Since becoming established in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' workforce has constructed or renovated more than 350 homes for low-income families throughout 112 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The organization relies largely on volunteer labor and donations of building materials, home decor, furniture, and appliances, which are used in building projects or sold at the ReStore. These sales not only help raise funds for building projects, but have also helped save more than five million pounds of reusable materials from ending up in local landfills.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Landscape designer Tom Stout—featured on HGTV's Outer Spaces and Get Out, Way Out!—helps home landscapes spring to life through sustainable and eco-friendly methods. Tom will offer ideas to spruce up outdoor spaces during a 90-minute landscaping consultation, in which he looks for ways to capture each client's lifestyle and personality while integrating their collection of spitting-cherub fountains. After touring the grounds, Tom will discuss how to put yard, garden, pergola, and water-feature plans into action using bioswales and water-retention devices, as well as climate appropriate and drought resistant plant material. Click here to sift through a gallery of Tom's past projects, ranging from outdoor grilling areas to well-manicured replicas of the Garden of Eden.
Liz’s Antique Hardware offers a plethora of salvaged vintage door, window and furniture hardware along with lighting and accessories dating from1860 to 1970, though a large selection of contemporary hardware is also available. The left side of the store is dedicated to contemporary designs, while the large right side is stacked practically from floor to ceiling with milk crates full of carefully curated and organized hardware. Liz’s is the perfect place for anyone sourcing replacement parts for fixtures and hardware for an antique or period restoration, though it’s fun enough to simply trawl through the bins, looking for inspiration. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful in finding exactly you need, but be prepared to spend some time looking for what you want regardless; there’s a lot to discover.
This old-fashioned Eagle Rock hardware store offers personalized service from the Tritch family, who has been in the hardware business since the mid-1800s. At their Colorado Boulevard outpost, the carpets are worn and patched with tape in places, but Merritt Tritch still runs the place, even though he’s in his 80s. Sons Glen and Jeff are there as well, guiding customers down aisles to find the perfect household need or construction item for sale. Low-slung and shabby in spots, Tritch Hardware Company oozes neighborhood charm, and is actually located inside the first commercial structure ever built in Eagle Rock, back in 1907. Affiliated with True Value Hardware stores, regular customers can put their items on a paper account and be billed later.