For the past two years, my room has been out over the garage that we added onto the house. Nice big room, all my stuff spread out, bed area, livingroom area, craft area. Meanwhile, my business stuff was spread out over 3 small rooms in the main house.
A bathroom was supposed to be put out here in my big room, but somehow that never happened. After two years of struggling without having a bathroom nearby to use in the middle of the night, and realizing that the need for one is only going to get stronger as I get older, I decided to give up my big bedroom and switch back to the original bedroom that I had when we first moved in here - one with a bathroom very close by.
In turn, I moved my computer, my website stock and all of my backstock out to the big room over the garage. Now I'm wondering why I didn't just set up my workroom out here 2 years ago when the room was built, because it is perfect. Finally after 10 years in my own business, I have everything organized in one big room, just the way I like it. Plus, I have to say that I am happy in a smaller bedroom and little livingroom area too, and the close bathroom is very comforting.
So here are some photos of Dandelion Vintage headquarters -
My mantle and chaise lounge will now be the backdrop for my photos. I left alot of my stuff there because it looks so nice on the mantle. The chaise was too heavy to move over to the bedroom, so it's staying right there.
Computer areas never look very pretty, but I love my aqua kitchen table/desk, which is actually bigger in person than it looks in this photo. I need a more comfortable chair, don't you think?
Here's the view out the window from my desk. I saw a turkey sneak through the yard yesterday.
A very large laundry rack covered in barkcloth acts as a room divider. I can even hang different fabric over it if I want to to photos with a solid background.
The other side of the laundry rack - super tall for hanging long gowns from it.
My pretty shipping department. The top surface is nice for packing, and I have my boxes and other packing supplies stored on each side of it. I painted that dresser myself several years ago. That hanging drawer pull refuses to stay fixed.
The back corner has stacked boxes of backstock. This is stock that has been cleaned and sorted, waiting to be prepped for the website. I still have about 6 more boxes to haul over here. My ironing board is in this area too, but you don't want to see a photo of that.
I have 3 racks of hanging stock. This is all stuff that is already listed on the website. The tall rack is flat on the wall, and the other two divide the room in half. It took me 3 days to move over everything in this room.
The craft/sewing area. This was here in my old room, and it stayed here since it goes with the vintage anyway. That is the back of the clothing racks on the right. This area is still kind of messy right now. My real sewing machine will go on that desk. That's my other mannequin, her job lately has been to hold the trash bag.
Near the front of the room are the boxes of stock that has already been listed on the website. This is mainly lingerie, purses, hats, skirts, linens etc.
Finally the front corner of my room still has my wardrobe that displays some of my favorite vintage lingerie pieces and other goodies on top. To the left of this is the only escape exit and then you are back to the chaise and mantle.