Maddie and I are heading up to Dallas for market. In true nerd style I have been researching showrooms for weeks now and have spreadsheet in hand ready to see as much good junk as possible in two days, and bring it to all of you via Biscuit.
We are also going to whoop it up with these two, and after the day we had shooting at the store yesterday, I think I owe Maddie a beverage.
Lesson I have learned in business so far? Just because you CAN do something yourself, doesn’t mean you have to or should. I am not a big DIY-er in the crafty sense. Although I wish I was. But I am a huge DIY-er because of my impatience. When I think of something I need it to happen like rightnow. If the proper help isn’t immediately available, I am just going to do it myself. Which can have mixed results.
Like last Saturday when I was working at the store by myself all day and decided our new expedit bookshelf display had to be built. Nevermind that for the 6×6 Ikea CLEARLY states you need two people. And never mind that the assembled height is over 6 feet and I am just barely over 5. I got this.
Nope. No, I didn’t.
By the time I got to the last three steps I had completely sweat through my shirt. At work. In a store where we are trying to be at least somewhat alluring. And this giant monstrosity was half built in the middle of the pathway and I couldn’t finish it. Luckily Pete, my knight in shimmery armor, came and brought me a new shirt and helped me get the thing finished. But these, people, are lessons.
And what I learned yesterday is that just because it is physically possible to make and unmake 19 different beds each styled 3 different ways, rotating 4 headboards in and out of the space, doesn’t mean it should be done. Did you know there are professional “bed-stylers”? Who KNEW that ultra specific niche had its own profession?
But let us consider the work of Eddie Ross.
But definitely uniquely skilled in this field.
It’s that next-level ish.
Now, on the beds? Having someone there that knows all the tricks to making a Biscuit look extra fluffy in photographs might have been helpful. Luckily Emily is very good and I think what we came up with will be a huge improvement to the site in helping everyone visualize our bedding and how it can go together- I am thinking on the next go around I might seek professional styling help.
I am learning where my hard work is value added, and where no matter how hard I try it is just spit and tape and I should bring in a professional instead.