A week or so ago, I got another bee in my bonnet or what have you, and I decided I HAD to go visit some reclaim/salvage stores. I was looking in particular for some reclaimed wood (more on that later), but I also learned of this store in downtown Los Angeles that is called Southern California Architectural Salvage. Doesn’t that sound lovely? It’s better than its previous name, which was Santa Fe Wrecking. Ha!
I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but I was hoping for some amazing find at a great price. Wah, wah. I don’t think either of those things are possible in L.A., particularly when you are visiting a store expressly designed to try to sell you great finds. It was absurdly expensive. But they did have some cool stuff. Like…
So, I left there with a few things because I figured I came all the way down there, I might as well get something. One of my main prizes was this awesome peacock:
But here’s where I need your help. Should I paint the peacock? (And honestly, shouldn’t that be a euphemism for something?) I can imagine him painted all glossy white. Or keep him dull brassy?
WHAT SHOULD I DO, PEOPLE? To paint or not to paint. That is the question.
In my next post, I’ll tell you about the reclaimed wood and what I plan to do with it.