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The ReStoration Corner

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Ask Julie and Gayle!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 19, 2019 10:18:55 AM

Our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement locations have been around for many years, but there are still a lot of people who either haven’t shopped there before or just don’t know what it is!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Check out the winners of the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 17, 2019 10:26:14 AM

We had nine creative entries for the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge. In contrast to the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge where people gave a chair some flair, this "freestyle" competition was different. Participants didn't have any limitations or material restrictions. And as you can see from all of the entries posted on Facebook, there was a variety of projects, big and small.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Happy ReStore Anniversary! Let's have a SALE!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 7, 2019 10:07:00 AM

It's been exactly three years since our Minneapolis location opened and twelve years for our New Brighton outlet. We can't think of a better reason to celebrate and have a big SALE for our customers! 

Let's Celebrate and Save Big!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Receive 30% OFF everything in the store (excluding Amazon Paint).

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Topics: Sales, 2019

DIY Spotlight: Lisa's Wall Shelf

Posted by Anna Skemp on Sep 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s time for another ReStore Upcycle Challenge and we can’t wait to see what our ReStore shoppers have in store for our Freestyle Flip. It is truly amazing to see how many talented DIY-ers live in the Twin Cities area, including Lisa Jepsen, who participated in our last ReStore Upcycle Challenge back in April.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, DIY, 2019, Upcycle

A Passion for UpCycling: Earth Day UpCycle Challenge Participant

Posted by Madison Fisher on Sep 3, 2019 3:23:15 PM

The goal of every working person is to eventually reach retirement and be able to spend their time doing something that they love. In the case of Linnea Poach, she spends every day of her retirement upcycling or painting old furniture.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Hardware & Tools

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Aug 29, 2019 10:29:00 AM

Looking to upgrade your tool box but don’t have anyone to pass your oldies down to? Never fear! The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is one of the few places that take used tools donations. You may ask, “there’s no way you take everything – so what’s acceptable to donate?” Well, this blog is the answer to all the questions you could have related to hardware and tools at ReStore.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2019

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Upcycle Challenge - Nailed It!

Posted by Becky Engen on Aug 23, 2019 8:50:00 AM

What did our second-place winner have to say when he found out that his "Nail Chair" took second place in our Earth Day chair UpCycle Challenge?

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 21, 2019 11:04:45 AM

To call Chris Koch a veteran ReStore shopper is an understatement. He has been shopping at ReStore since it opened in 2007, and now he's a regular at both of our current locations –  Minneapolis and New Brighton. But while his shopping patterns have been constant, his reason for shopping has changed along the way. When Chris started looking for bargains at ReStore, he was a DIYer, working on his own home in North Minneapolis. But now he's a professional who specializes rehabbing older homes – and finding unique materials for them at ReStore. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Find Affordable Furniture for College Students at the ReStore [ATTN: U of M]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2019 11:10:22 AM

August means move-in time at colleges across Minnesota. And if you're getting ready to move into a college dorm or trying to figure out how to furnish your apartment – especially near the University of Minnesota – we can help. You can find affordable furniture only a couple of miles from the U of M campus! Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019