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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

Recent Posts

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 14, 2021 9:07:56 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 9:35:04 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: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2021

Open a new door at ReStore [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 10, 2021 9:07:13 AM

Jan Hagerman, ReStore Assistant Manager, shared some great tips about doors and door knobs on a recent DIY Friday segment on WCCO. Take a quick peek, then head on over to ReStore to see what's currently available in our ever-changing selection of inventory.

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Topics: DIY, DIY Friday, 2021, Door

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets By Yourself

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 4, 2021 12:25:31 PM

Cabinets are such a fixture of any kitchen that it's hard to imagine installing them yourself. While it's true that it does take a bit of skill, some time, and a couple pairs of helpful hands, it's totally possible for even first-time homeowners to DIY a kitchen cabinet installation.

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Remodel, 2021

DIY Friday: Let's take a look at flooring

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 12, 2021 10:35:27 AM

There are a ton of options for flooring and often can be pretty expensive. Jan, ReStore Manager, show off some inexpensive options to consider during this WCCO DIY Friday segment we think you'll enjoy.

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

[VIDEO] How to Donate to ReStore During COVID-19 (Drop-Off or Pickup)

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 3, 2021 8:45:51 AM

If you're like most people spending more time at home than they used to be, you're probably starting to notice the stuff around you – old furniture and home goods, scrap materials from the last home improvement project, that kind of thing. Good news: ReStore is still open for donations!

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Topics: Donate, News, 2021

DIY Friday: Make indoor planters [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 29, 2021 9:01:53 AM

In this DIY Friday segment on WCCO, Jan Hagerman from the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shows us how you can make your own planters to bring greenery inside. It takes a bit of creativity, but requires a small amount of effort. We hope you give one of these ideas a try!

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

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 26, 2021 12:49:52 PM

For a lot of us, there's never been a better time to tackle that big project or just spruce up some things around the house. At ReStore, you're likely to find whatever you need, from appliances to paint to power tools to gardening equipment – the list goes on and on – and you can rest easy knowing your purchase is helping create and preserve affordable homeownership within the Twin Cities.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Videos

Answering 10 of your most-asked ReStore questions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 13, 2021 12:34:33 PM

As a one-stop shop for finding (or getting rid of) home improvement goods, we get a lot of questions from shoppers, donors, and people who've never even heard of ReStore. Here are a few of our most-asked questions about shopping and donating at ReStore! 

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Topics: Insider, 2020, faq

Organizing after Christmas [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 30, 2020 10:48:02 AM

WCCO's Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown recently Skyped with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Manager, to get some tips for DIY Friday. Watch this quick video and others like it to get you inspired to get things done!

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Topics: DIY, 2020, DIY Friday