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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

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DIY Friday: The tools to get the job done

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 1, 2021 11:20:14 AM

You can buy a set of tools from just about anywhere, but ReStore Manager Jan shares a couple of must-haves to add to any homeowners collection. Watch the latest segment of DIY Friday on WCCO!

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Topics: Videos, DIY, Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2021

What to do with leftover building materials

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 24, 2021 11:39:43 AM

You’ve just finished a construction project or remodel and feel a deep sense of satisfaction. Then you look around and see all the stuff you didn’t use: long pieces of lumber, unopened boxes of tile, lengths of PVC and metal pipe, a new patio door the homeowner didn’t like, coils of electrical wire, and a few boxes of shingles. Maybe there are other things left behind.

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Topics: Donate, 2021

How to Buy Used Furniture: 9 Tips to Score Second Hand Treasure

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 14, 2021 9:58:51 AM

Buying used furniture is a great way to save money, keep reusable items out of landfills, and have a little shopping adventure while you're at it. While some pieces of furniture have years of life left in them, others might need a light (or heavy) makeover. How can you tell the difference?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips, 2021

DIY Garden Ideas for Small Yards and Apartments

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Don’t let a tiny space deter you from growing the backyard or balcony garden you’ve always wanted. Whether you're a horticultural hobbyist or your thumb isn't even a little bit green, you can grow a space to be proud of with these cute, easy DIY garden ideas – the secret is to use your limitations to your advantage.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2021, Project Ideas

5 Tips for Refurbishing Any Kind of Furniture the Right Way

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 8, 2021 1:11:08 PM

So you've decided to refurbish a piece of furniture – great! Refurbishing is a rewarding experience that lets you breathe new life into vintage and antique pieces. It's also great for sustainable living, because every piece of furniture you reuse or upcycle is one less piece of furniture that could end up in a landfill.

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Topics: How To, DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2021, Project Ideas

DIY Patio Furniture: Creating the Backyard of Your Dreams on a Budget

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 3, 2021 9:03:25 AM

Backyard barbecues are a classic way to visit with family and friends. With COVID-19 still hanging around they are a great way to get together safely this summer. After a winter indoors, we could all use a breath of fresh air. You can start getting the yard in order with some DIY patio furniture for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic that won't break the bank. You can do it all yourself – all you need is a bit of imagination and the right materials.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, Upcycle, 2021, Project Ideas

Lend a hand at ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 5, 2021 7:02:00 AM

It’s been a busy time at ReStore! March was our most successful month EVER at both locations and more people are shopping for their DIY projects or donating their unwanted items. We need volunteers who can consistently help out, help run the store, take in donations and assist shoppers. We need YOU!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2021

Make your own art or sign using old cabinet doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 23, 2021 2:04:00 PM

Jan Hagerman, ReStore Assistant Manager, shared some fun projects you can tackle using old cabinet doors or spare lumber on a recent DIY Friday segment on WCCO. All it takes is a steady hand and some paint. If you have one of those vinyl cutting machines like Cricut, you can create endless designs with ease. You can also use stencils or other embellishments to make it your own.

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Topics: DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

5 Creative DIY Fire Pit Ideas You Can Totally Make at Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 14, 2021 9:07:00 AM

Blog Update (4/15/2021): It was brought to our attention that the project idea using window wells is not recommended. High-heat can cause the zinc coating on galvanized metal to come off and be harmful if inhaled. Be mindful when DIY-ing, and learn something new everyday. We did!

There's a reason s'mores and smiles are all common sights around a backyard fire pit. The backyard fire pit is kind of a national symbol of warm weather togetherness: friends, family, and neighbors can all huddle around for warmth and welcoming conversation under clear skies.

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2021

7 Great Mini Makeover Ideas to Spruce Up Any Living Space

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 16, 2021 9:35:00 AM

It's almost time for spring cleaning, and that means tough decisions. How do you change your space to welcome the warm weather when your time, space, and budget are all competing?

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2021