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The ReStoration Corner

Welcome to ReStore's official blog! Here we post the latest and greatest ReStore happenings, including: DIY tips and videos, sales and contests, seasonal topics, volunteer spotlights, business donor information, and much more. 

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Measuring lumber next to a circular saw.

What to do with leftover building materials

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...

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Chair upholstery steps.

Have a seat! Refresh an old chair with these simple steps

Guest blog by Rae Fleming, an independent blogger and DIYer in Minnesota. Let's have a seat, rest, and catch up! It's been a busy summer for me:...

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Jan on WCCO's DIY Friday.

Tips for Tiling [VIDEO]

ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shared some tiling tips and encouragement to start your own project on a recent DIY Friday segment on WCCO. It can be...

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ReStore staff at both locations.

Robin Henrichsen new Director of ReStore

We're excited to announce that Robin Henrichsen is the new Director of ReStore Operations for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity! Robin will lead the...

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Couches at ReStore.

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

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....

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Upcycled Birdhouses.

Here are the winners of the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge!

We are amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of the entries in our Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge. Materials were old wood, metal, plastics, and the...

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Jan Hagerman demonstrating a DIY project.

Meet ReStore's Assistant Store Manager, Jan Hagerman!

This is an updated version of a previously published blog, written by Kaitlyn Dormer. Do you recognize that face? Maybe you’ve seen her at the State...

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Bellacor logo.

Business Donor Spotlight: Bellacor

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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Sanding, staining, and painting wood furniture.

5 Tips for Refurbishing Any Kind of Furniture the Right Way

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...

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Adirondack chairs, wood table, cinder block bench.

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

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...

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