, especially the SODA FOUNTAIN or ICE-CREAM machine- please send them our way! We would love to share them with everyone!  Send to: Amy@MagnoliasOnline.com