Friday, March 23, 2012

I Heart Habitat for Humanity ReStore

First, I want to remind everyone to head over and enter our Everthing but the Kitchen Sink Giveaway here.  It has low entries right now, so take advantage of it!  Now onto ReStore...

A couple of weeks ago I went to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  For those of you who don't know a lot about it, Habitat ReStore accepts new and used building materials and furniture that are in good, usable condition.  All the proceeds from ReStore go to Habitat for Humanity.

 I want to show you guys how much they have to offer there. The inventory changes on a daily basis, so you never know what you might find.  I love going in there, because as a newer homeowner, there are a lot of changes and updates to be made.  With a little creativity, almost everything in their store can be an affordable fix.

First I stumbled upon a million different kinds of cabinet hardware.  They are really cheap at only $1.00/pull.

Need doorknobs?  They have those too!

They always have a large selection of light fixtures for every room.  There are days where they have some really modern fixtures, and days where it's mostly dated stuff.  But a can of spray paint can change the entire look of fixtures like you see in this photo.

Small glass panels are great for glass etching products.  I picked up a few for a holiday project I have planned for next year.  For only 50 cents each, I can store them until I'm ready to use them.

Ugly old mirrors can easily be transformed into something great with just a coat of paint!

These old cabinet door can be used a million different ways.  I will show you one way to use them in my next blog post.  I'm pretty proud of it.

The possibilities are endless!

With a new counter top and a fresh coat of paint, you have a new buffet!

Speaking of paint, check this out.  Only $25 each for the 5 gallon buckets.  

And only $5 a gallon! They have a bazillion different colors.

$2 for a quart will easily paint your new buffet you looked at earlier, and again, a huge selection of colors.

There are a million things you can do with tile.  Make a mosaic, or the project I'm looking forward to-monogrammed tile coasters!

And for those of us trying to update our homes, they also sell larger tiles.  A lot of times they have enough tile in one style to do an entire kitchen! 

On to wallpaper.  We all have our opinions on ancient wallpaper from the 80's and 90's, which is mostly what you will find here on an average day.

But ReStore even gives you a great project idea here.

And seriously, I think it looks fantastic. So simple too!

If you're after some granite for a kitchen island or bathroom vanity, this is the place to go.  At $2.00 a square foot, it can't be beat.

They have tons and tons of trim and crown molding as well.  Add more detail to your home, or make your own picture frames!

Spindles.  I'm not even going to get into the list of things you can use these babies for.  Any good DIYer knows the possibilties are endless.

Right now people are using doors for headboards, and all kinds of other decorating.  And you new homeowners might actually need new doors for their actual pupose.  They have all kinds of doors in all sizes from interior doors to sliding glass doors and more.  Just have to catch the ones you want on the right day.

I didn't even BEGIN to take photos of all the supplies and materials they have at Habitat for Humanity ReStores, but I hope this gives you a little inspiration, and a lot motivation to go check it out. :-)

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  1. We have one of these in my city & I can't wait to go now that I've seen this post. I love your blog and am also a first time homeowner. Keep posting ! And check out my blog, too, if you have time :)