Thursday, April 15, 2010

Is This the Face of Stress or Excitement? Or Am I Just Numb?

This is sort of how I feel right now.

Five months ago I filled out an application to rent a vendor space at a wonderful and busy consignment shop. Today, I signed a contract and the 7' x 10' space is all mine come May 1st.

I already have a very long "to do" list, I complain about having little time to paint, and now I've added this major undertaking. I checked the space out today and it needs a major overhaul. So...... I need to build walls, paint them, decorate the space, and fill it with items that must sell so I will have enough money to pay the rent next month + extra. Then, I have to continue finding spectacular items to sell in order to keep the space fresh and inviting. What WAS I thinking???

I have very little time to get this all put together. Thank the stars, several weeks ago I started listing the items I have to sell and boxing them. So, I have most of that ready. The big job is preparing the space and filling it. It will require some grunt work, but to be truthful, I am excited about it. Once things get going, I will have fun hunting for more items to sell. This will require going to tag sales, estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, etc. Such torture I have to look forward to. (:

The contract is on a month to month basis, so if it doesn't work out, I can always leave. But, I have high hopes and plans to make this a worthwhile adventure that will be fun and profitable.

I can't get in there to work until May 2nd, so I will take photos when the space is empty and then again when I fill it with my "stuff" (I mean "treasures"). Once I do all that, I will post the results. Wish me luck!!

Photo ~ compliments of the internet.


Ces said...

Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting but also a lot of work. Nevertheless it sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck Audrey!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, it is better doing this than sitting around & thinking about it!! You will do fine!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Oh my. Luck indeed and much more!
Good luck, hope you have fun putting all together!

Marlene said...

Audrey that is quite an undertaking - I wish you luck and success.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I know it always takes some sort of deadline when I am pressed with other things to kick me into gear, so no doubt you'll be fine with this!
I think it's an *artist thing*..... ;)
Good luck with it; am sure it will be lovely!


Jan said...

Wow! What an exciting undertaking and I wish you well. You might be interested in my friend Mary's blog, She has done a lot of this type of thing and you might glean some hints from her for future reference. I think all the work you are going to have to do to get ready to open will be a good work out in itself. What will the focus of your sale items be? Best of luck to you.

Ces said...

You know something? This photo reminds me of my neighbor...

audrey said...

I see. So your neighbors are very hairy, have long necks and big eyes?

Emelie said...

I wish you the very very best and many found items, you can use all yourwonderful photos also, you can make cards of your painting and do so much. I know it is work, a friend and I did this for 5 years.
We went to all the sales and did work hard cleaning up things and keeping our space great looking.
We didn't have rent we had percentage of what we sold go to the shop owner.

Wonderful, fun, exciting.

lakhsmita indira said...

ahahahah :D
You and Ces are so funny, cant stop laughing...

im here Audrey, how are you?

ps: congrats and best wishes, Audrey! ;))

lakhsmita indira said...

i just read your mails!!!!!!

you are wonderful!
wait for me.

yoborobo said...

Hi Audrey! If you're like me, nothing gets done until a Big Old Ugly deadline is hanging over my head. You'll be fine, and you know I can help you with the shopping! LOL! Happy weekend! xox

Diana Evans said...

oh what fun Audrey!!! you will have to show us your table and all the cool things you plan on selling!!! Much success to you!!!


Amalia K said...

Now this is the kind of stress you'll LOVE! I can just imagine you with a long 'To Do' list, checking and ticking away each done task. Good luck!!

Careful not to put on an' ostrich' face when dealing with the customers, though... Hehehe... (^_^)

Bunny said...

I just popped over from Anne's blog. I wish you lots of luck and sales. You will be busy but I am sure it will be fun. Keep us posted on your success.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Audrey! That is fantastic and exciting! It does sound like it will be a lot of work, but hopefully it will be very rewarding. Yippee! Good luck, good luck, good luck. I read on Ces's that you are under the weather. What timing, eh? Hmmm. Well, I do hope you bounce back quickly. Wishing you vats of chicken soup and hugs!