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  • Victorian Inspirations ~ Renovation progress @ 162 Main St, Portland, CT


    Follow our progress of the new and much larger Victorian Inspirations 2016.  Targeted open date is Friday, June 3rd with a GRAND REOPENING date scheduled for June 14th (would have been my mom's 90th birthday, so it's a salute to dear old mom, my biggest supporter) and will run through Sunday June 19th.  

    If anyone would like the name of these awesome contractors, just call me 860-788-3145 or email me.

    April 7  ~ Signed the new lease

    April 11  ~ Started demolition of interior walls

    April 14 ~ Contractor started building out interior doorway and other area's

    April 15 ~ Electrician starts pulling in all new electric

                 ~ Contractor built new door opening, framed around old (capped off) chimney for the wall for the electric fireplace

                 ~ Structured a soffit for over the new cash wrap where I'll hang my lovely chandaliers

    April 18 ~ Electrical inspection passed

                  ~ Phase 1 of framing completed  

    April 19 ~ Electrician installed cans for interior lighting

    April 20 ~ Insulation installed

    April 21 ~ Insulation inspection completed

                 ~ Interior and new back door being installed

                  ~ New front door with side lights and transom ordered

                  ~ Sheetrock started

    April 22 ~ Final sheetrocking, taping & mudding started

    April 23 ~ New heating lines going in for new baseboard heating fixtures

                  ~ Found shiplap behind the final wall that I demo'd.  I'm going to try and get pieces to fill in, repaint and leave it but not sure I can find the same type of wood.  Finger's crossed!!

    Update through May 13 ~ Well I've been too busy to update so this is a 3 week update ~ 

    Decided to sheetrock the back wall rather than try to find more shiplap to match.  Installed new windows, the awnings are up.  All window moldings are done, interior is painted and wainscot goes in after the new floors. The new drop ceiling with all the new lighting, including some of the chandaliers from the old store and track lighting is in. The old Flower sign is down, finally and my new sign will be up on Monday.   New front door, side lights and transcom go in Monday, flooring install is Tuesday/Wednesday.  New a/c install started and will complete on Monday 5/16.

    Thanks for taking this journey with me.  I will post photo's once the new door is in and the floor is complete but then I'm going dark until the big interior reveal.   Stay tuned!!