Do you have any places that you pass every single day, are always curious to stop in, but somehow, never do? Well for me, that place was WELLS ANTIQUES AND ERIC RAMOS’S ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE –right there on Sunset blvd on the way to the Jungalow. Well, finally last weekend I found a parking spot right out front and decided to finally check it out.
As you can tell by the photos, it was Wells worth stopping for. The shop provided days and days of when I own my own home one day…dreaming—not to mention color and pattern inspiration for miles.
I love architectural salvage yards–looking at old doors and door knobs, ornate windows and quirky old springs and pipes, fixtures and thingymabobbers. I like to imagine what the home looked like that the doors used to be attached to–then I like to imagine these old things in an entirely new context. What would these old tiles look like on the floor of a modern bathroom, or as a backsplash in a rustic kitchen? Visiting these types of stores for me is similar to going to a museum–I only wish I could afford a few items in the gift shop. :P