Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I know very little about indecision. I am the most textbook Taurus you'll ever meet; generally once I have an idea, I stick with it full steam and trust my initial instinct. So it was an unnerving experience for me to be crippled with indecision over PAINT COLOR. I had planned to do a mix of lavender and grey walls. Then when I saw my gold mirror go up I had an entirely new vision. 
The mirror was hung on the unpainted wall, which was white. It reminded me of a frame for an archival piece of art in a museum. It commands attention and I wanted to oblige. I started feeling an all white space where my clients would claim center stage, framed by my massive gold mirror. The walls are Martha Stewart (Glidden) Heavy Cream in an eggshell. I was supremely impressed with how well the paint covered the walls that were covered in stains and blemishes. 

This is what it looked like before:

This piece is great as a second styling station because it is thin and came with a mirror! I thought it was best to do an all white piece instead of try to match another gold mirror. 
How it looked before. The guy who sold it to me told me he never would have sold had he known I was going to paint it. An attitude I despise with antiques but that's another post. 
The hardware has such intricate detail. It's solid brass! A find for sure. I polished with salt and lemon juice. 
Once the mirror was hung it was reminding me of something so specific, but I couldn't put my finger on it. After it was up a few days I had an epiphany: 
Cinderella's coach! See it?

Here in Columbus we have a 4th of July firework display called Red, White, and Boom! This bride is having her wedding tonight downtown overlooking the show. It was fun to have my first bride in the new salon! She did a birdcage veil which I think is a great look. It was wonderful to be able to comfortably accommodate me, the bride, her family, a makeup artist, a photographer, and a videographer. In my old salon I never could have had so many people in my room at once.