Friday, January 23, 2009

There's a big question mark hovering over my head...


Make a note of this day: I'm asking for help because I don't know what to do. I'm generally pretty self-sufficient (which isn't always a good thing but can come in handy in a pinch), but I just don't know what to do about this particular problem. So I am seeking the advice of my six or or five blog readers.


OK. Here is the dilemma. You all know I love transforming interesting pieces of furniture with paint and whatever else to give them new life. And, I just happen to have a garage/studio full of stuff that needs a home. I see pieces all the time that are just begging me to fix them and find them a home. I can't buy any more because there's no room. The real problem is, I don't have any idea what I'm supposed to do with the stuff if I was to transform it. So I'm stuck and meanwhile there's not much room for painting the pieces people are actually going to pay me to paint.



See what I mean? I love, love, this cocktail table but I already have a one that I cannot get rid of ... someone else really needs it. I also can see it with floor cushions all around it...

So here sit all these lonely pieces of furniture. If I were to get started on it, will it be the right color? How will the person who needs it even know it's available? Where can I display these treasures for sale? I've said my greatest desire is to hole up in my garage and create these works of art and then have them magically sell. I have the know-how and the want-to, I just don't have the how or the where or the who when it comes to sales. And, I don't exactly live in a hotbed of artsiness. But I am willing to travel.


A retail store requires labor and being stuck there and rent and all that overhead. I've already done that. Online? Ebay or etsy? This is really appealing, but some of this stuff is big. Website? That's great but you gotta know it's a website before you go there and check it out and buy it. I'm perplexed. A cooperative venture is really what I need, but where, and with whom? The perfect thing would be a really cool store with furniture & art & jewelry & my stuff scattered within it.

So there you have it: What should I do?

4 comments:

Boyz3Mommy said...

I'm having the same issues with my photography stuff. You know that you can advertise for pretty cheap on Facebook, right?

Lavender Chick said...

Every 3rd Saturday is the Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms, which happens to be 10 minutes from my house. It's gotten really, really big.

I think you need to start selling your stuff there. It would be so much fun b/c you could stay here and Paige and I would keep you company all day while you sell your stuff!

Lavender Chick said...

I left you an award over at my blog!

Lisa the lurker said...

You had a table previously from a very posh italian furniture designer,why not a ligt cream and antiquing? Of course you could always marbalize it with that AMAZING colonial home you adored with white trim and black in the squares?