Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pictures Of The Shop

looking from the front right to the back door


looking from near the back door to the front (the front door is very dark in this picture. Just under the lit exit sign)

Brad, my husband, and I did all the work except we hired a plumber to install a hot water heater and to run hot water lines for our lab sink. We put in the floor, built cabinets painted, cut moulding, put up shelves.....etc. When I say "we", I really mean Brad. I was really there as the handy assistant who humped my butt off and worked and sweat alongside the master pro. Trust me, I worked like heck. He worked harder.

These two are only half done...

front half (shop)


back half (formulary)

So this is complete:


you could see the formulary in the back (bakery concept, sort of)



Now, these pictures were taken after the first day of retail, so our shelves are looking pretty bare. I will have to post more when the place is packed again with soaps and goodies and when I am not sick anymore.

(sniffle)

These don't feel like they show everything. I'll try to get it all in the next time, but you get the vibe...

34 comments:

Carla said...

You guys did a great job. It looks very modern and clean, super shopper friendly. Can't wait to see more =)

dcyrill said...

Great job to you and your hubby on everything. It looks very professional and clean.

Amber said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love it! The flooring is fantastic :D

I agree with the other comments, it looks very welcoming and clean. Especially good for body products, no?

Oh! All that counter space! *sigh* So jealous... Seriously though, it looks great!

Robin said...

Your shop looks like a dream come true. I love the white, pure, clean look in the back as well. I can't wait to see and hear more. You and your husband did a great job, what a team.

Heidi said...

I LOVE it!!! It looks fabulous! So clean and neat. I wish I could come do some shopping = )

Holly said...

It looks great. All your hard work paid off. I'm very excited for you.

Suds to Love said...

I love all the open space! What a wonderful job, by Brad (and you).

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

OMGoooodness~ you all have done one heck of a job! It looks beautiful~ open~ natural appearance~ just perfect!


Best of luck~ I hope you are busy, busy, busy, selling your wonderful product line.

Teresa R said...

OMG, OMG...it looks sooooo wonderful!! I want to spend all day, every day in there. If I lived where you are, I'd probably beg you to let me work there for free. ;D (Dh might have a thing or two to say about that.)

BodyLuminosity said...

Gorgeous! I'm completely jealous (in the best possible way, of course!) of your new floors, work counter & sink. :) And your water heater. (My shop only has about 60 seconds of hot water at a time :( Makes for difficult cleanup.

Enjoy & create in your new space!

Wishing you every success... ~k

Pamper Party Divas said...

How beautiful is that! I love, love, love the shop. Congratulations on a job well done. I wish you all the best with lots of sales.

Imagine creating what you love to do and getting paid for it :-)

Oh, the possibilities...

Crystal said...

I love it!, You two did an amazing job, it looks so clean and high end, and the floors are gorgeous. I love the formulary in the back and am so jealous of all that counter space.
Too bad you are so far away, I would come by and do some shopping right now :)
Wishing you the best of luck!

Anonymous said...

The space is amazing. When I walk in I don't want to leave. It has a warm, clean feel to it, it is friendly, a little exciting. I could spend my whole day there, but I have a job and have to go there. I love you Jo, best of luck in your new endeavor. Love, Mom

Brigette said...

Your shop is lovely. I really like how you left the back open so it can be seen from the front.

Very nice job! Congratulations and wishes for much success in the coming year.

kat said...

Looks gorgeous! Congratulations. I was really struck by how classy the lighting is in the final product. I wish you much success and thank you for the inspiration.

Irene said...

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My name is Irene, and I work with the website ZooCaro:

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I recently found your site and am very interested in exchanging links.

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Title: ZooCaro
URL: http://www.zoocaro.com
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Or get an html logo from here: http://www.zoocaro.com/link.php

Once you've posted the link, let me know the URL of the page that it's on, and I will post it on our site.

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Kara said...

Looks amazing. Next time I'm in Florida...I'll be there. For now...online ordering it is.

Sharon said...

Congrats on the new shop. You have worked hard and deserve heaps of success. What a way to start the new year. Cheers Sharon

Emmy said...

What a transformation! Your shop looks amazing. I know it will be a success, and I can't wait to see and hear more!

Lynn said...

Love your space. Constantly dropping hints to the Mr. that it's either 5 hours to GA for some Paula Deen cooking or 5 hours to Jupiter for some good clean soap from Joanna! We are itching for a good road trip. Why come home empty handed? Finally launched my blog Jo! Check me out. safebeauty.blogspot.com
My best, Lynn

Kim said...

Looks great! So serene and spa-like. I bet it will get your customers in the mood for bath treats right away! Congratulations, again - this is a huge accomplishment!

Kelli said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!!

lizzyl said...

Congratulations on opening your own store! This is truly so exciting and I know you must be going crazy with everything there is to do, but it's so inspiring to me (and others I'm sure) to see you doing this! I wish you the best success for 2009 and beyond! The shop looks great and I am looking forward to seeing more!

Manor Hall said...

That looks amazing! I love the formulary.

I am so pleased for you Joanne. Keep the pictures coming. It's really inspirational.

Congratulations, and the best of success in the new year.

Susan

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Wow...you did a great job!

Anne-Marie said...

Please posts more photos or store updates. I've been thinking of you since this post and really wanting to hear more about the store, running it yourself and the ups and downs. You write so eloquently and I feel somewhat invested in your story and business now. So, I've been frequently checking your blog for updates. =)

Happy New Year!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey Joanna!
If I closed my eyes and started listing how I thought your store would look, I'd be darn close! :)
It's so stunning and has your prints all over it!!! I wish I could walk in the front door right now and hand you a ginormous coffee and a huge hug! You are a star, Joanna! Congratulations to you, darlin'!!!
xoxo Heather

Joanna said...

What amazing support I get from all of you. You are ALL invited to come over! I dare you :D

Leslie said...

I love love love your shop, very calming! I am very proud of you for going after your dreams!

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Epicure68 said...

Beautiful, beautiful store. Completely amazing transformation. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of the store.

Bella Bubbles said...

Congrats,your shop is nice and clean! Great job!

Crazy Soap Lady said...

Super space! As one bath & body shop owner to another, KUDOS TO YOU, way to go! I see that Ikea is your best friend as well - my shop screams "IKEA" too. Best of luck to you - I'm sure you'll be a rousing success. Trista Page, owner Indigo Bee, Inc.

Swanee said...

J'adore !
a dream...