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How to refurbish old dining chairs
July 8, 2015

How to refurbish old dining chairs

See how to breathe new life into old dining chairs with paint and some fabric.

DIY worm tower: Great for your garden and the environment
June 24, 2015

DIY worm tower: Great for your garden and the environment

See how composting with a worm tower is easy to set up, will help your plants grow larger and healthier and is one of the most efficient recycling programs around.

Using discarded kitchen cabinets to create a dream craft room
June 1, 2015

Using discarded kitchen cabinets to create a dream craft room

See how Kathleen transformed a spare room with cabinets found at her local Habitat ReStore.

Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of our blog that launched on Earth Day 2014 by revisiting some of our favorite posts.
April 22, 2015

Happy anniversary to the 'Why ReStore?' blog!

Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of our blog that launched on Earth Day 2014 by revisiting some of our favorite posts.

Wendi found a broken wicker chest of drawers at her Habitat ReStore that she turned into a bedroom piece for her son.
April 7, 2015

How to create a faux wooden pallet look

See how to paint a faux wooden pallet finish on a white wicker dresser Wendi bought at her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Emily walks us through the step-by-step process of how to dye Easter eggs with your family using natural, non-toxic dyes made at home.
March 26, 2015

Organic Easter egg dyeing

Emily walks us through the step-by-step process of how to dye Easter eggs with your family using natural, non-toxic dyes made at home.

A whimsical tea party in the woods was created using repurposed materials — many from the Habitat ReStore.
March 11, 2015

A secret garden of found treasures for my child

A whimsical tea party in the woods was created using repurposed materials — many from the Habitat ReStore.

Charlotte found the pieces of an old kitchen island at her local ReStore and transformed it into, as she calls it, her “kitchen savior.”
February 25, 2015

Building my dream kitchen island with help from the ReStore

Charlotte found the pieces of an old kitchen island at her local ReStore and transformed it into, as she calls it, her “kitchen savior.”

The Bend Area Habitat for Humanity reopened its ReStore with a fundraising event showcasing the “Doors to the Future Upcycled Art Show.”
February 6, 2015

An art show fundraiser benefits a reopened ReStore

The Bend Area Habitat for Humanity reopened its ReStore with a fundraising event showcasing the “Doors to the Future Upcycled Art Show.”

Emily took an old pair of homemade lamps from the 1970s and gave them a fresh look with some primer, paint and new shades.
January 27, 2015

A new life for a pair of glass gallon jugs

Emily took an old pair of homemade lamps from the 1970s and gave them a fresh look with some primer, paint and new shades.

Check out a step-by-step tutorial of how to make your own unique planter to hang inside or outside your home.
January 14, 2015

Repurposing a light globe into a unique planter

Check out a step-by-step tutorial of how to make your own unique planter to hang inside or outside your home.

A donated item can be just the accent piece you're looking for! What treasures have you stumbled upon?
January 2, 2015

DIY: Ways to upscale great furniture finds

A donated item can be just the accent piece you’re looking for! What treasures have you stumbled upon?

Make your own holiday decorations from buttons and burlap
December 17, 2014

Make your own holiday decorations from buttons and burlap

The Kruses made some simple holiday decorations out of items they found at their local Habitat ReStore. What crafty holiday decorations have you made?

Find creative holiday inspiration at your Habitat ReStore
December 4, 2014

Find creative holiday inspiration at your Habitat ReStore

What are some favorite holiday pieces you’ve repurposed from the Habitat ReStore? We’d love to hear about them!

Repurposing vintage furniture from the Habitat ReStore
November 19, 2014

Repurposing vintage furniture from the Habitat ReStore

Lynn Fern shares favorite furniture finds that she purchased from her local Habitat ReStore and brought back to life.

Supplying a unique house with Habitat ReStore building materials
November 5, 2014

Supplying a unique house with Habitat ReStore building materials

One couple shares an inspiring story of how they supplied the interior portion of their dream house with a substantial amount of building materials from their local Habitat ReStore.

Secret treasures you can find at Habitat ReStores
October 21, 2014

The secret treasures of Habitat ReStores

Here are some great ideas to turn odds and ends you may normally pass over into useful and beautiful home decor.

DIY headboard from wooden pallets
September 30, 2014

DIY headboard from wooden pallets

We keep the pallet ideas and inspiration coming with this headboard made from old wooden pallets.

Learn how to restore an old barrel chair in this step-by-step DIY furniture project tutorial.
September 19, 2014

How to reupholster and paint a vintage barrel chair

Learn how to restore an old barrel chair in this step-by-step DIY furniture project tutorial.

Ideas for repurposing vintage finds from the Habitat ReStore
September 9, 2014

Repurposing your Habitat ReStore vintage finds

Watch as Bren Ische repurposes vintage treasures found at the Habitat ReStore to decorate her bakery in Atlanta, and get ideas and inspiration for your own reuse projects.

Mason jar organizer tutorial
August 18, 2014

How to make a Mason jar organizer

Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County recently hosted a DIY class at their ReStore and put together this great step-by-step tutorial for a Mason jar organizer.

Vintage dining room table set
July 31, 2014

DIY designers create art from antique ReStore items

See what eight local DIY designers created from common vintage ReStore finds during the fourth annual ReStore ReStyle Design Challenge at Our Towns Habitat ReStore in North Carolina.

How to create charming wall art in five easy steps
June 30, 2014

5 steps to creating charming wall art

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to create your own charming home decor wall art from some of the most basic pieces.

How to restore a vintage table top with ceramic tiles
June 23, 2014

How to restore a vintage table top with ceramic tiles

Learn how to use ceramic tiles to transform a vintage table top into a work of art in this video tutorial by designer Bren Ische.

Grill stand wood pallet furniture
June 16, 2014

DIY grill stand made from a wooden pallet

Learn how to create a unique grill accessory stand out of a wood pallet to hold condiments, beverages and standard grill accessories during backyard barbecues.

Pinterest images inspire ReStore projects
June 11, 2014

Pinterest images inspire ReStore projects

One of our Habitat ReStores recently raffled off refurbished furniture inspired by items they saw on Pinterest.