December 5th, 2006

My new home


Beautiful isn’t it?! This may be one of the most scary and exciting things that’s ever happened to me. After starting my business in my garage 13 years ago and then being a model tenant to a less than accomodating landlord for 12 years I am going to be the proud owner of my very own commercial building. Well, technically it’s half a building-the front half that is closest. That will be my corner office on the second floor overlooking….well, the view is not that great but I don’t have time to gaze out the window anyway!

We are meeting with the architect in the morning to finalize the interior plans to get bids (gulp!) So many decisions, SO MANY NEW SURFACES! I can’t wait to have my very own fresh new place to decorate. I will have LOTS and LOTS of things to share and show once we really get to planning the fun stuff so please keep checking back.

6 Responses to “My new home”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Congratulations! You inspire me! Good luck with the new adventure and hope to see you sometime in 2007!

    Best wishes,

  2. Lucinda R. Henry Says:

    Melanie, I’m sure you’ve been told over and over what an inspiration you are — well, I will say it again! I wish you lots of luck and look forward to you continuing to inspire us as a decorative painting community. Because of your success I strive harder to make my own business succeed.

    PS. Thanks for blogging!

  3. Melanie Says:

    Thank you so much Jennifer and Lucinda! I really appreciate the words of encouragement.


  4. Carla Says:

    Whooooohoooooo Melanie, Girl you are busy. I am looking forward to watching it grow and blossom even more than now. Heck, slowing down is for sissys anyway. Just kidding, I look forward to the days of slower pace, laying back, taking it all in……..
    But for now, go for it! I’ll be watching, maybe helping!!! Who knows.
    Most important, remember the Who that blessed you, say thanks everyday, and keep on inspiring us, we need you and love ya.
    God Bless and Merry Christmas to you and your families!!!

  5. Thea Holmes Says:

    What an exciting time for you! I’m sure your list of volunteers is long, but you can add me to it. Thanks for all you do and your inspirational ways.

  6. Melanie Says:

    Thanks Carla and Thea. It’s good to know that I can inspire people. That is what keeps us all going, right? Knowing that we can always grow more and do more. Merry Christmas to you too!