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The ReStoration Corner

Best place to buy dorm furniture... ReStore!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 28, 2021 8:24:52 AM

It's back to school season, and if you need to find some furnishings for yourself or someone headed to college, odds are you need some storage, cost effective furniture, maybe a bed frame, or some materials to make a sweet loft bed. Here comes ReStore to the rescue!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2021, Project Ideas

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 14, 2021 9:58:51 AM

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. While some pieces of furniture have years of life left in them, others might need a light (or heavy) makeover. How can you tell the difference?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips, 2021

DIY Garden Ideas for Small Yards and Apartments

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Don’t let a tiny space deter you from growing the backyard or balcony garden you’ve always wanted. Whether you're a horticultural hobbyist or your thumb isn't even a little bit green, you can grow a space to be proud of with these cute, easy DIY garden ideas – the secret is to use your limitations to your advantage.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2021, Project Ideas

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

Expert design advice when preparing to sell your home

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 30, 2021 8:31:00 AM

Guest blog by Jill O'Gorman, owner and designer of Ravishing Rooms

Jill O'Gorman realized she had a creative side and unknown talents in decorating and design while in college. Pursuing a Psychology degree, she added a year of design courses and obtained her real estate license. With over a decade of experience as a designer and home staging, we wanted to learn more about what you should do before selling your home to get the best price.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2021

7 Great Mini Makeover Ideas to Spruce Up Any Living Space

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 16, 2021 9:35:00 AM

It's almost time for spring cleaning, and that means tough decisions. How do you change your space to welcome the warm weather when your time, space, and budget are all competing?

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 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

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

DIY Friday: Make indoor planters [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 29, 2021 9:01:00 AM

In this DIY Friday segment on WCCO, Jan Hagerman from the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shows us how you can make your own planters to bring greenery inside. It takes a bit of creativity, but requires a small amount of effort. We hope you give one of these ideas a try!

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