Monday, October 31, 2011

Break And Happy Halloween!

I know I have been missing for awhile. And it's not that I don't like blogging anymore, I have been busy with a couple of things. One...we signed up to foster care for Second Chance Dachshund Rescue and we actually got a dog named Mud right away who was a sweet, sweet boy, with the exception that he ate his own poop and wanted to kill my dogs... everything was great! Unfortunately we had to kill that dream and give him back to the rescue but of course he will go to another foster home probably with bigger dogs that can handle his behavior. And even though it was traumatic I really want to foster again since I love dachshunds so so much! The number Two Thing... was that I have been really wanting to remodel my salon and give it a complete over haul changing where my styling station was in the room, painting, wallpapering, furniture refinishing, and even adding some architectural details. Well I'll tell you, I didn't know what I was getting myself into... but now I have officially become completely educated in wallpaper and all of it's intricate details and ways. It chose to fight with me, but I fought back! Now as my project has finally come to an end I look back as I always do thinking holy fuck! I always think it's only gonna take me a few hours and then it turns into a HUGE production and I am the conductor wanting to stop the orchestra, but I can't... because the audience is coming " my clients", I have to finish. There is something about this part that always makes me feel sick and excites me at the same time.If only I could be a stylist and an interior designer and have my cake and eat it too! I would post photos of the finished salon before and after but I have some minor touching up to do. So please be patient as I will return once I am done and reveal the before and afters once I give my crazy brain a little break


Saturday, October 22, 2011

DIY Via Little Green Notebook Blog

So I am currently in the process of re decorating my salon. I just recieved my wallpaper for my feature wall and am getting up the courage to hang it by watching as many youtube tutorials as I can. I have also been on the hunt for a credenza or sideboard to replace the crappy IKEA table I have that is not very sturdy. I thought it might be a good idea to find something cheap and paint it a bright cheery color,  but I wasn't excited about all of the refinishing I would have to do. I am so happy I found this informative tutorial on Little Green Note Book's Blog she always has amazing DIY projects that inspire me. She found a great credenza on craigslist and if you want to read exactly how she refinished it go on her page Little Green Note Book Office Re Do So beautiful!!

Fabulous Mess Vintage Furniture

Fabulous Mess is a shop of one of a kind vintage finds. a hand picked collection of mid century modern and hollywood regency style furniture and decorative arts check some of my favorites from their online store.

via Fabulous Mess

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Riviera Resort Palm Springs

Since it's always sunny in California and the weather doesn't really get cold until January the desert season is upon us, and it seems like a great time to plan a trip. I was checking out the Riviera Palm Springs and it looks like my kind of place.....