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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. 

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

Tips for a DIY Bathroom Vanity

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 12, 2022 6:30:00 AM

One of the easiest ways to update your bathroom is to replace the vanity, counter-top, sink, and faucets. Today's vanities often come with matching counter surfaces and integrated sinks, making for a great DIY project.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Join ReStore's Fall Flip Contest

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 6, 2022 8:38:00 AM

Kick off autumn with a festive DIY contest!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2022

How To Remove Texture from Walls

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 24, 2022 9:13:00 AM

Textured walls have become increasingly popular over the years. They're a cost-effective way of covering up imperfections, and the ridges and swirls can add quite a bit of character to your home.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

DIY Dorm Room Hacks [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 19, 2022 9:08:00 AM

Are you or someone you know getting ready to move into a college dorm? Making the most of a small space can be daunting, but a touch of creativity can go a long way. Jan Hagerman recently joined the team at WCCO for DIY Friday to share her favorite dorm room hacks.

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Topics: DIY, DIY Friday, 2022

DIY Reupholster Your Worn-Out Furniture [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 8, 2022 8:56:31 AM

Do you have old benches, chairs, or other furniture you just can't part with? Give old furniture new life with this simple DIY project. Reupholstering furniture can turn beloved (yet worn-out) furniture into the perfect piece for your home.

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2022

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 28, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Blog Update (7/28/2022): It was brought to our attention that a project idea using window wells in a previous update 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, 2022

DIY Bathroom Flooring

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Jul 22, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Is your bathroom in need of some sprucing up? Luckily, you don't need to gut your entire bathroom to update it.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Cost-Friendly Bathroom DIY Décor

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Jun 30, 2022 9:30:00 AM

A stellar bathroom design can turn a drab space into a fab space and improve your home's overall look. The color scheme, décor, arrangement, and accessories all play a vital role in setting the tone for your bathroom and the rest of your home.

Believe it or not, you can give your bathroom a makeover without a gut renovation or spending a fortune. 

Pro tip: Many of the projects listed here can be done by thrifting, and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets are a great place to start!

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Weekend Home Improvement Projects: 9 Summer Upgrades You Can Tackle On Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 15, 2022 11:31:00 AM

After a long (and snowy) winter, it doesn't take much to get us excited about summer projects. And with our weather, we don't have all that long before we have to worry about snow again, so it's important to start early and prioritize quickly.

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Topics: DIY, 2022

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