Salon Design

DIY Salon Projects: Do Try This at Home.

Why settle for the same salon decor as everyone else? These DIY projects were accomplished by salon owners just like you. Pick a design makeover at your experience level, then enjoy —and show off — your one-of-a-kind item.  



Customize a Lamp Shade

Accomplished by: Denise Draper, Nail Krazy, Paradise, Calif.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Must-have Tools and Materials: paint (shown in matte black), feather boa, glue gun


1.Paint the lamp shade a solid color.

2.Cut a feather boa to fit around the shade top circumference. Cut a feather boa to fit around the shade bottom circumference. 

3.Use a glue gun to attach the boa around the top and bottom of the shade.


>Cutting the feather boa first is important so that when you apply the hot glue around the rims, you can apply the feather boa as you go, as the glue cools quickly.



Reupholster a Waiting Room Chair

Accomplished by: Angela Waggoner, Bella Vita Wax and Nail Boutique, Greenwood, Ind.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Must-have Tools and Materials: paint (shown: Rust-Oleum in black with silver glitter), fabric, screwdriver, stapler


1.Use a screwdriver to remove the chair cushion.

2.Spray paint the chair frame. Let dry. Spray paint a second coat. Let dry.

3.Pull the fabric over the cushion, making sure it’s tight.

4.On the bottom of the cushion, staple the fabric in place.

5.Use a screwdriver to reattach the cushion to the frame.


> Purchase chairs at an antique store.

> Hobby Lobby is a great fabric source.

> The most difficult part is getting the fabric to lie smoothly on the cushion before stapling. You may need to fiddle with it until it’s just right.


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