Hello my lovely readers, my regular customers, and fans of Crooked Treehouse!
By now, some of you have heard our "plans" for Crooked Treehouse. And I put that in quotes because they have always been a little loose. This tiny business was almost created as a whim.
There we were, on the honestly sad looking historic Boulevard, living in this could-be adorable tiny yellow old commercial building turned house. We could see, with little effort, that the front of the house could be turned back into a tiny business. So we did. We opened up Crooked Treehouse in October, dressed up the front of the building, and turned this little house back into a living business.
Well, my time living here will soon be coming to an end. Within the next two months or so, I - Cynthia, owner of Crooked Treehouse - will be buying a new place with my husband, and will no longer need to rent this building as my house. That unfortunately makes it no longer cost effective to run the business as we are.But we love it, and have multiple options on how Crooked Treehouse can continue.
Here's what we would ideally like to have happen:
- We buy the building that currently houses Crooked Treehouse
- We expand the shop into about twice its current size by opening it up into both front rooms of the building.
- We redo the apartment above into an awesome space for the awesome Jac - our amazing friend who helps keep Crooked Treehouse running.That would take finances we don't currently have, and that's why we are turning to you, our regulars and friends, to help.
If we meet our goal, we will have raised the funds to buy our current building and perform desired renovations. Those renovations include:
All new doors and windows, and a fresh coat of colorful paint to make the building stand out! Colors are just approximate, but we want a purple door!
Paint the odd side above the roofline of the next building with an awesome mural.
Add an archway on this wall to open it up into the next room. Front room would now be crystal and handmade gift focus, second room would be candles, herbs, tarot cards and books,. Plus it will give us room for a reading nook/small workshop space.
If we don't make our goal, every $1000 keeps us open one more month. So every bit helps!
Thank you for your time, and please help us spread the word!