We have been working around to clock to get my new business up and running. Yet, believe it or not, there has not been an upgrade with @fronteriors in my own house yet. Typical right? It was time to make my own order to enable me to upgrade my existing IKEA BESTA cabinet. Because first of all, I was dying to finally bring those gorgeous cane doors into my living room. But I also wanted to see if it is really as easy as we say it is. There was only one way to test my own product (and relationship…). And that was by asking my dear husband (aka @LiveLoudBoy) to take on this project.
As you might have seen, @fronteriors – the side hussle that I started with fellow stylist @houseofhawkes – opened her virtual doors last month. It was a dream of ours to make furniture. And with a long and colourful history of #ikeahacking, the notion of designing a unique and stylish collection of doors, tops and sides to fit IKEA furniture frames was the ideal business concept for us to pour our passion and creativity into knowing there would be highs and lows.
Six months ago I started the little adventure called fronteriors together with fellow stylist and friend @houseofhawkes. We both had a dream to design and build furniture. And so, without any big fat business plan, we decided over lunch to design a range of custom doors and tops to fit a selection of IKEA furniture frames that we work with a lot in our interior styling jobs.
Over the last few months we have been selecting materials, colors and accessories. We had to get techie and design, build and test a website. The fun part was seeing the actual product come to life and doing the photo shoots. The less sexy side was tons of admin, calls, errors and hick ups. However: no rain, no shine… and we did it!
Last month we made quite an exciting announcement regarding a new business adventure: fronteriors. Together with Kath Hawkes (aka @houseofhawkes ) we decided that after years, of having a great collaborative working relationship, we could bring it up a notch and start designing and making furniture. It is an absolute dream from my bucket list and has been an entrepreneurial endeavor since the idea first came up over coffee in January of this year.