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Monday, September 8th, 2008

Top Design Junkyard – Answers Found!


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
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Thanks so much to the Hatch readers for figuring out where the shopping spots on Top Design were! Who knew instead of squinting at the store sign (that didn’t even have a store name on it) on the TV I should have been READING THE CREDITS AT THE END! DUH!

Commenter Jessica let us know:

I found it!
The junkyard is called freeway building materials and it’s in Los Angeles on Boyle Avenue.
There is a picture of the front and it matches your video clip.
I looked at the credits at the end and it was listed right above SV de Paul.
anyway, I think I’m probably right…here is the website…check it out.
See you there!

Commenters Tony and So Lovely let us know that the thrift store was St. Vincent de Paul. They also had some suggestions that sound like great resources as well. Check out all the comments to the post here for some great L.A. treasure hunt shopping!

By the way, you can make a tub that looks like this…

…look like this one in my bathroom. Mine came from Paris on Ponce and cost $350:

photos from Freeway Building Materials

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. So Lovely says:

    September 9th, 2008 at 7:19 pm (#)

    Thanks Becky – anytime! Can’t wait for your commentary on Top Design on Thursday morning.

  2. Michael says:

    September 14th, 2008 at 12:13 pm (#)

    Becky, that bathtub is amazing. I’m new to all this, so it never occurs to me when I see something so old-timey that it can be made so modern. If you get time to post how you achieved that transformation I’d love it.

  3. Meghan says:

    September 25th, 2008 at 7:05 pm (#)

    agreed — how did you do the tub?? love it

  4. Becky says:

    September 26th, 2008 at 8:50 am (#)

    Hi Guys! You just take it to a tub glazer dude and he makes it pretty! Except mine told my brother that he almost sold mine on the side and was planning on lying and saying it broke, b/c apparently he could have gotten about $1500 for it after it was all fixed up. So watch out for that!

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