Our friends over at Charles & Hudson put together a good start resource for Angeleno DIY'ers with their first DIY City Guide
, especially useful for those of you looking to enter a project for our February Jumpstart
. They've included hardware stores, antique hardware, historic renovation, paint store (though we beg to differ with their recommendation and would veer you to Jill's Paints
in Atwater Village), home security, and salvage yards and architectural salvage. Sometimes visiting stores like the ones listed, alongside flea markets and used furniture shops, are all you need to get the hamster wheel turning for DIY and home improvement projects...Our favourite amongst the group listed is nearby Silverlake Architectural Salvage
; even though they've spelled out "Silver Lake" incorrectly, we'll let is slide, because they're one of the secret gems and resources for the decorating set in the know. We don't know how many times well let us on into their secret, only to reveal it's the nearby Silverlake Architectural Salvage. Check out the complete list here
Have any others to recommend here in LA, San Diego, OC or surrounding areas to add to the list?