Stager Fills Dream Home with ReStore Finds!

“Honey, I think you should come right now.” I whispered into my cell phone. I’m in Rockville at the ReStore standing in front of the perfect kitchen for our Mountain House…straight lines, perfect color, enough cabinet pieces, plus the price includes a full complement of stainless steel appliances. And, the whole package has just been reduced $2,000! What? You didn’t know The Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading Stager Fills Dream Home with ReStore Finds!

5 Kid Approved (And Affordable) DIY Projects

Here is a great blog from our friends at the Lake Agassiz Habitat ReStore…. Try a family DIY project! With a little spare time and creativity, you can turn something old into something brand new. Create awesome DIY gifts with your kids that they’ll love to play with all year. And the best part? You can find most of the supplies you’ll need for an … Continue reading 5 Kid Approved (And Affordable) DIY Projects

Easy Upcycled Greenhouses

Is the hint of Spring making your green thumb itch?  Here’s a great DIY project to get you ready for gardening! Create an upcycled ‘green’ greenhouse or observatory using salvaged windows, doors and other bits of reclaimed materials.  Come into our Gaithersburg and Silver Spring ReStores to get creative ideas and bargain materials.  We have windows & doors galore! Here are ideas of all shapes, sizes and … Continue reading Easy Upcycled Greenhouses

4 Steps to a Chic and Cheap Home Office

 Creating a high-style, low-cost home office is easy.  Here are 4 DIY projects using materials easily found at your nearest Habitat ReStore to get you started.   Check out our Home Office Inspirations board on Pinterest for even more ideas.  STEP 1: THE DESK The possibilities for an upcycled home office desk are endless!  Repurpose a ReStore find like this sewing machine or redo a … Continue reading 4 Steps to a Chic and Cheap Home Office

Must Try DIY: Specialty Paints

There is no quicker, easier and cheaper way to upcycle than with paint. But forget everyday wall paint. Here are 4 specialty paints that every DIY’er must try! The projects below feature products easily found in Habitat ReStores. #1.) Mirror-Effect Transforming clear glass into a high style (and high price) mercury glass is easy!  Explore your local ReStore for ideas on creating your own DIY … Continue reading Must Try DIY: Specialty Paints

Kitchen Stool Makeovers

Kitchen stools are a great place to add unexpected personal touches. Whether your style be antique, traditional, or modern, there are unlimited ways to update any piece. The best part however, is that most projects are as simple as using some tape and paint! Use your favorite color or wood stain and get creative with the stencils to makeover any stool. Take a look at … Continue reading Kitchen Stool Makeovers

ReStoring Medicine Cabinets

Old looking medicine cabinets can put a damper on any bathroom. A quick spruce can easily freshen the space and give a clean, new feel. Restorations can be as easy as a new coat of paint or as involved as a complete new set of doors! There are unlimited options when transforming the standard medicine cabinet. We hope to provide some inspiration and new ideas … Continue reading ReStoring Medicine Cabinets