The soon to be work+teaching+showroom space for Roxana Illuminated Perfume keeps evolving and inching closer to move in time. The electrician came by and hung the chandeliers following Greg and I painting the short wall in the front a pretty purple hue. This week, after doing a thorough cleaning with the help of my daughter Eve, I’ve been painting furniture and the wrought iron gate that will be put onto the wall of the apothecary area.
The rectangular space has a low T shaped wall that divides it into three sections, my workspace which I call “the apothecary”, the teaching space and the front area called “the showroom.” The teaching area contains a large chalkboard and eventually a long table with benches and or chairs.
All parts of the perfumery have been put together on a super slim budget, using high amounts of creativity, people power and ingenuity. As mentioned previously the chandeliers were found at a salvage yard and then rewired and fixed up by a local fellow at Whizin. The two little wall scones in the teaching space were given to me by my mother, they once belonged to my grandmother. The furniture and decor has been picked up at local flea and vintage markets, off the street and local Estate sales.
I have been distressing it a bit by adding clear and dark wax to impart more of a vintage look. I have several other pieces here at home that are in the process of being painted, waxed and/or sanded. I am rather enjoying the physicality of the work and painting again.
In the meantime I hope these pictures and words will convey some of the beauty of the space and the excitement as my brand manifests in a three dimensional space!