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DIY Pumpkin Succulent Arrangements.

Fall is in full swing & that means: PUMPKINS! We love these squashes of the season and figuring out all the fun new ways to creatively use them each year.  We had our October Learn + Grow Workshop this past Saturday, which is always a fun-filled saturday creating succulent pumpkin arrangements! (If you didn't go, you definitely missed out!) We wanted to share our secrets on how to create our signature pumpkin succulent arrangements!

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 STEP 1 | Gather up your tools & what you'll need. These items include:

- Pumpkin, any kind will do, but the fairytale pumpkins have always been our favorite! Pumpkins with a flat top will work best for this project. - Moss - Hot Glue or Crafting Glue - As many Succulents as you wish! - Floral Wire

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Step 2 | Use a hot glue gun (or crafting glue) to adhere the moss onto the top of the pumpkin. You want the moss to be about 1″ deep. Trim the edges when you’re done.

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Step 4 | Begin to arrange the succulents. Start with the large cuttings first and fill in with the smaller ones. Make sure you pack them in tightly and try to shake off as much excess dirt as possible so you can add more in!

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Step 5 & 6: Use floral wire cut into small segments and folded in half (like pins!) to keep your succulents in place so they don't slide around on top of your pumpkin. After that, you're all done! You've made your very own Pumpkin Succulent Arrangement. Too easy right?!

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Take a peek at our amazing workshop we had this weekend! EVERYONE was so creative and did such a great job creating their own arrangements!

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These lovely ladies are starting off the class right! Checking which succulents are the largest and using them as a focal point; then working around that focal point.

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We got down and dirty with a bunch of the mini 2" succulents we had in store. Too much fun!

IMG_9916 copy IMG_9922 copy IMG_9943 copy They turned out great, didn't they!? We always have ton of fun during this workshop every year! We get so excited over Fall and jumping head first into a season of holidays and celebrations. Both of our locations have all of the tools you'll need to create these awesome pumpkin succulent arrangements. Don't forget to stop by if you need any tools or tips & tricks! Happy Crafting!

DIY Abstract Summer Coasters

Summer is setting in! We're excited for the beach-worthy weather and endless outdoor entertaining possibilities. With that in mind, we conjured up the simplest DIY with a one-of-a-kind look. These abstract Summer coasters only require 4 items and a little bit of time! Prep for the wave of compliments you'll receive the next time someone asks, "Where did you get these coasters?"

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What You'll Need:

- Four to five 4¼” X 4¼” square tiles in white - Opaque Craft Paint (We used Martha Stewart's Chalkboard paint for texture and opacity) - A few small paintbrushes - Krylon Short Cuts Gloss Finish for Hobby & Craft Paint

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Start by pouring a bit of paint into a palette or old piece of card stock. To create the abstract stipple effect,  dip your paintbrush into a small amount of paint and create short strokes similar to the shapes of tear drops. We alternated between liberal amounts of paint to very little amounts of paint.  You can create sections of the pattern like we did, or create the stipple effect across the whole tile! There is no wrong or right way to create these, each one is a piece of art!

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To create the paintbrush stroke tiles, dip your brush in paint and start about 1/4 of the way down from the top of the tile. From that point, drag your paintbrush straight down applying different amount of pressure while you paint. Start from different points on the tile for varying heights and continue across. The result is a super cool brush effect with different texture and opacities.

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After your tiles have dried, spray them with the Gloss Finish to prevent the paint from flaking off and to seal the tile. To prevent scratches on your table, glue a piece of felt to the bottom of each tile in a complimenting color. Let the tiles dry, and you're done! We weren't kidding when we said it was the simplest DIY ever!

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Simple? Yes! A work of art? Absolutely! We think these cool hued tiles also make an excellent gift for Dad this Father's Day. With a cold bottle or glass of beer and an outdoor barbecue, who can complain? Happy DIY-ing!

For Dad's Bar

The clinking of glasses, a tumble of ice cubes, and a shake of a mixer. Our Los Angeles store has all of the necessities for pouring up the perfect drink. Whether Dad is the ultimate mixologist, or simply loves a great beer, we've got some of the coolest essentials for Dad's bar.

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Eat here; drink here. Rusted metal letters create perfect bartop accent for Dad. Play up the space with giant aged glass containers.

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Whiskey rocks are sure to make Dad crack a smile. Drop them in a drink & they keep it ice cold, without the watered down effects of regular ice cubes // Pick from our assortment of unique bottle openers, a sure match for any personality!

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Have a citrus fanatic on your hands? Fill an aged bucket with faux lemons & limes to keep the essence around 24/7. Don't forget the sturdy lime juicer!

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Keep his man cave extra cool with granite slabs, which make awesome serving trays. Keep the accents consistent with matching coaster that will blend perfectly in an existing color palette. Vintage scales and weathered pigs are practically begging to be placed on Dad's bar!

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Every master mixologist needs a good handful of books; our Pantry has the essentials for brushing up on cocktail recipes and tips. What Dad wouldn't want to learn how to make his own Moonshine? If you can't decided on just one gift, choose a few and wrap them up in a rusted tin or container for the ultimate Father's Day Basket. Happy Gifting!

Textures & Details

The essence & aesthetic of our stores dwell on the way we carefully implement details and layer our textures. There’s a beautiful quality to the way a piece of furniture ages through years of wear. After noticing the wonderful mesh of textures continuing to accrue in our stores, we picked out some of the most unique finishes that continue to capture our attention.

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IMG_2957 copyA floor-length candelabra blooms with hints of rust and wear in our Grey shop // Where brushstrokes are welcome – in a cool tone of grey washed over the perfect table.

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Handles to a wardrobe are framed by a simple curved design, creating a romantic and delicate touch.

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The finish on a mirror gleams golden age. Multiple layers create dimension and depth and add a luxurious touch.

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Luxury doesn’t diminish with time. The ornate design on top of this chair is fit for a royal. Little details like the dainty floral pattern complete the design //  Age is beauty; beauty is age. The signs of wear are evident in the beautiful rust on this reliquary piece.

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The rust-colored peeling & crackled paint on an urn container create a striking display. Hints of a prior color peek through the topcoat, instantly creating a depth and intricate amount of aged detail.

With a bit of texture and a little detail, you can create a new ambience for your space. When designing, keep in mind a piece with character can make or break a room depending on the personality of the item. Texture plays a key part! We hope you come and explore our stores for even more unique textures & details, Happy Designing!

Warehouse Treasures

"The home should be the treasure chest of living."

Our Culver City location is always teeming with new surprises and our warehouse is definitely one of them! The entrance is just tucked away on the fourth level and is currently filled to the brim with vintage & antique treasures. From the perfect stool to a shutter showing its aged years; our treasure chest is full of pieces as good as gold.

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Detailed chairs add extra appeal & our giant rusted metal letters each have their own story to tell, whether on the wall or displayed simply solo.

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Step up your stool selection with a beautifully aged piece! Our warehouse contains several types whether you're on the hunt for a uniformed look or prefer to mix & match. Layers of paint create the prettiest palette that show years of wear on our shutters.

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It's all in the details. A simple coat of red paint creates the necessary pop on a unique stool. A dainty crystal creates a feminine touch against a cream & teal iron chandelier.

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Cracked & peeling paint is warmly welcomed here on our one-of-a-kind furniture. These  textured details can make or break a carefully designed space and entirely change the ambience of a piece. Whether searching for the perfect addition for your home or garden, our warehouse is sure to contain a few hidden gems that will spruce up your space and make it shine like gold. Visit our Culver City location to shop the entire warehouse; come and explore!