Tuesday, May 17, 2011

{this is where i'm at...}

 I didn't mean to leave ya hanging... {wink wink}

As I posted earlier I have had some ideas i've been tinkering with and pitched them to my husband the

other night....it actually went really well!!

So, after both of us talking about it I started to get cold feet again... 

I think it's mostly because I'm not completely ready to take such a big leap.

so, instead i'm going to take a baby step in that direction.

I know you have been waiting long enough so, here is my grand idea....

I want to convert a part of the house into a cozy little shop~

sell pillows, furniture, vintage etc...it would be more of a word of mouth type store.  I would host parties

once or twice a month for people to come visit and shop & then by appointment...

 maybe even a place to host small craft gatherings. 

It's all what I love to do all wrapped in one little room maybe 600 feet? dreamy right?!? 

Why would I use my home you ask??

Here's why...we live in an un-restricted pat of town and we can actually have a business!  Not, a

business like a convenient store but, more of a shop or something.

Now, the space I would use is the living room/ sunroom.  The sunroom we have never used and it's a

waste of space due to how it's situated & the living room we can move to the new dining area.

here is the space for the new shop....what your looking at is the sunroom we never use and to the right is the living room

I would put a wall between the end of this short wall{before the desk you see} to the back wall to close off those 2 rooms from the front door that you see here.  Then, the shop door would be where that empire sofa is at the end of the sunroom...the outside of where this window is has a concrete patio- perfect for entry to the shop. I see my vision of the room but, hard to explain it...

Why would I do this you ask?

We have an unfinished kitchen b/c we ran out of money{typical right?}

& being in the real estate biz ~we all know took a huge dive...

my husband provides but, it's the extra we don't have & in order to finish 

the kitchen you need the extra ya know.

so, I need to get a JOB right? hahaha well, I would but I can only work part-time  & need special 

hours...employers now a days want someone there from sunrise till dawn & pay close to

nothing...so, why utilize what we have & maybe make some extra dinero while doing what I love!

My neighbor has a little beauty salon next to her house & down the street they converted a house into a

dog business...it's super cute!


 the best part is what my husband said!! "I'll help u"  what a sweet man!

He knows how passionate I am about all of this & he knows I will succeed!

 He has full confidence in me & that's super duper special!!

so, for now i'm going to start with a "up scale yard sale" ever hear of one?  well, it's going to be a little 

on the smanchy side...it will be like a mini market with new and old things...I need to get busy on 

recruiting some crafty friends to bring things...we will see.. one step at a time!

so, there you go...

oh, and i'm thinking of changing my blog name to coincide with the shop!!

 I would love to hear your ideas of names for this secret shop!!

SO, What do you think of my idea??

xoxo's Nancy


Angie said...

Brilliant!! I've been having them out of my garage which I have to convert the day before the sale and that is a PAIN!! How nice will it be to have it there in your home a dedicated space. My husband is also in the Real Estate business- We went from plenty of $$ to zero. I had to go to work for the first time in 11 years and it is KILLING ME. I want to be home for my children again. I think this is an amazing idea and could turn into quite a lucrative business for you! Good luck!

Fran said...

Nancy, I think this is a fantastic idea, really. And, I'm just not saying that. You know when there is a will there is a way. I admire the women out there who are entrepreneurs, have a passion and make their dream come true. Sure, it takes a lot of work, risk and sacrifice but you never know unless you try. Focus on the possibility - not the fear. Good luck - keep us updated! Oh, and thanks for your sweet comment today! It felt good to read all the kind comments.

Anonymous said...

you go girl! I think this is an awesome idea and it won't cost very much. Perfect location and you have fantastic ideas! xoxoxo Donna