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The New Simple Things

After months {many, many months} of planning, designing, thinking, considering, and finding the right people to support the dream, our new location is finally coming to life!

The building {our old warehouse} is located at 7401 W Vickery Blvd – just a short 15 minute drive straight down Vickery towards Benbrook.   Paying attention to every detail, we strategically and carefully took the 40 something year old building and “Simple Things’d it out” adding  industrial elements and good doses of New York Loft, New England Cottage and Swedish Farmhouse influences.

A Few Photos of Our {Construction} Journey 

Simple Things Furniture Company "Before"

The building ‘before’.

Demolition

Simple Things New Building Demolition

Clearing out.  Gutting the space.  Measuring {again and again}.  The process began.

Clearstory Windows

Flying Joists

Flying Joists

Because we absolutely love natural light and cannot live without it, we cut a gigantic hole in the roof and added clearstory windows utilizing custom made large wooden joists and salvaged cast iron windows from a demolished school house in eastern Kansas.

Clearstory Windows

Simple Things Furniture Ceilings and Windows

Paint

Simple Things Perfect White Paint

Simple Things Perfect White Paint

While the heavy construction was taking place, the search for the “perfect” white pain began … that’s no easy task!

Back Wall Windows

Simple Things back windows

Where large dock doors were once set, we installed {fabulous, we must say} custom-made cast iron windows to allow for even more natural light.

Floors

Simple Things Floors

We brought our wooden box car floors from our University Park Village location {along with a few other surprise details} and fashioned them to fit the new space.

Simple Things Floors

Because the new showroom is twice as big as the old one, we didn’t have enough box car flooring.   So, we created some new wooden floor modules to mix in to make up the difference.   We had a great, stress-releasing time distressing and beating them up to give them a perfectly aged look.  After the distressing, a crazy brewed concoction of steel wool and vinegar helped us achieve the perfect color.

Simple Things Staining Floors

Simple Things Floors

On the Outside

We hung reclaimed sliding barn doors and a metal eyebrow awning with the new store sign to define the entrance. In the final stages of construction, which will be very soon, hefty perforated metal panels will wrap around the front of the building.

Simple Things Outside

Simple Things Sign

Mounting Simple Things Sign

Our Status Now

We are steadily filling the new space up with our signature Simple Things look and pieces and bringing the new store to life. Check back within the next week or two for information on when we’ll officially be open … it won’t be long now.  {insert large measure of excitement here!}

Coming Soon

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. JMaul #

    beyond thrilled!

    July 24, 2013
  2. amy coffey #

    perfection! can’t wait to shop 🙂
    -amy coffey

    July 24, 2013
  3. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Brimming!!!!

    July 24, 2013
  4. Kimberly Laird #

    I love everything about the new location! Especially the iron windows that my husbands company made! Cannot wit to come see the finished place!

    July 24, 2013
  5. Margaret Hampton #

    Oh my gosh! I’m SO excited and cannot wait! It looks SO cool!

    July 26, 2013
  6. Emily #

    Lookin’ good!! Can’t wait to see!!!

    July 28, 2013
  7. Sandy McDougall #

    Our first visit was a few days ago——-we were thrilled! Loved everything! Thank you so much!

    August 22, 2013

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