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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. 

Visit ReStore at the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show

Posted by Regina Eckes on Jan 27, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Visit ReStore at the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show at U.S. Bank Stadium, Feb. 3 – 5, 2023! Stop by our booth to learn about ReStore and to vote for the winners of our latest DIY upcycle challenge: Big Ideas, Small Spaces! 

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2023

Improve Bathroom Safety With These Modifications

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 20, 2023 8:30:44 AM

Bathrooms can be dangerous places, especially when your physical capabilities are limited due to age, illness, or injury. Slips and falls on wet floors, electrical outlets close to water, and sharp edges on fixtures are just some potential hazards. The elderly and people with mobility issues or disabilities may experience additional difficulties, such as getting in and out of the shower or reaching items stored at too high or too low a level.

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Topics: How To, DIY, Project Ideas

DIY Guide to Replacing a Toilet

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 3, 2023 2:46:38 PM

Ever had to replace a toilet? Whether it’s a cosmetic update or a repair, every homeowner has to face a toilet project at some point. That might mean dealing with a leak or replacing the entire unit with a new model. In either case, understanding how to go about such a task can save you lots of money.

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, Tips and Tricks, 2022

DIY Charcuterie Tray [Affordable Gift Idea for Foodies]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 14, 2022 9:29:00 AM

When the winter holidays roll around, it's easy to spend a lot of money on gifts for friends and family. Well, we're here to show you that you don't have to break the bank or spend time in long lines to give a wonderful gift! With a little elbow grease and a trip to ReStore, you can create homemade—and affordable—gifts for the holidays.

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Topics: DIY, 2022

Repurposing for the Holidays [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 25, 2022 2:19:00 PM

The holiday season is officially here, and it's time to put up holiday decorations to make the season bright. Decorations can be expensive when buying brand new from big retailers, but we're here with a few ways to bring holiday cheer to items you already have! ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget in this DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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Topics: 2020, DIY, Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday

Bathroom DIY Plumbing Projects

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 9, 2022 10:57:03 AM

Hiring a plumber for major work is always a good idea. Sometimes, even seemingly minor plumbing problems may require an expert’s touch to fix. But that’s not to say you need to hire a plumber for every project. Here are some DIY plumbing projects in your bathroom you can definitely undertake on your own; no experience necessary.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Discover the Power of Paint: DIY with Jill O’Gorman

Posted by Guest Blogger on Nov 1, 2022 8:43:00 AM

Guest blog by Jill O'Gorman, professional designer

I believe decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. The savvy shopper in me, coupled with a stubborn “I can do it” attitude, led me to become a professional decorator and designer. But you may be surprised to learn that one of my favorite inexpensive DIY tools is paint! I’m not just talking about painting walls. Paint is a magical product that can transform a room or piece of furniture in a matter of hours. Sometimes all it takes is a gallon of paint or a spray can. Let’s discover some fun things you can do! Here are a few ways I’ve transformed projects with paint.

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2022

Replacing a Showerhead DIY Guide

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 31, 2022 10:14:02 AM

Is replacing a showerhead a do-it-yourself job? Changing a showerhead is one of the easiest repair jobs you can do around the house, requiring practically no previous plumbing experience. That said, if you’re dealing with a serious leak, it’s best to call in a plumber. Leaks or something as seemingly ordinary as running out of hot water could indicate a deeper underlying issue that requires a professional evaluation.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Fall Flip Contest 2022 Winners

Posted by Amy Weiss on Oct 24, 2022 2:09:00 PM

This fall, we decided to kickoff the new season with a fun upcycle contest: the Fall Flip! We asked you to show us your best DIY project, and 13 amazing ReStore supporters entered. Thank you, participants, for sharing your creativity. Without further ado, here are our 2022 Fall Flip Contest Hallo-winners...

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2022

Simple, Quick, and Affordable Halloween DIY Projects

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 4, 2022 8:26:26 AM

One of the best things about the holiday season is seeing fun décor in local neighborhoods. Or, maybe you display your own festive creations! If you want to step up your game when it comes to holiday decorations, you've come to the right place.

Thankfully, you can create your own spooky decorations without spending too much money. From our own DIY Friday projects to creative ideas from others, start here and let the decorating begin!

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

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