Can you keep a secret?
I hope so, because I really don’t want them to find out. They never read my blog, so they won’t find out here either.
Okay, here’s the secret…
I love when my kids are home. There, I said it.
Most Some parents I talk to love when their kids “aren’t home”. They jump for joy when they go to a friend’s house on the weekend, and can’t wait to see their kids go off to college. Not me. No way. Uh uh. I am nursing the “hang out at our house” thing as long as I can-and no one will stop me because my husband agrees!
Here’s my secret plan. I’ll make the house so cool, they’ll never want to leave. They’ll always invite their friends to our house, and their friends will always beg to come HERE.
I know this could back fire, and they may never want to leave, but for now, it’s working.
That’s why I made this “Teen Salon Hang Out”… it’s part of the bait. Shhhh.
This room is a very tiny space that was more like an attic before we transformed it with walls & ceramic tile a couple years ago. We never “defined” it’s purpose and it seemed to be wasted space. I couldn’t let those awesome floors go unused any longer.
A “Teen Salon Hang Out” room…
What teenage girl (or boy) wouldn’t want to hang out here?
Okay, so I’m sure there are a few…but seriously, this room is smokin!
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I’ve equipped the salon with many areas of interest that are specifically designed for our creative daughters. Our girls are really into role playing and “Cosplay” (Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime). I geared the room design toward their costume making and make up sessions which they spend the majority of their free time doing.
There’s the “lounge area” equipped with music, and comfortable papasan chairs.
There’s also several areas to do their make-up including that black chrome hair dresser chair that is adjustable.
The cool hanging light fixtures (there are 2) are from Home Depot & the long mirrors were only $5 at Walmart (silver one was a bit more).
Make up cases are a great way to separate personal makeup if you have more than one make up artist, and excellent for travel purposes. I did not color coordinate the lip sticks…it was already like that.
By the way…our girls earn their beauty/costume supplies. Most of the wigs and make up they bought with their allowance.
There’s also the “wig station” that has developed over the years. They were hanging the wigs on anything they could find until I ordered some cheap manikin heads on line. As you can see, they take very good care of the wigs.
As you can see…Sylvia is ready for her makeover!
Here are our daughters doing what they do best…being creative!
By the way…2 Sister’s Salon is now serving “Mint Mocha’s”…just click for the recipe!
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