We taped, we painted, we unbolted and then re-assembled new tabletops, we ate so much spicy crispy chicken and drank coffee like it was water, we made Pinterest worthy accent decor at midnight, we laughed, we freaked out, we said “Oh my gosh, how will we finish it all?”, we left at 11 pm and were there at 8 am the next morning, we came in despite feeling sick, we stayed up til 4:30 am painting koi after koi after koi, we freaked out a little more, we marveled at a gorgeous handmade table that was so heavy it took everyone and hand to move, we resignedly laughed as one box of orange bar stools ended up being pink (of course!), and we got it all done in one weekend. We truly gave Kikku Japanese Food a Restaurant Makeover.
But how did we do it?
With lots of elbow grease and volunteers, that’s how! Here are a few (billion) photos from this weekend
Here are a few of the photos Silvia got of the various folks who worked on the project:
Thank you to all of the volunteers who joined us, alongside our staff, the Kikku staff, and our AMAZING sponsors- many of whom got their hands dirty in the name of redevelopment! Yippee!