Tag Archives: storefront

Finished Orange Grove mural

Finished up the Orange Grove storefront mural at SJ’s International Food Market at 1108 Overcash Drive in Dunedin, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend.This area of town used to be part of a large orange grove back in the day. Dunedin is known as a very walkable and bike-able town, hence the nod to the  antique bike with market baskets. The town is also the spring training base for the Toronto Blue Jays. Since SJ’s IFM is family owned and operated, the Blue Jay are represented as a family of birds. The faux wood signs pointing around the corner to the patio with picnic benches and herb garden tie in to the recycled pallets used for the fresh herbs the store’s owner, Som, uses in her fresh Thai cuisine made to order and available for dining in or taking out. Find them on Facebook or @SJSINTERNATIONALMARKET.

65 painting hours went into laying down multiple primer layers for a thick, almost vinyl-like base, followed by the actual mural painting, then finished up with multiple layers of clear polyacrylic to protect the design from scratches and curious fingernails. Here are some highlights of the design, including the antique bicycle, faux wood signs and a Blue Jay family.

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Starting new mural

SJ International Food Market has opened in Dunedin, Florida and the owner, Som, has asked me to paint a mural on the front windows. There is an orange grove going across the entire front and then a few other key focal points. I had painted the windows of her other business two years ago. Was working this past week on the antique bicycle and filling up the market baskets, adding metallics and glitter. Progress shot to date:

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Storefront windows: happy splashes

I love my friend Renee. Among other cool things about her, she has fabulous taste in decor and always finds the neatest items to sell in her store. In preparation for her big 50% off everything in the store sale tomorrow, I put up some happy splashes and polka dots, and of course, tons of glitter!

Second Time Treasures, Dunedin, Florida.

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Upscale Resale storefront windows

In between rain showers and the humidity, it took me more than normal time to paint Janice’s windows, but they are up and done. I think I will be going back and adding a top border with leopard print…. and possibly doing the same with her unpainted mailbox post outside the front door….. hmmmmmmm 🙂

Upscale Resale Finer Consigner in Dunedin, Florida.

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Cherry Blossoms window

I painted the storefront windows at SomSom’s handmade boutique here in town. We did a pair of Sakura, or Japanese Cherry Blossom, trees and butterflies.

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Storefront window: shore birds

My theme for the window was shore birds. Dunedin, Florida has State Park beaches kept in their naturalized state and are just gorgeous. Here on Second Time Treasures‘ storefront are some of the critters we did for this season.

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Turkey on the window

Updated my neighbor’s storefront window by changing out the hobgoblin in the far corner to a turkey:

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Being a country girl, yes, I do know what a real wild turkey looks like! But for a storefront window, greyish-black is really kind of boring 😀