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DIY tiki torch
June 22, 2016

How I made a DIY tiki torch out of skis from Habitat ReStore

Tiki skis? Yes. I made a tiki torch from snow skis at Habitat ReStore. Here’s how.

Does Habitat ReStore offer furniture donation pickup?
June 8, 2016

Does Habitat ReStore offer furniture donation pickup?

Yes, most Habitat ReStores offer pickup of furniture donations, as well as other large items like appliances and building materials. Schedule a pickup today.

Furniture DIY upcycle project
May 23, 2016

Tips for finding your next DIY upcycle project at Habitat ReStore

You never know what you might find at Habitat for Humanity ReStore – that’s why it’s such a thrilling shopping experience.

Habitat ReStore DIY workshops - An inside look
May 17, 2016

Habitat ReStore DIY workshops: An inside look

Workshops held at Habitat ReStores are great ways to gain DIY skills and meet new friends. Find out what you can expect at your next workshop!

The Habitat ReStore “Go Green” roundup
April 18, 2016

The Habitat ReStore “Go Green” roundup

Informative and interesting articles on different ways you can make the world a better place through green living.

Milwaukee deconstruction services
April 14, 2016

How Habitat ReStores in Milwaukee build community with deconstruction services

Deconstruction services allow Habitat ReStores to serve communities by recycling building materials, keeping landfills emptier and more.

What is deconstruction?
April 14, 2016

What is deconstruction?

Building deconstruction is the process of systematically dismantling a building so that most of the resulting materials can be recycled, repurposed or reused.

April 1, 2016

Refresh, Renew, ReStore: Make a DIY planter from an old wood chair this spring

How an inexpensive wood chair from Habitat for Humanity ReStore was repurposed into a charming DIY planter.

Vintage side table from Habitat ReStore with Lace pattern
March 23, 2016

A vintage side table makeover using a lace curtain & new paint

See how a vintage side table from Habitat for Humanity ReStore was transformed with a lace curtain pattern created with two colors of spray paint.

March 4, 2016

Declutter with Habitat ReStore: A simple spring cleaning checklist

The days are (slowly but surely) getting longer and it’s time to start thinking about spring activities. Use our simple, room-by-room spring cleaning checklist to break your decluttering process into manageable chunks this year!

Donations from companies like Darden help support Habitat for Humanity ReStores
February 4, 2016

How donations from companies provide ReStores with unique, useful items

Donations from companies like Darden Restaurants Inc. provide unique ReStore finds as well as great practical items for families that need them.

A kitchen island makeover with help from Habitat ReStore
January 22, 2016

A dream kitchen island makeover with help 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.”

Homemade Christmas wreaths made from brushes from Habitat Restore
December 22, 2015

Make creative Christmas wreaths using tube brushes!

If you don't have the traditional materials to make a wreath, get creative! Theresa shows us how she made Christmas wreaths using tube brushes she found at Habitat ReStore.

Upcycled cabinet door made into a holiday sign
December 9, 2015

Make your own holiday signs with upcycled cabinet doors

A little paint, creativity and an old cabinet door is all it takes to create great looking holiday signs. Check out how it’s done!

DIY Light switch wall art
November 24, 2015

Get inspired: Wall art ideas from Habitat ReStore

Theresa made this love wall art from light switches at Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia ReStore. See step-by-step instructions on how she created this work in the blog.

How to make a storage bench out of an old dresser
October 23, 2015

How to make a storage bench out of an old dresser

See how you can transform an old three-drawer dresser into a modern-looking storage bench.

Artists repurpose furniture to raise money for a local ReStore
October 5, 2015

Artists repurpose furniture to raise money for a local ReStore

Bend ReStore in Oregon recently launched the Furniture Flip Design Challenge to raise awareness for repurposing and money for their local Habitat for Humanity.

How to make a DIY room divider out of bifold closet doors
September 3, 2015

How to make a DIY room divider out of bifold closet doors

Wendi shows us how easy it is to repurpose bifold closet doors she bought at her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore into a DIY room divider.

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.

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

Inspiration: Updating 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.

Step by step instructions to make your own natural Easter egg dye
March 26, 2015

Make your own natural Easter egg dye

Emily walks us through the step-by-step process of how to use natural Easter egg dye to make vibrantly colored organic eggs with your family 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.

Doors to the Future Upcycled Art Show fundraiser
February 6, 2015

An upcycled art show fundraiser benefits a reopened ReStore

See the stunning works of art created for “Doors to the Future Upcycled Art Show,” a fundraiser for a reopened Habitat ReStore.