Monday, July 23, 2007

The Beat of My Art shop

I just opened my new art shop/studio today July 23rd. Here are some shots of the place in it's just born phase. I will post the before shots in the next couple of days.
Top photo is of the the signs I painted and a wonderful friend and amazing sign painter Liza Hopkins lettered for me.
Next is a photo of the door to my shop. A giant old picture frame project was cut and added on to in order to create a whimsical new door frame. I painted and distressed the door in my signature raspberry color.
The next three photos are images of the shop from various locations and the last image is a shot of my new floor. We put down a new subfloor that I painted in a cream color than stenciled in a fresh paisley pattern.
So now you know why I haven't been posting much the past few months.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoy the images.


Funky Finds said...

omg! it is fabulous!!! how exciting. i want to visit!!! great signs, carpet, etc.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Congratulations Debbie! This looks even prettier than I could have imagined! - oxox - kate : )

Debbie Egizio said...

Thanks so much Funky Finds, you made my day! I'm so excited about it. Please stop by any time if you are in the Naperville, Illinois area.

Kate, you are the best! Thanks so much. Can't wait for you to see it in person. Hope to see you soon my friend! ;)

annax said...

Many congratulations! My goodness it looks so beautiful!!

Diane Duda said...

Congratulations Debbie! I looks great. You have such a way with color!


PAT said...

Debbie you have a spectacular shop there! I can't wait to see the before photos! You've done a wonderful job.


Right Brained Gal said...

Wonderful shop. Where are you located?

Wendy said...

Congratulations Debbie! Your shop is really cool!

DesigningFairy said...

What a fabulous, delicious little shop. I wish I lived closer. What a HUGE accomplishment. Congrats!

A Fanciful Twist said...

WOW! Your very own ARtBEat! I love that!! What a wonderful place. That door, those floors!! WOWsa!!!

somepinkflowers said...

what a beautiful shop!

the greens, reds and yellows you used here
make me think of little shops in france.

i want to sit on that bench
and look all around,
i do.

good luck with your store
and i look forward to watching it fill up
with more Delish Treats.

do i see some floating suns,
jack or jim?

Debbie Egizio said...

Hi everyone,

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to commment. I really appreciate every lovely word. I hope that if any of you are in the Chicago/Naperville area that you would stop by for a visit. Take care and thanks again! Your words have made me feel lighter!

The Decorated House said...

Debbie, Congratulations!
You really created such a fabulous space. The amount of hard work you put into it really shows.

Wishing you great success!

studio lolo said...

Wow debbie, this is just stunning!! I've been wanting to paint my gallery walls but haven't gotten around to it. You've inspired me! I wish you tons of success. Blessings...Laurel

Rrramone said...

Congrats! It looks wonderful. :-)

Debbie Egizio said...

Thanks Donna, Laurel and RRRamone! So nice of you guys to comment. I'm very happy at my new place. LOTS AND LOTS to do there every day.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a fun shop. I love that floor. I would have a hard time putting any furniture on that canvas ;-)

Michelle Sylvia said...

Your shop is magical!!! I LOVE the floor! I ripped out my dining room carpeting not to long ago and we painted the sub floor as well. I will be ripping out a bunch more and stenciling like you did. I already have my stencil catalog ready to order a couple of my fav's!

Congrat's on opening such a beautiful shop!

Many Blessings,

Michelle Sylvia said...

OMG!!! I just read that You are in NAperville!!! I am in Sycamore! I can come visit your shop!!! Yippeeee!!!


Marci B. said...

Wow - congrats! I wish you so much luck, and hope to visit next time I am in town :)

Perriette said...

LOVE the floor. Entire shop looks quite enchanting.