Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Putting Things In Perspective

Last year I spent an inordinate amount of time researching how to change the look and image of our inn.  To make it more complicated, along with changing the "look" of the inn, we have had to change how we manage the inn.  A daunting task for all of us but the creation has been well worth the effort.

Some of the lessons learned have been funny while others were pure frustration.

The next time you want to look within and change remember a few of these truths.  They have nothing to do with your inner search but they will stay with you.

  • When the can of paint primer says that it will "stick to any surface" it probably will.
  • Vacuum cleaners will only pick up so much.
  • The reason for drop cloths is to keep the paint off of the floor.  Use them.
  • There are endless holes that caulk will not solve.
  • Did you know that sometimes doing more than one room at a time can be a mistake?
  • As hard as wallpaper is to put up it is harder to take down.
  • Lowe's really does an excellent job on returns.
  • Keeping a website up to date can be a full time job.
  • The internet is king.  Debbie is queen.
  • A paint bubble is not a good thing.
  • Taking "stuff" out of the rooms is fun.  Sleeker looks good.
  • A can of spilled paint can make a huge mess.
  • We can throw a lot away with John noticing.
All in all it has been a really fun ride and reinventing yourself to stay current in business is a very exhilarating feeling.  But remember, once you start, you really can keep painting forever.

We hope we've given you yet another reason to visit the 1898 Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, NC very soon!

John, Diane, Darla &; Debbie
1898 Waverly Inn
Bed and Breakfast Hendersonville NC

1 comment:

  1. Great read. I've had some primer nightmares as well, I had bought some expensive primer one time that was seemingly opaque...ugh, I suggest Kilz brand for your next go around. It seems all in all you had a great time, and I'm sure your guest enjoy all your hard work.

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