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The ReStoration Corner

Business Donor Spotlight: Bellacor

Posted by Jackie Moore on Jun 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

For an online home furnishings retailer going up against companies like Amazon and Wayfair, quality of both products and service is really important.

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Topics: Donor Spotlight, Donate, 2021

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

Operations Coordinator Grant Shares a History of ReStore

Posted by Jackie Moore on May 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

ReStore Operations Coordinator Grant Carlson has worked at ReStore longer than most employees – nearly 14 years! As a longtime fixture at ReStore, Grant has had the chance to see it grow and change throughout the years.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2021

Donor Spotlight: Focalpoint Flooring & Studio M Interiors

Posted by Jackie Moore on May 19, 2021 8:58:33 AM

Focalpoint Flooring and Studio M Interiors are two great local companies that have partnered with ReStore to donate excess materials they don't need anymore. Read more to learn about these companies and why they chose to partner with us!

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Topics: Donor Spotlight, Donate, 2021

Join the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 6, 2021 11:07:00 AM

We've had several upcycle challenges but are thrilled to announce that this next one is for the birds! Unleash your creativity and build a birdhouse using materials you already have or can find at ReStore. Not only will we be providing homes (for birds), but we're giving away some fantastic prizes to the top three winners!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2021

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

Get ready for great weather with this upcycled planting station

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 9, 2021 9:25:00 AM

Guest blog by Rae Fleming, an independent blogger and DIY-er in Minnesota.

I love to garden, but I hate rummaging around the garage for my supplies. Pots here, soil there, tools everywhere! I wanted to create a station to park my tools and supplies that was easily, but discreetly accessible. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore was the perfect place for inspiration. Enter the secretary desk. Two of my favorite things collide: writing and gardening! My partner in crime, Maria, was more than happy to explore the aisles of the ReStore for embellishments and adventure!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2021