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The ReStoration Corner

Live on the edge with live edge: Jan stops by WCCO to show off some DIY projects [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you think of Friday, think DIY Friday. ReStore's own Jan Hagerman drops by the WCCO studio every couple of weeks to show off fun projects that you can create at home. You can find the building blocks to these ReStore-inspired projects at one of two Twin Cities locations.

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Topics: 2018, DIY, Videos

5 Easy Fall Decor DIY Projects

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Now that we've entered the first official week of fall, we wanted to share some fun seasonal-inspired DIY projects you can complete using items from Habitat for Humanity ReStore outlets. Best of all, these projects are simple, inexpensive, and completely customizable to fit your home and style! 

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Upcycling ideas at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 23, 2018 8:23:00 AM

If you're an "upcycler," you know exactly what that means. For those of you unfamiliar with the word "upcycle," it's a term used for the process of transforming something into a new product. It's really at the core of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and gee wiz, we have some fun upcycle projects to show you at this years Minnesota State Fair! Stop by the Eco Experience building on Friday, August 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Interior Design Tips from a Pro

Posted by Becky Engen on Aug 4, 2018 10:38:44 AM

At a very young age, Victoria Lambert found herself interested in the world of architecture and art.

"I always loved rearranging my room and our home whenever my parent’s finances would allow it," she said.

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Topics: 2018, Remodel, DIY, Tips and Tricks

5 Tips to Consider When Staining a Deck

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 16, 2018 8:54:34 AM

One of the most common summer projects in Minnesota is staining your wood deck. It's a big project that requires prep work and patience, but it's also a necessary part of ongoing maintenance that will protect your deck for years to come. Whether you're staining a brand-new deck or re-staining an older one, we've got a few tips to make sure your project goes smoothly!

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install a Window [VIDEO]

Posted by Amy Matthews on Jul 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There are a lot of steps when installing an exterior window. As a Home Improvement Expert, I know that well. That’s why I’ve created a walkthrough to help you on your next window installation project.

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Topics: 2018, Amy Matthews DIY, DIY

Try these creative outdoor lighting ideas

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 30, 2018 8:41:00 AM

Summer is officially here and the fun is just beginning. Fire up the grill, invite some friends and family over, and enjoy the outdoors! There is no better place to "wow" your guests than the outdoors. Try these easy and fun DIY projects that will set your lawn or garden apart from everyone else.

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Topics: 2018, DIY

5 Father's Day DIY Ideas

Posted by Becky Engen on Jun 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, June 17, there may be a few of us out there scrambling to come up with ideas for dad. We've compiled a list of five of our favorite projects that require few materials and can be done in an hour or less!

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Topics: 2018, DIY

DIY Planters That'll Have Your Friends Saying "Teach Me"

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 8, 2018 9:50:00 AM

When temperatures warm, trees begin to bud, and flowers start blooming, you know it's spring. And what better way to display those gorgeous flowers than in DIY planters?

Whether you’re making a planter of your own or looking for a new way to showcase those gorgeous flowers, we've got several ideas to get those creative juices flowing. And the planters will be so eye-catching, your friends will ask you to teach them how to make one of their own!

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Step-By-Step Guide to Paint, Stain, and Personalize Adirondack Chairs

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 30, 2018 12:39:54 PM

Spring has finally sprung, and summer is right around the corner! Nothing says summer like a group of friends huddled around a bonfire or a family barbecue in the backyard. And what better way to enjoy time with family and friends than relaxing in an Adirondack chair?! They're popular and comfortable, but most of the time you buy them as untreated wood. If you want your chair to maintain its quality longer, or you want to give it a new look, here's how to paint, stain, or personalize Adirondack chairs.

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Topics: DIY, 2018