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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

Best place to buy dorm furniture...ReStore!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 1, 2022 9:05:00 AM

It's back to school seasonand for college students, that often means shopping for more than pencils and notebooks. If you need to find furnishings for yourself or someone headed to college, odds are you're looking for storage, cost-effective furniture, maybe a bed frame, or even materials to make a sweet loft bed. ReStore to the rescue!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Project Ideas, 2022

Spring Projects: When is the Best Time to Paint Outside?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 17, 2022 11:22:00 AM

The warm weather has arrived, and it's time to tackle some of those outdoor painting projects you couldn't complete during the winter months. Whether you're painting your deck, trim, or a large project you weren't able to paint indoors, temperature can impact your project.

Here are some tips about temperature and prep work to make sure your spring painting jobs turn out just right.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

Not Scraping? Here's How to Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling Instead

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 13, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Over time ceilings can build up dust and dirt and just look dingy – especially popcorn ceilings (also known as stipple, stucco, or acoustic ceilings), which seem to be a magnet for grime. Scraping the "popcorn" from your ceiling is a lot of work – and it could even be dangerous. So consider giving your room a fresh look with a simple coat of paint.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

5 DIY Bedroom Makeover Ideas

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on May 10, 2022 1:10:50 PM

When you’re considering which room to make over for your next DIY project, your bedroom might not be the first place you consider. After all, most guests will rarely see it. But you will! In fact, it’s proven that you spend a good portion of your time at home in your bedroom. Some say nearly one-third of your time. Your bedroom is your hub of rest and relaxation. So, it only makes sense that creating a bedroom space of calm and serenity is crucial to your overall well-being.

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, Tips and Tricks, 2022

Easy Mother's Day Gifts

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 30, 2022 11:50:00 AM

Sometimes it's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the familymom. But when Mother's Day comes around, you have to think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are quick and easy gifts you can put together yourself and guaranteed to make her smile! 

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 18, 2022 1:30:00 PM

Sun shining late into the evening, warming temperatures, and melting snow can only mean one thing: spring is here. And it's the perfect time do some spring cleaning.

Before you get trash-happy, consider items you can donate. You may be surprised to find that much of what you don't need or want anymore can be donated. You'll not only keep items out of the landfill, but you'll make another family very happy.

But where do you start? We'll help you identify some of those things you didn't know you could donate (and tell you where to donate them) and some things that are better sent to the trash.

 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2022

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Any time is a good time to tackle that big project or spruce up some things around the house. At ReStore, you're likely to find whatever you need, from appliances to paint to power tools to gardening equipment – the list goes on and on – and you can rest easy knowing your purchase is helping create and preserve affordable homeownership within the Twin Cities.

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Topics: Videos, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips

Here are the TOP FIVE areas you should SPRING into action

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 15, 2022 7:28:00 AM

It’s mid-March and it finally feels like Spring. Time to get your house ready for the best weather of the year! Here are the top five spaces to focus on. As you clean and organize, determine which items still spark joy (items to keep), and what can be donated, tossed, or recycled. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

Get a bargain on vinyl plank flooring - and install it yourself!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 27, 2022 9:03:09 AM

When you shop at ReStore, you're finding all kinds of treasures based on what has been donated by the community. But sometime when you're looking for flooring, it may be difficult to get enough material for a large room. That's why ReStore has purchased a large supply of vinyl plank flooring to get the job done at a great price!

Come see unique donated products and our new selection of flooring by the pallet load.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips, 2022

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