Since I have recently updated the about me section on my blog, I think it's important that I let you know what it said yesterday.
"I'm working towards becoming a self-employed furniture fixer-upper through thrifty home decor resale. I strive to lead a happy life while maintaining my frugal sense of style with DIY projects."
When you read my previously stated goal, you can clearly see that this is the perfect fit for me. I am following my dreams! Starting November 1st I will be a self-employed furniture fixer-upper at a consignment shop where I'll be selling a wide variety of used home decor pieces. Amazing!
Do you want the background story? Okay, I'll tell you!
Remember that free dresser I fixed up and painted green?
Yeah, that's the one! Well a few days after I listed it on Craigslist, a man named Danial came to buy it. Upon our meeting, I learned that he runs the Furniture Consignment Center in Williston. I had been there a few times, and I told him that I had actually spoken with his sister a few weeks prior about possibly consigning my furniture there!
So we got to talking about his furniture business and how I fix things up. I showed him all the furniture and home decor treasures that I had collected in my garage during the summer months, and he liked what he saw! I was hoping that he would be interested in striking up an exclusive consigning partnership with me, but it turned out he wanted a business partner on a much bigger scale.
Throughout the month of September we talked about the possibility of joining forces and how partnering up could really benefit both his business and mine. We discussed employment, ownership, interest, percentages, wages, skills, hours, etc, and we finally decided what we would do.
In early October 2012, we started the "Green Dresser Corporation," under which we will co-own the Furniture Consignment Center. We are going to work together over the next few months to grow the business at the Williston location with the goal of opening up another furniture consignment shop down in Montpelier, VT.
I'm looking forward to bringing my creativity, energy and marketing skills to the new company. I anticipate obstacles and tough situations, but I am prepared to put my positive attitude and character to the test. While I'm a bit nervous about leaving a stable position as the Social Media and Web Specialist at Vermont Public Television, I truly believe that this is an amazing opportunity for me, and I fully accept the challenge!
I'll update you on more of my grand plans soon. Happy Friday :) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!