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

How to create charming wall art in five easy steps

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

Grill stand made from wood pallet

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore creates a grill accessory stand out of a wood pallet for their latest pallet furniture project.

Pinterest images inspire ReStore
June 11, 2014

Pinterest images inspire ReStore [slideshow]

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

June 3, 2014

Restoring vintage furniture and antiques

Learn how you can breathe new life into vintage furniture gems and antiques, with a little imagination and paint.

May 28, 2014

Bird feeder rain guards from light fixtures

Jim and Pat of Shelton, Washington, show how they turn old light fixtures into the perfect rain guards for their bird feeders.

May 20, 2014

New treasures and new inspiration from designer Bren Ische

Watch designer and bakery owner Bren Ische transform an old table and mantel into amazing, custom pieces for her new bakery.

May 15, 2014

Patuxent tile projects

Great tiling projects from the Patuxent Art Show posts that we didn’t show you – until now.

May 13, 2014

Renovation or ReStoration

Steve Thomas, former PBS television host, explains the difference between renovating and restoring a house.

May 8, 2014

DIY alcohol ink coasters and light switch covers

This step-by-step tutorial shows how you can create unique and beautiful coasters using alcohol ink. These coasters can be customized to your taste or make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.

May 6, 2014

News anchor, Maureen O’Boyle, enjoys a good treasure hunt

Maureen O’Boyle, anchor on WBTV-3 in Charlotte, N.C., and former anchor shares her design philosophy and love of finding those unique treasures that make her home her own.

May 2, 2014

DIY picture frame tiling

These step-by-step instructions show how designer and Amelie’s bakery owner Brenda Ische makes her own unique tile and transforms a picture frame. Follow these instructions to make a wonderful piece of art to surround your own memories.

April 29, 2014

What is green building?

Steve Thomas, former PBS television host, explains what “green building” actually is.

April 24, 2014

Bathroom vanity from old pallets

Taking old pallets and turning them into a new sink vanity proves that reusable materials really can be found anywhere.

April 22, 2014

Old treasures repurposed for new bakery

Interior designer Brenda Ische shows us how she transforms old pieces into unique lighting for her new bakery and offers inspiration for other DIY projects.

April 21, 2014

Steve Thomas remembers the first Earth Day

Steve Thomas, former PBS television host, remembers his participation in the first Earth Day and how it has changed over the years.

April 17, 2014

Upcycled treasures from Patuxent, Md.

Check out what local artists created for the fifth annual Recycled Art Show benefiting Patuxent Habitat for Humanity of Maryland.

April 15, 2014

No yard, no problem: Apartment gardening for the ecofriendly urbanite

With some creative thinking and efficient planning, lack of square footage never has to be a limiting factor for gardening again.

April 9, 2014

Most common green living myths

How do you get a handle on what is really green and what isn’t when everything seems to be “green?” This post sorts through some of the most common green living myths.

April 7, 2014

Support green efforts in your community: National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week and here are five ideas for getting involved and helping your community.

April 4, 2014

Rethinking its use

Sometimes you just have to look at what you have in a new way. Take a look at this unique approach to building a coffee table out of repurposed materials.

April 1, 2014

Philadelphia Home Show projects

Local DIY-ers from the Philadelphia area used common household items from the Habitat Philadelphia ReStore and turned them into one-of-kind pieces. Check out what they did.

March 27, 2014

Eight things to donate when renovating

Donating your renovation materials keeps functional – and often desirable – items out of the landfill. Read on to find out what common items can be donated.

March 24, 2014

Cheap and easy ways to go green

Check out this list of cheap and easy ways to go green. Hopefully, you find a few things that you can easily integrate into your life.

March 18, 2014

Window turned functional art

Looking for the next art project for your home? This is a simple DIY piece, with step-by-step instructions, that you can complete on your own.