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
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!
When it came time for the EagleCrest community in Roseville to embark on a remodel project, the residents wanted to make sure things didn’t get thrown away during construction. This would make for a perfect partnership between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Presbyterian Homes, the parent company of EagleCrest.
When you think of Friday, think DIY Friday. ReStore's own Jan Hagerman drops by the WCCO studio every couple of weeks to show off fun projects that you can create at home. You can find the building blocks to these ReStore-inspired projects at one of two Twin Cities locations.
The success of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity lies greatly on the generous donations from people like you. When it comes to our ReStore home improvement outlets, your things become currency and you can feel good about how your donation transforms into good. We want to make sure that good feeling doesn’t become a frustration when dropping-off your donation, so we've providing some tips and other helpful information.
If you're an "upcycler," you know exactly what that means. For those of you unfamiliar with the word "upcycle," it's a term used for the process of transforming something into a new product. It's really at the core of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and gee wiz, we have some fun upcycle projects to show you at this years Minnesota State Fair! Stop by the Eco Experience building on Friday, August 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Summer is officially here and the fun is just beginning. Fire up the grill, invite some friends and family over, and enjoy the outdoors! There is no better place to "wow" your guests than the outdoors. Try these easy and fun DIY projects that will set your lawn or garden apart from everyone else.
Come join the fun, and collaborative team here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore! We’re currently hiring a full-time, and part-time ReStore Sales Associate. These positions require quality service to customers and offers an active and busy work environment. To learn more about the positions, and for a full job description, please visit tchabitat.org/careers.
The big football game is over and a million people recently left the Twin Cities to go back home. Just think about all of the planning, buying, and money spent to accommodate that amount of visitors for a weeks-worth of partying. Event centers, hotels and even outdoor spaces were flooded with fans. Have you ever wondered, what happens to the “leftovers?” We’re not talking about food, we’re talking about the other stuff.