Monday, November 28, 2011

motel mondays: part five

welcome to my 5th edition of motel mondays! this motel (the hollywood center motel) is located on sunset blvd in the heart of hollywood.  i feel like one of the guys from american pickers saying this but i really do dig how rusty and old this sign is.  it has so much character with the faded blues and pinks that in my opinion make it that much more awesome! it is easy to miss this sign while driving down sunset because it doesn't really stand out from the other buildings but when you stop and take a look it is pretty groovy! when i was taking these photos some backpacking tourists were walking by and stopped to look up at the sign i was photographing and decided it was cool enough to take their own photos. oh, and it may not look like it but it is still in operation! and a bit of trivia for you... a scene from the film l.a. confidential was shot here.

so, i don't know about you but i ate way too much this past weekend.  it started with overindulging at my friend's house at thanksgiving dinner and then i continued the trend throughout the weekend. and even though i spent time at the gym, we all know that for every 10 hours of working out you burn approx one snickers bar.  ok so maybe i am exaggerating slightly but i don't think i am that far off from the sad reality... anyhow, i also spent a lot of time, while in a food coma, online looking at my favorite design sites and having total craft-envy over projects done by some of my fellow bloggers.... a lot of it i put on my pinterest.  but i want to send a shout out to one gal in particular who has a blog called matsutake and she posts some groovy diy projects of her own... two of her recent ones are my current faves.  the photo above is of a boring ikea table that she transformed into a desk jonathan adler would be proud to own and the chair is a $5 garage sale find that she recovered with a vintage mexican dress.  well, learning how to reupholster is one of my goals for 2012 and i hope i can create something even half as beautiful. so, if you want to know how she did these you should totally check her blog out!  and nope, i don't know how to pronounce matsutake but i should probably ask...

lots of friends and friends of friends have been telling me how much they loved my crayon starburst wall art and how they want one for their own wall.  and not all of them are moms, but just single gals like me that appreciate lovely colorful crayon art!
so, for those of you just tuning in and wanting to know more about me you can by going here... and if you didn't already know... i created a facebook page... check it out and "like" it! and follow me on twitter and you can even follow my boards on pinterest too!

until next time...

the (formerly almost) 40 year old intern


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