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The ReStoration Corner

Donor Spotlight: Focalpoint Flooring & Studio M Interiors

Posted by Jackie Moore on May 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Focalpoint Flooring and Studio M Interiors are two great local companies that have partnered with ReStore to donate excess materials they don't need anymore. Read more to learn about these companies and why they chose to partner with us!

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Topics: Donate, 2021, Donor Spotlight

Join the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 6, 2021 11:07:11 AM

We've had several upcycle challenges but are thrilled to announce that this next one is for the birds! Unleash your creativity and build a birdhouse using materials you already have or can find at ReStore. Not only will we be providing homes (for birds), but we're giving away some fantastic prizes to the top three winners!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2021

Lend a hand at ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 5, 2021 7:02:56 AM

It’s been a busy time at ReStore! March was our most successful month EVER at both locations and more people are shopping for their DIY projects or donating their unwanted items. We need volunteers who can consistently help out, help run the store, take in donations and assist shoppers. We need YOU!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2021

Make your own art or sign using old cabinet doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 23, 2021 2:04:28 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

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 14, 2021 9:07:56 AM

Blog Update (4/15/2021): It was brought to our attention that the project idea using window wells 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, 2021

Get ready for great weather with this upcycled planting station

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 9, 2021 9:25:22 AM

Guest blog by Rae Fleming, an independent blogger and DIY-er in Minnesota.

I love to garden, but I hate rummaging around the garage for my supplies. Pots here, soil there, tools everywhere! I wanted to create a station to park my tools and supplies that was easily, but discreetly accessible. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore was the perfect place for inspiration. Enter the secretary desk. Two of my favorite things collide: writing and gardening! My partner in crime, Maria, was more than happy to explore the aisles of the ReStore for embellishments and adventure!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2021

Donor Spotlight: Shaughnessy Flooring & Schwieters Companies

Posted by Jackie Moore on Apr 6, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Individuals and families aren’t the only ones who donate to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. A significant amount of ReStore’s building materials also come from business donors. Shaughnessy Flooring and Schwieters Companies have both been working with Habitat for a long time.

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Topics: Donate, 2021, Donor Spotlight

Here's how you can make Earth Month last all year long

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 1, 2021 8:42:25 AM

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is well known for its mission of bringing people together to create, preserve, and promote affordable homeownership and advancing racial equity in housing. But you might be surprised to learn how shopping and donating to ReStore home improvement outlets help divert 3 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2021

Expert design advice when preparing to sell your home

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 30, 2021 8:31:56 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 9:35:04 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: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2021