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The ReStoration Corner

Transform your living room for under $500

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 11, 2021 11:05:32 AM

Visit a big box retailer to find a couch or table and you'll be lucky to get one item under $500. Home furnishings can be expensive! Well, we have some design inspiration that shows the power of furnishings found at ReStore. We took ONE trip to our Minneapolis location and took photos of items on the show floor so we could virtually design a living room. Check it out!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Organizing after Christmas [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 30, 2020 10:48:02 AM

WCCO's Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown recently Skyped with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Manager, to get some tips for DIY Friday. Watch this quick video and others like it to get you inspired to get things done!

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Topics: DIY, 2020, DIY Friday

Repurposing for the holidays

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 3, 2020 2:19:03 PM

Holiday decorations can be expensive, but take a look at what you already have and give it some holiday cheer! Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget on the latest DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020, DIY Friday

Paint like a pro—with Amazon Paint [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 12, 2020 8:37:38 AM

Paint is probably the easiest way to make a big transformation in any room, exterior, or DIY project. You can now easily make that transformation using Amazon Paint, which is available at ReStore. We have some pro tips to help you tackle that next project on a budget.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, DIY, 2020

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 1, 2020 11:46:23 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: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Used Cabinets: Save Big On Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 9, 2020 10:04:07 AM

Remodeling your home can be a fun way to customize your space, but it can get expensive – even if you're frugal. Thrifting, reusing, and upcycling are all the rage in home improvement, meaning you've got to get creative if you wanna save – like buying gently used cabinets to lower the cost of a kitchen remodel.

We've got four handy tips to help you find the right used cabinets for your kitchen and make them fit your style.

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Cabinets, 2020

Workspace Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Last March, we attempted to host our third upcycle challenge, but COVID-19 rudely interrupted and we had to cancel. Well, dust off your DIY skills and creativity for a new challenge. We're happy to announce The Workspace Upcycle Challenge!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2020

How to Build Home Equity the Easy Way

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 26, 2020 12:22:48 PM

From the moment you move into a new house, you'll probably start thinking of ways to change it up. New colors, new materials, new… anything! It's great to have that mindset not just for your own personal enjoyment of the home, but for the added value those changes can bring to your home equity.

Building equity in a home doesn't have to break the bank, your back... or anything else, for that matter. Let's go over the basics and tips on how to build home equity with easy home improvements.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, Remodel, Kitchen Remodel, 2020

ReStore's Step-by-Step Guide for How to Stain a Deck

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 23, 2020 3:41:23 PM

Summer's here, the clouds have parted, and the sun is out – yep, it's time to stain the deck! Deck-staining might feel like a big, ongoing job, but it's necessary. The wood in your favorite summer gathering space will last longer, look nicer, and pop all season long. Here's everything you need to know about how to prep your deck for staining, when to undertake the project, and how to ensure a smooth, even finish.

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Topics: DIY, 2020

Rustic Rehab: 7 Ways to Distress Furniture to Get That Antique Look

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 13, 2020 12:17:07 PM

You don’t have to be a home décor expert to know that the rustic scheme rarely goes out of style, nor does the look of distressed antique furniture. Although, sometimes, it can be difficult to find a rustic one-of-a-kind piece that's still in good condition. This is where we challenge you to think outside of the box, because achieving that antique look for your wood furniture is possible if you're up for a fun project.

The next time you find a used table that’s in excellent condition, but lacks the character you love about antique finishes, don't swear it off. Here are seven ways to distress furniture to get the look you love.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY