We eventually hope to be a vendor at our local flea market here in Illinois. It's a great one to go to. It's called the Kane County Flea Market & I love it! Until then we need to start selling some stuff so we've decided to give Etsy a try. I've bought things on Etsy but selling is new to me. I figure that it can't be too different from Ebay. I won't speak for my partner in crime but I am out of space. I have nowhere to put anything. Nowhere at all. Our basement is finished so what little storage space we have is spoken for. As a result my office is crammed full of my supplies, my dining room corner has boxes of stuff & my garage..........let's just say it's packed! If I didn't drive a VW bug, I would have a serious problem! As it is now the car is squeezed between furniture that I'm working on & other pieces that I haven't started yet. Just to get into my car I have to maneuver my behind into the tiniest spot & then carefully open the door, all the while trying not to damage anything. This is not a pretty picture. After seeing me perform this nearly impossible feat of dexterity the kids have learned to wait until I pull out before they try to get in.....they have no choice :). Throwing away garbage is a trick too. I either have to do the "squeeze" all over again or pull out the car to get to the garbage cans. As a result there is usually bag or two of garbage sitting by the door that need to be put into the cans. I'd move the garbage cans but to where? Thinking about it now I realize that my family & I are a classy bunch! Ugh.
I guess I could stop making things......but I can't. That's not going to happen, it's too much fun! I have told my hubby that I will try to stop picking up furniture. I was sticking to this until my mother-in-law called the other day....."hey my neighbor is throwing out some stuff"......you can guess what happened next!
|Can you see where I spray paint stuff?|
|It takes some top-notch driving skills to squeeze my car into here....|
Here is what I have stashed in my garage right now:
two matching end tables
a vintage full size headboard, footboard, frame & rails
a vintage dresser with matching mirror
two old windows
an old steel pail
two wood chairs
two upholstered chairs
a couple of shutters
an old wood ladder (can't see it in this picture, but it's there)
an old clock
and many, many miscellaneous items....
All of this is just on my side of the garage. The other side has a refrigerator & my hubby's motorcycle. As long as that is safe he has been ok with me stuffing the other side but I think my days may be numbered. Hopefully he won't read this post- then he'll realize exactly how much stuff I've jammed in there! For now he parks the family truckster in the driveway but it would be nice to get it into the garage...someday.
The garage is just my "before" stuff! Yikes!
Looking at this now I'm thinking that I've got some work to do & that maybe I should look for a local store to sell some of my stuff.....dont'cha think?
I can't believe that I'm posting this.......I have no shame.