I was previously working at a large architecture firm in Texas, and was hoping to continue working in a similar field up here. But there isn't much work to be had for a Interior Designer in our new small town in Oklahoma.
So I'm thinking of venturing out into something I've never done before- selling of my future creations. There are some vintage/ antique stores in town where I can rent a booth and sell my wares. I've been hesitant about doing this- it's kind of nerve wracking. Will anyone buy what I have to sell? I'm not expecting to make a ton of money doing this, but will I be able to break even?
I already have a few things to help get me started.
The Cafe Chair I found.
Working on fixing this guy up
Scored this guy at the Goodwill for $10 and he is going to be fabulous!
Maybe making some variations of my Wine Cork Boards to sell
And thinking about recovering these guys with a less bold fabric.
So do you guys have any advice for a first time furniture seller? How do you decide what to price each piece? What in your experience sells the best; furniture, accessories? Any tips or tricks?
My other concern (besides not making any money back doing this..) is that I have some other projects around the house that I wanted to work on and I'm afraid they might suffer with my new venture.
Any advice on balancing your work and play?