If you're shopping for a refrigerator, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore has a great selection of refrigerators and other used appliances. But what do you need to know when buying used appliances? ReStore's Jan Hagerman tells you what to look for in this edition of ReStoration Corner.
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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.
From holiday music to twinkling lights, 'tis the season to make your spirits' bright!
Even if you have a stockpile of holiday decorations from years past, it's always fun to deck the halls with something new. But why buy more, when you can make your own decor? Holiday crafts are a great activity for the family as you get together around the holidays.
If you've got a dorm room, kids room, or maybe a studio that could use some extra storage, cubbies might be just the solution you're looking for.
In this video, our own Jan Hagerman with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shares just how easy it is to make them yourself.
Repurposing and reusing items either found in your home or at stores is a fun way to spend an autumn day being crafty with your family.
Jan Hagerman, with Twin Cities Habitat's ReStore, has some creative project ideas using wood pallets.
"We've all driven around and seen piles of pallets in industrial areas or retail places," she says. "We hate to see those wasted, and here at ReStore, we don't waste them."
There’s nothing worse than waking up on a Monday morning and opening the refrigerator to grab your lunch for the day only to find that your fridge is no longer working. Buying a new appliance can put a huge dent in your checkbook at the most inopportune time.
However, buying used appliances can save you quite a bit of money regardless of whether you are looking to buy a microwave, washer and dryer, oven, or refrigerator. But how do you know what to look for to make sure you’re getting a good deal and an efficient appliance that will last you for years? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore staff member, Jan Hagerman, has some advice on key considerations when you're shopping for a used appliance:
You can transform a discarded glass lamp shade and copper tubing into a fun and colorful glass flower for your garden. Just follow the instructions for Twin Cities Habitat ReStore's Jan Hagerman in this edition of Restoration Corner.
Chalk painting is a really popular and easy technique to give your furniture a velvety, vintage look, or more of a distressed look. Twin Cities Habitat ReStore's Jan Hagerman shows you how to transform cheap furniture with chalk paint.
Sometimes, you just need a little extra storage in your house. If your kids need an extra place for their mittens, their gloves, or their school stuff, Twin Cities Habitat ReStore's Jan Hagerman has two great DIY projects for unique mudroom cabinets.
Chalk paint is really popular, but it's also pretty expensive. Unless you know Jan Hagerman from Twin Cities Habitat ReStore. Jan has a special DIY project to show how to make your own chalk pant in this edition of Restoration Corner.