This is what turns out to be a rare post that's actually all about ME and MY SALON-- The Art of Nailz.
The blog has suffered for the last few months due to a busy schedule and the fact that I walked into work back in January or February and suddenly hated the place.
But for 2 1/2 years, the salon was decorated with muted beiges, with red accents and dark brown wood tones... very English library. (And upon reading the infamous Fifty Shades books, I started referring to the decor as the "red salon of pain--" which, frankly, is not how you want your salon referred to, but it made a good inside joke.)
Honestly, I loved the way the salon looked. But it was time for a change, I wanted to brighten everything up.
And thus began what has turned out to be a ridiculously long remodel process.
First, the office suite next door became vacant. Which I have been waiting for since I moved in so that I could expand and add a dedicated pedicure room.
But I really wasn't looking forward to doubling my rent.
Fortunately, the massage therapist who also works on the same floor as my salon agreed to split the rent with me so she could have some storage space other than the corner of her massage room.
So, once negotiations with the leasing agent were finished and construction plans were approved by the landlord-- the crew started knocking a hole in the wall.