Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Front Sign is Done

The sign dries on top of some graphic vintage crates
The sign for the front entrance to Greenbush Salvage is done. Chris did a fabulous job on the lettering and I like the tough rustic look. It is appropriate in this situation where big heavy objects are involved to use letters that look blocky and rigid. We had considered using some vinyl letters, but we felt that the crisp and perfect letters didn't have the same appeal as hand painted ones do. And so this sign was born.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Prepping for Greenbush Salvage

The building that houses Fort Plain Antiques is huge. It has so much extra space that is not being used and the potential is there for another business to make it home. Robert, our gracious landlord, and Chris have hatched a plan to utilize some of this beautiful aging warehouse space. 

The view of the front entrance from the inside. 

Open beams show the original structure
They have decided to use this area to sell large items such as farm machinery, wagons, and architectural salvage including windows, doors, columns and shutters. The space has a set of large original beams running down the center and massive paned windows on the outside walls. In between are large aisles which will perfectly accommodate the bigger merchandise.

Chris surveying the Factory Store sign from Johnstown after hanging it up

Chris has been busy this season, preparing the initial foundation and basic structures needed in order to display household and industrial items such as doors, windows and shutters and making displays to fit the new space.

An old Orchard ladder is displayed above a myriad of vintage shutters
 In the back of the structure, there is space for the Vintage Antique Woods that Robert is offering.

In the back corner is a glimpse of the Vintage Wood that will soon be available on the premises
Future plans include creating a small office in which paperwork and cash register can be housed. In addition, there is a nice garden courtyard in the back of the building which will serve as an area to sell garden and patio items and landscape extras.

Some of the interesting new things to be found at Greenbush Savage

In researching the history of Fort Plain, we found a reference to this part of the town being called "Greenbush". We are most excited to name this new venture "Greenbush Salvage" in honor of this historical region!!
A vintage wagon awaiting a new home
I will be helping in this new venture, bringing you updates as we work towards making Greenbush Salvage a great new place to shop for interesting and unique items for your estate, home or farm.
There is still no exact opening date but the project is in motion. The new space is evolving and soon will be open for business 2 doors down from it's sister store, Fort Plain Antiques!!