Restore a historic building into artist studios

Hi! For those of you who don't already know me, I am Cynthia from Wyrd Armouries. We are a pair of eclectic artists, working full time creating costumes, accessories, props, and art.

We bought our current building on The Boulevard in Eden, NC in 2018. It had been long neglected, filled with trash, and had a lot of problems. But bit by bit we've been restoring the building with a lot of our own physical labor and money. We fixed large parts of the roof, replaced front windows, did a lot of cleaning, and gradually have been able to make parts of the building usable again.

Then, a set back. Last Spring, high winds tore an old 1970s gutter off the back of the building, flung it through the old coal chimney, and broke the chimney sending it through the roof and floor below into the basement. Just what we needed, a new repair to add, right? And since the building was under renovation at the time, this was not something covered by insurance.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel! After months of searching we found an excellent contractor who would work with us and a reasonable budget. We need your help to complete the current stage! They have fixed the floors and it is awesome. We are seeking help to finish paying our awesome contractor and the amazing people fixing our roof.

If we can get that done, we can use the whole building to make even more amazing things... and if all goes well, start towards bringing the cool old building not just functional, but back to her former glory!

Donations (3)

  • Stacey Rathbun
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Delora Parks
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Meggan Cividanes
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
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Cynthia Abernathy
Eden, NC

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