First of all, this awesome rehab wouldn't have been possible without the help of our family: Grandpa John, my Dad Wes,my Mom Sharyn, uncle Gary, and uncle David, Peter Vevang, Anders & Freja. And the help of our generous friends, Monika Albrecht, Tom Richardson, Jacob Krause, Becky Hoffmann, Scott Brown. THANK YOU!!!
At the begining of the new year, Erik and I started thinking about how to freshen up the salon and switch things up a bit without taking a single trip to Ikea. The idea of using reclaimed wood from my grandp's farm came up as a possibility, and the rest is history. We took many trips to Southern Minnesota starting in March-May, to check out what was available and figure out how much wood was needed. We sourced many of the boards from up in the hayloft on a wall that wasn't exposed to the weather for the stlyist cabinets. The retail table is made of barn boards from where the cows were tied up to eat hay, and large solid oak pallets that grandpa collected and stored in a shed. The hanging wall of different pieces of reclaimed wood was my additon to the project and was creatively deliverd to the salon by me driving it down the alley on top of our little car while Erik walked along beside the car holding on to it.
Over the long 4th of July weekend, we closed up the salon and swaped everything out. Before the 4th of July, Erik worked on building the cabinets in our makeshift studio/workshop tent in our backyard much to the dismay of the niegbors and had everything ready to install ahead of time. Except for the vanity lights by the mirrors. Those were assembled over the weekend in our very hot kitchen by Peter, Tom, & Me with the direction of Erik. Sunday night Jake and Erik finsihed all the detail work and the salon was ready Monday morning for the first client.