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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. 

Spooky DIY Halloween Decorations [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 22, 2022 9:49:00 AM

Get a jump start on your Halloween decorations! Join ReStore Manager Jan at the WCCO studio as she shares fun ideas for Halloween. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make these projects...  Jan uses laundry baskets, pipe insulation, wire, and more to create spooky décor. A little creativity goes a long way!

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Topics: DIY Friday, 2022

Save Energy and Money with Easy Updates [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 2, 2022 8:19:00 AM

When it comes to saving money and reducing our carbon footprint, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. But simple DIY projects can start to lower your energy bill! Jan Hagerman shared some ideas on WCCO recently, including the following updates you can make around your home:

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Topics: DIY Friday, 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

There are no shipping delays when you create your own gifts

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 13, 2021 6:56:54 AM

We've heard it over and over again on the news: with supply chain issues and bottlenecks, your holiday gifts may be unavailable. Well, this gift-giving season we have a solution you should consider that takes a bit of a mind-shift. Make it yourself!

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Topics: DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

DIY Friday: The tools to get the job done

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 1, 2021 11:20:14 AM

You can buy a set of tools from just about anywhere, but ReStore Manager Jan shares a couple of must-haves to add to any homeowners collection. Watch the latest segment of DIY Friday on WCCO!

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Topics: Videos, DIY, Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2021

Tips for Tiling [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 26, 2021 9:13:41 AM

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 scary, but jump into a small tiling job and build up to a larger project.

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Topics: DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

Here are the winners of the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 7, 2021 9:31:25 AM

We are amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of the entries in our Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge. Materials were old wood, metal, plastics, and the designs were modern to rustic. Thank you to all who contributed and shared your work with us. 

We asked everyone to vote for the best on social media, then took the top three to WCCO's studio so on-air anchors, Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown, could rank them first, second, and third place. Here are the results:

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Upcycle, DIY Friday, 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

Open a new door at ReStore [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 10, 2021 9:07:00 AM

Jan Hagerman, ReStore Assistant Manager, shared some great tips about doors and door knobs on a recent DIY Friday segment on WCCO. Take a quick peek, then head on over to ReStore to see what's currently available in our ever-changing selection of inventory.

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Topics: DIY, Door, DIY Friday, 2021

DIY Friday: Let's take a look at flooring

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM

There are a ton of options for flooring and often can be pretty expensive. Jan, ReStore Manager, show off some inexpensive options to consider during this WCCO DIY Friday segment we think you'll enjoy.

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Topics: Videos, DIY, Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2021

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