The NEW High Falootin Junk Headquarters

Have you seen our new digs? We reopened in our new spot last Tuesday and we have been so busy that I haven’t had time to post until now. The build out of the new store was a lot of work, but so worth it. We love our new spot!

Here are some photos of the build out process .

In my last post I mentioned that I really wanted to rip out the carpet and get down to the concrete so that I could paint it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. After 3 days of scraping up felt paper and glue I nixed that idea

I really wanted to feature the chalk paint on the floor, so I had to find a quick and easy alternative to having new concrete pumped in or wood flooring put in only to paint over it. I decided to use a technique that I had installed during my trade show days. Plywood cut into 4×4 squares and laid with the grain going opposing directions for visual interest.

I then created a wash by adding water to Graphite Chalk Paint and painted the plywood. I really wanted to have a lot of highs and lows in the finish to create a finish that looked time-worn in some areas.

I then stenciled these paisley patterns on the floor with various ASCP colors.

We also built out the bay window so that I could double my floor area in that space and create not only storage underneath, but a great merchandising surface on top. By the way that is Aubusson, Versailles and Duck Egg Chalk Paint on the walls.

I love corrugated steel. It creates so much texture and it really brightens up small spaces.

After one and a half weeks of running the store during the day and building out the new store at night…Wha La here it is…

I hope y’all will stop by and check out the new digs!

Too -Da- Loo

~Denna~

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8 thoughts on “The NEW High Falootin Junk Headquarters

  1. It has been awhile since I have been to Mount Dora but I think your store is wonderful and cannot wait to see it when I get up there. Good Luck on your new store.

  2. I was in yesterday for the first time, and I LOVE the new shop. It has a fantastic view of Donnelly and so many wonderful handmade, reworked gypsy, and shabby treasures that call to me. Thrilled for you and Mount Dora to have HFJ there!
    xo

  3. Wow! I didn’t even know you were moving!. Can’t wait to see in person. Best of luck. What a prime spot. Love seeing my artwork on the walls~

  4. Hi,
    I discovered your fabulous shop today after having lunch with my husband today at The Coffee Pot. I love it!!! I also love the bracelet i purchased! Best of luck to you in your new place. I will definitely be back!

    LuAnn

  5. We are painting old pine floors, that have never been treated, with graphite black. I am wondering if you first used knotting solution or French polish before applying the graphite? Btw, your place looks incredible!

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