sunny la & milk paint

I was fortunate to spend last weekend in warm and sunny Los Angeles.  The trip came at the perfect time.  I wasn’t sure how much longer I could stand the cold, grey east coast days.  Don’t get me wrong, I love having 4 seasons and being a Philly area native but, man, the end of winter drags on, doesn’t it?

Of course this big ol’ rosette succulent was growing in LA, not here.

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I left my camera behind but I did end up capturing a bit of vintage eye candy with my phone.  I shared a few on instagram throughout the weekend.  In case you missed it, here goes…

The west coast has so many swoon-worthy low slung midcentury sofas.  Love them all and don’t you know I was lucky enough to come home to my very own moved right into the living room!  (You may remember my rant about my sofa and other furniture last week.  Reveal to come soon.)

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Last week on Apartment Therapy, I read a feature about a new vintage store called Shopclass LA.  It looked divine online so of course I had to go, don’t you know.  This is a must visit next time you are in town.  They nailed the Danish modern style at a really great price point even for LA.  So many fun treasures to be found…

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I am pretty sure Colleen at Freshvintage should own this neon sign.  I wonder what it costs to ship.

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They had maps, tons of maps but I particularly liked this crazy chair display.

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But the real reason I was in town was not to go vintage shopping.  You all know I do enough of that.  It was to celebrate a friend’s baby shower which was held at Spin at the Standard Hotel.

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If you want to figure out a way to get guys to go to a co-ed baby shower, include a ping-pong tournament.  Everyone had a blast!

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I found a few benches to swoon over at Spin.  This roughed up parsons style one had me feeling all warm and rustic inside.  Who knew sanding a bench and then not following through with the paint and primer would look so cool?

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And there were 2 of these vintage locker benches.  So simply old school.

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But there is certainly no place like home…faux rust and all…

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So that was my trip in a vintage nutshell.  Do you have any spring break plans?

Now that I’m back home, I have all of the dates and details ironed out for our first ever milk paint workshop series! 

Drumroll please…I have added a new workshop tab at the top of the page to address everything.  Let me know if you have any questions, comments or would like to join us as we paint our way through spring!  The first workshop is on Thursday, April 11th.

4 thoughts on “sunny la & milk paint

  1. I love, love, love your pictures. I guess for your budget’s sake it’s a good thing this was across the country for you! I have acquired some vintage Danish modern pieces from my in-laws. They actually bought them in Sweden around 1960 and include an egg chair. It is the talk of my family room. So much fun to look at and spin in (if you are under age 10).

    1. Oh that chair sounds amazing! Danish modern is so much more prevalent out west compared to back here. And yes, shipping pieces was not an option for this addict 🙂

  2. All that Danish modern stuff looks a bit too much like my childhood – fun to visit, but wouldn’t want to live in it. Now sunny LA, on the other hand… I envy you for getting some sun!

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