The other day Carin and I were sitting around sipping on iced coffee discussing our to-dos.
We’ve had a lot of great ideas lately and we are keeping them kind of hush hush because, well eventually, we’d like to actually SELL something. Yes, you heard right, SOMEDAY we’d like to make some actual money off of all this work we’ve been doing.
The funny thing about selling stuff–you actually NEED stuff to sell. We have a lot of items, and we have a lot of plans for those items, but finding the time to put those plans into action is another whole story.
After spending time researching paints and working on some custom colors we actually got around to priming a few tables. We had a vision–it was beautiful and brilliant, and we were very very excited about it all. But then we both got busy and didn’t get back to the tables for a few days.
So there we sat, sipping our coffees, talking about the tables and the myriad of other items we had to produce and the conversation went something like this…
Nicole: “I think we need a border for the paint scheme on the table to stand out.”
Carin: “That’s a lot more work. We’ll have to let the paint dry really well before painting the design. It’ll take a lot more time as well.”
N: “Yes, but we need to get it right.”
C: “But less steps is better.”
N: “We’ll change our minds on the design halfway through painting it anyhow. Leave it for now.”
C: “Right. Moving on. Let’s talk about the XXXXXX’s instead, we need to get those sewn.”
N: “I can do it. Can’t I?” (I CANNOT sew. At all. Carin knows this.)
C: “We probably need to put a liner on the back. So, no, you can’t sew them.”
N: “A liner? What for? I wouldn’t put a liner on mine.”
C: “These would be to sell, not for you, they need to be FINISHED.”
N: “That’s crap. Can’t we sell them half-assed, let them apply their own liner if they need one.”
C: “Are we going to let them paint their own table too? That’s how all our projects are right now–half-done. We have some serious attention problems.”
N: “…and a lot of other issues.”
N: “Maybe we’re onto something.”
C: “Selling everything half-done? The complete-it-yourself store?”
N: “The Half-Assed Shop.”
C: “How appropriate.”