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The ReStoration Corner

Remember the ReStore for Lawn, Garden & Landscaping

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 10, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Spring is here! You may have noticed that it seems like everybody has some kind of lawn and garden project going on, and you may have a couple of projects planned yourself. But why go to the big box stores for your lawn and garden needs when you can find everything you need at ReStore at much better prices?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, DIY, 2019

Getting Creative with Cabinets

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 7, 2019 9:10:17 AM

Are you thinking about remodeling? Does your cabin need some more storage? Or is your garage feeling a tad cluttered? Well ReStore has you covered!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Weekend Home Improvement Projects: 9 Summer Upgrades You Can Tackle On Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 4, 2019 11:31:35 AM

After a long (and snowy) winter, it doesn't take much to get us thinking about summer projects. And with our weather, we don't have all that long before we have to worry about snow again, so it's important to start early and prioritize quickly.

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Topics: DIY, 2019

How to Organize Your Home: A Room-by-Room Walkthrough

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 2, 2019 2:59:40 PM

There are many different ways to organize your home, and each room has its own quirks that make it an organizational challenge. That's why no system is one-size fits all – or should we say one-room? Let's try to simplify things by going after the toughest targets: the garage, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, which tend to be the most difficult to organize. Here are our tips on how to clean up these rooms and even add a little style – using items you can typically find at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Cheap Ways to Give Your Room a Whole New Look!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 25, 2019 8:08:06 AM

Sometimes renovating a room feels like a necessity, but just isn’t practical. Either you don’t have the time or the budget for it. But you don’t have to suffer with a room that just doesn’t work for you. There are a number of ways to give your old room a whole new look without breaking the budget or having to spend several weekends renovating the space. How? We’ve got a bunch of DIY ideas that can help you change any room into your favorite – cheaply and efficiently. 

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Topics: DIY, 2019

And the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winners are...

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 22, 2019 11:59:40 AM

Amazing! We are blown away by all of the creativity and upcycling expertise in all of the entries for the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge! Many chairs were transformed into something totally new, were given a new purpose, and some were even brought back to life. The essence of ReStore and Earth Day has definitely been captured in this competition! Congratulation to all who participated!

Without further ado, here are the winners!

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle

The DIY Gift Season

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Apr 10, 2019 12:14:17 PM

Now that we're (finally) hitting spring weather, many will start to feel the desire to do spring cleaning and projects around the house. We often forget, though, that gifts can also be DIY projects - and they can mean so much more because of the care and effort put into them.

Since spring is also the time for Mother's and Father's Day, here's some ideas for fun gifts you can make - and we can help you with materials from our ReStores!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Newbie Upcycle Challenger

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Mar 29, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Hi everyone, I'm an AmeriCorps member serving in the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity office. With this illustrious title comes everything you would expect: lack of construction skills.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2019

Announcing the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge—give a chair some flair

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 11, 2019 11:32:34 AM

In honor of Earth Day coming up next month, and ReStore outlets commitment to recycling and reusing items, we're hosting our first-ever Earth Day Upcycle Challenge at our stores—and we want YOU to join in!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Vita Huset (white house) family transforming a ReStoration

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 30, 2019 1:52:00 PM


Earlier in January, a mother-daughter duo invited the ReStore team for a tour and luncheon at their recently “ReStored” home. Lovingly named “Vita Huset,” which means “white house” in Swedish, Marie (mom) and Kari (daughter) spent countless hours hunting, buying, building, and transforming a home in Corcoran. With a little help from their handyman Ray and items from ReStore, estate sales, and other second-hand sales, they beautifully brought this old 1956 home back to life!

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, 2019