New Image Salon and Day Spa

We women have a very unique and special relationship with our hair stylist.  We visit regularly, confide in each other and there's no one else we trust as often to alter our physical appearance. 

My stylist Bobbi, from New Image Salon and Spa in West Kelowna was one of the first people to learn about my business.  She listened to my hopes, my dreams, my fears and most of all my excitement for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.

I shared my project before & after pictures with Bobbi and together we admired all of the colours and possibilities. We passed the time talking about shop locations, marketing ideas and other tips and tricks.

A few weeks ago, Bobbi surprised me with a request for a quote to custom paint some salon pieces.  The tables were turned and now I was being trusted to alter the look of the salon! 

New Image has two beautiful and very large pine pieces holding all the hair colour and extra product.  The pieces were lovely, but the natural orange undertones in the pine didn't suit the modern look of the salon.  Here's what the pieces looked like before:

I sent Bobbi the quote and within days, I was working with the salon owner, Suzanne. 

We would love to have you come in and paint both items, we are so excited to give them a fresh new look and your beautiful products seem so fitting with our environmental mission.
— Suzanne, Owner New Image Salon and Day Spa

Since all of the salon furniture is black, Suzanne choose Miss Mustard Seed's Typewriter, a shade inspired by … an antique typewriter!   A deep dark charcoal, it finishes to a soft black hue with much more dimension than a flat black.

I bundled up my materials and spent a Sunday in the salon working on the pieces.  Because our Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paints are organic, biodegradable and zero VOC there is no problem working indoors.  I mixed up the paint using a 1 : 1 ratio.

I let the paint sit for 15 - 20 minutes while I got everything ready. Typewriter has some dark pigments, so it's always good to let it rest after mixing.  While painting, it's stir, stir, stir!  As soon as the second piece was painted, I did a light sand with an extra fine sandpaper block and then started the second coat.  The paint goes on so easily and dries quickly.  

I finished both pieces with Hemp Oil and applied a final layer of Furniture Wax to the top of the buffet.

It turned out amazing don't you think?

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