For the past year we have been conducting our business in a tiny room attached to our girls home. While it will always hold a special place in our heart. Much like a first apartment, first pet, first car, or any other milestone firsts we will look fondly on our tiny workshop and the closeness that was forced upon us all. Just think about it. Having a teacher, two employees, a country director, and a lovely intern/ other guests crammed into one area. It starts to feel like you are working in an elevator. A little difficult.
So, we have finally stopped the elevator at the top and moved into our 2nd workshop. Much like a 2nd home. Its a little bigger, a little better, and we are excited to fill up Workshop 2.0 with memories and laughters, and growing up, and products that we will be shipping across the seas and across the streets.
Of course with all moving experiences there are some minor hitches and finding the ability to solve problems that seem so obscure.
Keys retrieved and we have our first hitch. How do you explain to a moving truck where Workshop 1.0 is located when street signs and Plot numbers are nonexistent in that area?
That’s where Assimwe and Sandra come in. Our board member takes the phone and navigates the moving truck to a landmark. Then Sandra continues to call every 10 minutes to see the progress of the truck and to stand on the side of the recently rained on road to beckon him to the proper location.
Next step. Break the bottom of the table to get it out the door and onto the truck. Which brings up the questions, How come after all the years and years of having doors and furnitures we still haven’t been able to make the doors big enough to handle the furniture or the furniture small enough to fit through the doors? So, to all the house builders and furniture makers, this is a plea for you both to work together!
Third Hitch. Moving into Workshop 2.0. Everything fits, except of course the table. For how big this community center is, it sure does have TINY hallways. This is where David the bodaboda driver comes into play. He was kind enough to get on his boda and drive around the area searching for a carpenter. 10 minutes later he comes back with this no-nonsense carpenter that quickly comes into building measures the staircase and the table and comes to the conclusion that “If we rip off the top it will fit”.
So after haggling a fair price breaking began! It won't let me post a video, so go follow @acacia_avenue_designs on instagram to check it out!
This table is a trooper and doesn’t even look like it was torn apart multiple times.
We still need to decorate and make Workshop 2.0 exactly how we want it, but for now this is where we work.
If you would like to be purchase an item that has been made in Workshop 2.0 click here.