We continued our conversation with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Assistant Manager, and asked her what advice she has for someone new to upcycling or taking on a DIY project. She also gives several reasons "why" she transforms everyday items into something new.
The ReStoration Corner
On Wednesdays when you visit the New Brighton ReStore, you’ll likely find Chuck Zutz working in the back with what looks like to most, trash. But to Chuck, that bin of “trash” has an immense amount of value that will contribute to the ReStore and Twin Cities Habitat’s mission.
As we draw closer to Valentine's Day, a holiday dedicated to celebrating those we love, the team wanted to share and reflect on some of the great feedback we've received from ReStore shoppers. Thank you for taking the time to tell us why you love Twin Cities Habitat ReStore outlets!
We sat down with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Assistant Manager, and asked her about who inspires her to DIY, and how she became involved with WCCO. Jan is a great advocate of upcycling, re-purposing, and bringing awareness to the the mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Earlier in January, a mother-daughter duo invited the ReStore team for a tour and luncheon at their recently “ReStored” home. Lovingly named “Vita Huset,” which means “white house” in Swedish, Marie (mom) and Kari (daughter) spent countless hours hunting, buying, building, and transforming a home in Corcoran. With a little help from their handyman Ray and items from ReStore, estate sales, and other second-hand sales, they beautifully brought this old 1956 home back to life!
No matter what time of year it is, crafting is fun! So, fill your home with cute DIY home decor crafts or give them as gifts using this month-to-month calendar for 2019. We have a different project for each month to keep those creative juices flowing.
Let’s get crafting!
Has your business ever changed locations, had extra inventory or building materials leftover from a project, or needed to open up space in your warehouse but you didn’t know what to do?
Thankfully, all you have to do is ask and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help you. Here’s how:
Two years ago, we posted a blog about the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Corporate Work Study Program. Students from this program spend time working at a partner organization to cultivate both experience and skills. Unlike other programs, though, it also helps to pay for their tuition.
Now that it's winter here in Minnesota, outdoor projects have to be put on hold until spring. But that means there's more time to complete some of the indoor projects that can increase your home’s value!
Can’t think of any projects? We’ve got you covered! Here are some budget-friendly ideas for interior winter home improvement projects.