A while back, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors talked about "that one scary thing" that you wanted to do, but didn't have the nerve to do it. For her it was taking pictures at her church when asked. She didn't think she could capture the essence of the environment. Of course, she overcame her fears and has now taken some amazing photos of the services there. She challenged her readers to take that leap of faith and take the plunge to tackle the one thing that was holding them back.
For me it was taking some of my projects and trying to sell them. So yesterday, I took a leap of faith and went out to the local Antiques Mall and Emporium to enquire about a booth to sell my wares. No I didn't make any commitment. But I'm one step closer to turning this obsession of painting furniture and thrifting into a money making venture.
The other step was to open an Etsy "store". DONE. Listed my first item for sale TODAY - the little telephone bench/side table that was refinished a couple of weeks ago.
I'll also be listing some old windows I have on hand, vintage glass oil bottles, handmade pillows, fruit boxes and any other item that I happen to pick up along the way. And I'm negotiating with a local furniture builder to retail his product which is all made out of reclaimed wood.
Funny, my hands are shaking as I'm typing this because I'm so excited about this new venture. Now all I have to do is figure out how to link my etsy shop to this blog. Now that's a leap of faith.
Oops, guess I should put the link to the Etsy shop somewhere on this post at least:
NewHouseNewHome Etsy Shop