Building Our Old Town Location
Follow along on our construction story of the Old Town location. From framing to painting, our store is completely custom. See how we created our beautiful new shop.
IN JULY 2012...CONSTRUCTION BEGINS......
This project involved major remodeling and refurbishing of a large area of over 3500 square feet. The space was divided in half and Mermaids Cove occupies the north section with access to an adjoining courtyard of European flair shared with a variety of other merchants.
Our new front entrance on San Diego Avenue...
The front of the store, behind our new front door!
The back of the store....
Steel studs were used through out the interior to create a back office...
and 500 square feet of storage for inventory
WHAT A MESS...BUT MOVING FORWARD!
OUR NEW FRONT DOOR
TAKING OUT THIS TILE IS NEXT
TWO...NOT ONE...3 TON AC UNITS WITH STATE OF THE ART CONTROLS ARE INSTALLED TO KEEP OUR GUESTS COOL ON THOSE HOT SUMMER DAYS. THEY ARE MOUNTED UNDER THE CEILING IN THE OFFICE FOR EASY ACCESS SHOULD ANY SERVICE OR REPAIRS BE NEEDED.
THE OLD TILE HAS VANISHED
AND WHEN ALL THE DUST SETTLED...
NOW WE ARE READY FOR THE WOOD
OOPS..THE CEILING HAS TO BE FINISHED BEFORE THE FLOOR IS INSTALLED.
"WE CANT HAVE WHITE CEILING TILES..."
Each tile was individually hand painted, then cut to fit
Nine gallons of paint later, the ceiling was finished in beautiful "OPAL SILK"
CEILING IS DONE...NOW THE WALLS
These white walls are too antiseptic!
Six different shades of aqua are chosen for the walls.
The walls are done and the sub floor gets installed.
Top boards were cut into 8" wide strips and random lengths
Once installed, the boards were "whitewashed" with a mixture of 50% water and 50% "Rockport Grey" ceiling paint. Then five coats of urathane sealer were applied.
The artist is carefully chosen, then the first tail is created for the front entrance
The artist at work....J.D Rienks
The second tail is finished at the courtyard entrance.
READY TO OPEN..THE BIG DAY...10-11-12