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The ReStoration Corner

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

Month-by-Month Calendar of DIY Home Decor Crafts

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 22, 2019 1:56:17 PM

No matter what time of year it is, crafting is fun! So, fill your home with cute DIY home decor crafts or give them as gifts using this month-to-month calendar for 2019. We have a different project for each month to keep those creative juices flowing.

Let’s get crafting!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Best Winter Home Improvement Projects for a Snowy Weekend Indoors

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Now that it's winter here in Minnesota, outdoor projects have to be put on hold until spring. But that means there's more time to complete some of the indoor projects that can increase your home’s value!

Can’t think of any projects? We’ve got you covered! Here are some budget-friendly ideas for interior winter home improvement projects.

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Topics: DIY, 2019

DIY Projects: 8 Cheap Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2018 12:12:44 PM

Whether you just bought a new house or you've lived there for years, there are several easy ways to improve the value of your home. Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank to give your home a bit of TLC. It can be as easy as completing a few DIY projects, like painting the walls, planting a tree, removing popcorn ceiling, or even just installing new light fixtures. So, when you have a little time and a little extra money, here are eight DIY projects to improve your home.

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Topics: DIY, 2018

Thankful for the ReStore

Posted by Anna Skemp on Nov 8, 2018 1:33:00 PM

The holiday season is quickly approaching which means planning your gatherings have begun! Twin Cities Habitat Restore outlets can provide what you need to make that get-together a success. From fantastic dining sets to all the supplies you’ll need to create your DIY holiday project, you'll want to check the ReStore!

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Topics: DIY, 2018

What You Should Consider Before Installing a Window on Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

You need new windows. You did your research and you've picked out the perfect windows for your home. You’re not quite sure what you’re getting yourself into, but you’ve decided you want to install the windows yourself. 

Well, there are some things you should take into consideration before installing those perfect windows. Pay close attention, because it's definitely something you want to get right on the first try!

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, 2018