Just a quick note, as I’m expecting a customer who made an appointment to come by for some threads.
First off, George the carpentry wiz came by and fixed the counter situation. The problem, it turned out to be, is that the store floor isn’t quite level. You don’t notice it, until you try to align furniture exactly.
He also drilled some holes in the pegboard furring strips (I can’t believe I’m starting to get conversant with this arcane terminology!) he installed a few weeks ago. This way I don’t have these empty columns of holes between my threads due to not being able to put in hooks where the furring blocks their prongs in the back.
I thought he would have to remove the pegboards to do this, but my technical staff-cum-pegboard painters suggested just drilling through the holes into the furring. Brilliant!
Big advance in the store design department.
I’ve come to realize that this mirror on the back right wall of the store is costing me too much display space. You can see it in one of the pics, along with the two repurposed, industrial-strength pegboards that the L-shaped counter was attached to on its delivery palette.
So I am going to have George put some furring on each side of this mirror, and attach a new Homasote panel to the mirror using some special glue and screws.
[ UPDATE: CANCEL THIS IDEA. AFTER SCOPING IT OUT WITH ACTUAL PANELS, IT BECAME APPARENT IT WOULD LOOK AWFUL.]
When it comes to canvas display space in a needlepoint store, waste not, want not is what I say.
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