Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Elkton Eyecare

Lee's been in business almost two months now.  He's been pretty busy with setting up a business bank account, getting a card machine in the office, rearranging equipment, visiting with frame representatives, trying to get Medicare set-up (almost done!), figuring out taxes, deciding on advertising, doing school screenings....etc. Overall I think he's really enjoying it. And of course, we love the town!

Here are a few pictures of the "new" place.  On the website it reads that the office is conveniently located in Historic Downtown.  Lee's door is in the middle with the little white square in the door window.
May 23 2011 Dr. Downey Office (17)

We FINALLY have a door sign.  I won't bore you with details, but it took longer than anticipated. It sure beats paper signs taped on the door!
Sept 22 2011 (2)

The building we are in, as you may have guessed is older and the office is actually on the second floor.  The arrangement of the office isn't the best, but it works.  Even though it's cozy, I do like the dispensary.  A few items have since been removed, but the main furniture is still there.
May 23 2011 Dr. Downey Office (14)

This was one of the exam lanes. 
May 23 2011 Dr. Downey Office (11)

Another part of the room.  In the picture above you will see two windows.  The window on the left and the door in this lower picture are basically directly across from each other.  The circle mirror on the door isn't just a reflection from the sun...it's a projector screen for an eye chart. (And there was a yellow circle on the door once the screen was taken off the door.)
May 23 2011 Dr. Downey Office (12)

We decided to make this exam room the waiting room.  My sister Lois helped me paint (THANK YOU!) and Lee and I picked out everything in the room. It was fun going shopping for all the things.  Though at times it did get a little hairy with five helpers along!  Just keep in mind while viewing the pictures that I have never really decorated a space--this is mine and Lee's first attempt.  And we've never bought furniture either, unless of course you count our $20 desk from Salvation Army, among other furniture not more than $45-$50 each.  Well, okay, unless you count beds.  We did buy a pretty nice bed after Lee finished optometry school. Just the bed and box springs, mind you--not a bed frame. And for guests we purchased two additional beds while in Fort Leonard Wood. Anyway, there are a few things that aren't perfect, but overall we're really pleased with how it turned out.  I wish we would have taken pictures of the whole process, but didn't. Next time, right?!








jeni said...

It looks great! I really like the grey suede looking chairs....those are awesome! Miss you!!

Sarah and Todd said...

Love the way you decorated the office! Looks awesome!

Jenn Randall said...

It looks FANTASTIC!! I've always wanted to decorate an office...I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to spend the money to make it look just right. Wow, you did amazing!

Dean and Elaine said...

Very impressive decorating, Ruth! It looks GREAT! Love the sign as well!

Cardiganwearer said...

Wow, you guys should be on HGTV or something. It looks completely different.

Liz said...

Very exciting! I like the building, it looks really nice.

Lois said...

Looks awesome!! It was fun helping you!

andyandsteph said...

The decals on the door look awesome! I love how you decorated the office and that you put up a painting - so COOL!