There are certain stores that I only visit when there is a necessity, like hardware stores. I would say I only visit the hardware store once maybe twice a year and I usually head straight to the one section I need. Hardware stores can be intimidating, unless you are a contractor or interior designer, which I'm not. Recently I was invited to preview the new Orchard Supply Hardware store in Cerritos, CA and I can not stop telling everyone how in love I am with the new OSH.
I always gravitate towards the nursery first, I think it's the scent of the soil, or the sound of the fountains, or maybe it's all the colors calling me over. I love to get lost in the nursery looking over every plant and flower trying to figure out where the perfect spot in my garden is to give it a new home. If you don't have the greenest of thumbs, don't worry because OSH offers a lifetime guarantee on all of their plants and flowers, just make sure to keep your receipt. OSH also offers to pot your new plant for free, with the purchase of a new pot and plant.
The bird houses and feeders are adorable, you can definitely find the perfect one for the little birdies in your neighborhood.
Are you a Pinterest addict like me? Do you Pin all of these fun projects that you really want to do, but never quite get around to? Well OSH can make those DIY dreams come true. OSH is the place where your husband can go in and pick up a Craftsman tool, a ceiling fan, or some other hardware for the home. And while he's having fun, you can go in and check out the spray paint, craft items like Mason Jars, a whole aisle of character and patterned Duct tape and washi tapes, and a wide variety of different items for the home.
OSH exclusively sells Benjamin Moore line of paint, which includes all colors and finishes. And if Pinterest has you wanting to try a new project with chalkboard paint, OSH and Benjamin Moore has you covered and available in any color.
I would describe the newly redesigned OSH as Home Goods meets Michael's meets Lowe's and the more than 80 expert store associates are ready to help you with painting, building and decorating the inside and outside of your home. OSH also has the "Workbench" available to customers where you can get some basic maintenance done, such as knife sharpening, lock re-keying and re-screening. OSH currently counts 71 retail locations in California and Oregon and will be opening more stores this year in Irvine, Woodland Hills and San Francisco, CA as well as Portland, Oregon.
Do you have an OSH near you? Have you visited recently? What project do you have in mind?