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The ReStoration Corner

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

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

7 Home Exterior Upgrades that Make a Big Impact

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 6, 2020 3:12:00 PM

Want to show off your style and personality? Let your house do the talking. Along with interior decorating, you can create a one-of-a-kind look to your house’s exterior. Whether it’s painting your front door an eye-catching color or planting flowers and shrubs in your front yard, your home should resemble you both inside and out.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Remodel, 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

Easy Mothers Day gifts

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM

It's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the family... mom. But when Mothers Day comes around, you have to really think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are some quick and easy gifts for that will make her smile!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Bicycle Benefits at ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 10, 2020 10:24:52 AM

Bicycle Benefits is a program which encourages citizens to bike more regularly to more places. Local organizations and businesses offer special discounts for those that show up on their bike and wish to make a purchase. And you can save big at ReStore!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Green Initiatives, 2020

Get ready to declutter and organize

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 19, 2020 12:50:38 PM

Don't let your annual spring cleaning sneak up on you. Whether you're going to dedicate an entire day to decluttering your home or garage, or you only have 10 minutes to spare, we've got some ideas to get you on your way to a clutter free home!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2020

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 9, 2020 11:04:53 AM

If the demand for heat this winter increases as many energy analysts are predicting, your pocketbook may be taking a hit this season. But never fear! The ReStore team is here with some tips and home hacks that might just save you some green and keep you warm until spring arrives. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Hardware & Tools

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Aug 29, 2019 10:29:00 AM

Looking to upgrade your tool box but don’t have anyone to pass your oldies down to? Never fear! The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is one of the few places that take used tools donations. You may ask, “there’s no way you take everything – so what’s acceptable to donate?” Well, this blog is the answer to all the questions you could have related to hardware and tools at ReStore.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2019

DIY Rain Garden

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jul 3, 2019 9:42:00 AM

This year at our Jordan Week of Kindness event, our partners at Metro Blooms demonstrated how to plant a rain garden. Here's what we learned so you can plant your own rain garden and help pollinators in your neighborhood.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2019