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The ReStoration Corner

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Upcycle Challenge - Nailed It!

Posted by Becky Engen on Aug 23, 2019 8:50:00 AM

What did our second-place winner have to say when he found out that his "Nail Chair" took second place in our Earth Day chair UpCycle Challenge?

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 21, 2019 11:04:45 AM

To call Chris Koch a veteran ReStore shopper is an understatement. He has been shopping at ReStore since it opened in 2007, and now he's a regular at both of our current locations –  Minneapolis and New Brighton. But while his shopping patterns have been constant, his reason for shopping has changed along the way. When Chris started looking for bargains at ReStore, he was a DIYer, working on his own home in North Minneapolis. But now he's a professional who specializes rehabbing older homes – and finding unique materials for them at ReStore. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Find Affordable Furniture for College Students at the ReStore [ATTN: U of M]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2019 11:10:22 AM

August means move-in time at colleges across Minnesota. And if you're getting ready to move into a college dorm or trying to figure out how to furnish your apartment – especially near the University of Minnesota – we can help. You can find affordable furniture only a couple of miles from the U of M campus! Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

What to Know About Furniture and Donations at ReStore

Posted by Madison Fisher on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Are you updating your home but are not sure what to do with your old furniture? Thankfully, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets are a great option for furniture donation and upcycling tips.

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Topics: Donate, 2019, Upcycle

Announcing the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Join us for the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge here at ReStore! Our first upcycle challenge last Earth Day was such a hit, we've decided to do it again. We're inviting up to 50 challengers to bring their skills and creativity to upcycle common items or materials found at ReStore. This time, we're not limiting you by giving you a chair to transform. You've got more freedom to create anything you want! 

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

The Fascinating Facets of Joey Ford: Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winner

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Joey Ford was beekeeping for commercial use in Texas when he received a call from his friend back in Minnesota. ReStore had just announced that it would be hosting its first upcycle challenge around Earth Day 2019. His friend thought Joey would be interested in joining him in the challenge. It was definitely something he was interested in.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 26, 2019 11:48:57 AM

Just moved into your new home? Next step – furniture shopping! But where to start? Buying a new home can mean moving into a larger space, smaller space, or simply just a different layout that requires different sizes or styles of furniture. You might need a number of new pieces of furniture to fit the new space. This is also an exciting opportunity to make your house feel like home. So what steps should you take before buying your new furniture?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

A Game of "Thrownes"

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jul 19, 2019 2:10:00 PM

When it came time for our ReStores to host the Upcycle Challenge back in April, ReStore Sale Associate, Mark, jumped at the opportunity. For the challenge, anyone could choose a chair from the ReStore and "upcycle" it by turning it into something new. Mark saw the perfect chair—and had the perfect idea to go with it.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019, Upcycle

What To Do With Old Kitchen Cabinets?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 18, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Remodeling a kitchen requires a lot of planning, and some of it has nothing to do with the decor. For example, what are you going to do with those old kitchen cabinets? You could repaint or restain them instead of buying new ones, which would save you quite a bit of money. But what if you want to replace them? 

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Remodel, 2019