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The ReStoration Corner

DIY with ReStore: Fun Holiday Decorations [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2017 12:59:13 PM

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.

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Topics: Videos, DIY

DIY with ReStore: Easy-to-Make Cubbies [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 16, 2017 1:08:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Videos, DIY

DIY with ReStore: Reusing Old Wood Pallets [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 19, 2017 1:59:03 PM

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."

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Topics: Videos, DIY

Key Considerations When Shopping for Used Appliances [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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:

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Videos

Guide to Buying Used Appliances: Refrigerator [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 15, 2016 8:37:00 AM

If you're shopping for a refrigerator, Twin Cities Habit ReStore has a great selection of refrigerators and other used appliances. But what do you need to know when buying used appliances? Twin Cities Habit ReStore's Jan Hagerman tells you what to look for in this edition of Restoration Corner.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

Fun DIY Crafts: Glass Flower for Your Garden [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

Easily Transform Cheap Furniture with Chalk Paint [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 19, 2016 9:29:00 AM

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.  

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

Fun DIY Crafts: Unique Mudroom Cabinets [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 5, 2016 11:48:52 AM

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.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, Kitchen Cabinets

How to Make Your Own Chalk Paint [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 23, 2016 9:18:06 AM

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.  

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

Tips on Boosting the Appearance of Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 24, 2016 10:03:32 AM

A lot of people love their houses except for one small portion — which isn't that small at all — the kitchen. And often, ugly, out-of-date cabinets are the culprit. Fortunately, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore's Jan Hagerman has some great tips for boosting the appearance of your kitchen cabinet doors. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, Kitchen Cabinets