I've always loved the look of vintage architecture. I get excited when I find handmade vintage architectural salvage such as corbels, that are still in good enough condition to be used or displayed. I tend to look at it and picture how I could build it or create my version of the piece.
I used to refinish antique furniture or refurbish pieces that I found. In 2016, I started designing my own pieces and building them myself. In some cases, I use pieces of vintage finds, coupled with newly constructed pieces, to create a finished product. I leverage my experience in refinishing and refurbishing furniture to create a "new" vintage looking architectural element.
So, I'll give you to cliff notes version of my story. I've had a long career in the corporate world but have always had creative outlets for my "hobbies". I can't remember a time when I wasn't sewing, painting, building, crocheting, refurbishing, stenciling, reupholstering, or deconstructing something. At one point, I donated my time to a women's build project as part of Habitat for Humanity and loved being part of building a family's future dream home.
When I left the corporate world, I opened my own store. I filled it with furnishings I had "redone" and took in consignment. Quickly, I realized that having your own storefront requires you to spend more time managing the business and less time on creative pursuits. So after 4 years, I closed the doors on the business and took to selling my wares out of rented booth spaces in other peoples' stores.
In December 2017, I discovered that I could reach the world with my products through Etsy, and thus Roxanne's Workshop was born!
Meet the Team
It's great to be able to work from home and be close to my greatest fans.
The creative mind behind Roxanne's Workshop
This is the gang that anxiously await for me to finish making sawdust and come feed them.