While going back to college for my interior design degree I learned something while introducing myself in class. (Something I didn’t really know until I had to say it out loud.) We were always asked what we wanted to do once we had our degree. From the very beginning I always said I wanted to own my own store. I’ve taken on quite a few clients in the last few years and I’ve enjoyed it but what I’ve enjoyed the most since returning to school was participating in some events where I showcased my furniture and other repurposed decor related items.
I loved people coming to my booth and telling me they loved what I did. (I mean who wouldn’t!) I loved interacting with people and I felt really good when they bought from me and walked away happy. I’ve always been a big believer that your house should rise up and be what you need it to be, it should be filled with your favorite things and I love getting to be a part of that for other people.
Anyways, I’ve been working on trying to learn the ins and outs of opening my own little store and I think that dream may still be a year or two away but in the meantime I finally took the plunge and rented a booth at a great antique mall.
I thought it would be a great way to get my feet wet and see where it goes!
So as of February 1st I will have a booth at the Carmel Old Towne Antique Mall in Carmel, Indiana. (Just north of Indianapolis). The store is located on Main Street in the Arts District. I will be on the second floor in the area that sells home related items.
I also have a few more things in the works too and I promise once they are a sure thing I’ll let you know about them too!
Here’s a picture of my space that I’m renting. (Obviously, this is not my stuff!) But I wanted to post the before photo because who doesn’t love a before and after right?!
I plan on writing a few more post this month about my new booth and the process. There is not much online about having your own booth at an antique mall so hopefully I can help a few people out! (Oh and if you’ve done this and want to share some advice with me you know I’d love it!)