If you remember, after a recent cesspool backup disaster, I had to renovate my hair salon. I obsessed over furniture rugs and Paint color! WELL it's FINALLY Complete! (well, except curtains) I am so excited with the results! My talented husband worked his butt off, helped me with decoration decisions and even did the final cleanup for me... I.. painted a clock! He used to be a faux artist before his shoulder injury and when I see his artistic talents in use, I think it's so sad that he had to give up doing this type of work. First some before shots... (foolishly, I never deliberately took any so I am trying to crop some of the old salon from old photos)...
Notice the black and white speckled counter? That is paint not formica. Ever since he did that finish, Everyone kept assuming it was formica. Notice the purple wall? The gray wall unit in the background? NOtice MY clock? it was turquoise. Check out the old dull gray waiting area chairs.
Here is a better shot of the counter top painted the 'old' way.
Are you ready for the Gorgeous transformation? Are you sure??
TA DA! This is THE same counter top! Faux painted in coppers and bronzes,it now has a metal look.
He also added antique handles and medallions to give the overall appearance an antiquated look, that I desired. Here are--My Yellow WAlls!! This picture doesn't show up the textured look the glazed finish creates but I am really happy with the bright color change! another VERY dramatic change that I absolutely am thrilled with.. Notice the new FRAMED mirror!! My husbands idea turned out stunning! here is a closer look.. He hand painted each decorative grove... (oh, in this photo is also my BIG contribution- our little clock is now Plum!)
Here I sit (again,no makeup,hair a mess,BOTCHED eyebrow!) IN our New waiting area!! I LOVE the new look and I am so happy we found these art deco-ish Prints! I think they're so appropriate for a salon. Each print has knock out clothes and DOGS! two of my favorite things!!
Speaking of dogs... mine seemed just as excited about the changes, you know of course,wherever I am you are sure to find Mol and Cosmo...if you click to enlarge the pic with my dogs, i notice that helps to better see the glazed walls, AND the carpet that I fell in love with, procrastinated buying and then ended up buying it Also for my Den!! eessh! I got a little carried away with the decorating project. (can u tell I am really excited) I mean, I spend A LOT of time in this room! It's so nice to have it refreshed completely! I even treated myself to new Leopard cutting capes! ooh la la!
I hope my clients will feel as good as I do in this space!
because I do tend to get carried away.. below is the corner of the room where my shampoo sink is
below is a detailed look at the wall unit which also received the new (actually VERY old) handles and the handpainted medallions. We have an antique dresser in our garage that got ruined with a leaky roof! We were going to trash it, but we decided to use it to store tools and junk. THE handles however..were Perfect accents for my salon draws! great idea, no?
Can I show you just a few more shots? I like the angel better of this waiting area photo... and the other gorgeous art deco lady who is on the wall near the bathroom door..
we found this cute piece of metal art at Home goods and It was ideal to cover an old phone jack that mistakenly was on this wall.. My husband decided to give it a few brush strokes to customize it to my new decor. check it out now...
The only thing I still need to do, is to find some type of valance for the windows. I've never been swift at the whole curtain thing. I feel lost in that dep't. What's the right rod for what style curtain? I saw something today, but I was too unsure to take it home. I think I may have to turn to a girlfriend for help when it comes to the window treatments. Hopefully you will see that photo soon!
thanks for looking! Love to know if you love it as much as me!!
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