ReStore and RePurpose

| August 30, 2011

If you follow my pins on Pinterest, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of projects that re-purpose items typically discarded after too much use. Imagine my delight when I was assigned to Habitat for Humanity’s local ReStore warehouse as part of my law school’s Service Day.

Habitat for Humanity created ReStore to help raise funds for their overarching mission. According to their web site, Habitat’s ReStore outlets sell reusable and surplus building materials to the public. Most stores focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances.

ReStore outlets accept donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.

If you’re looking to tackle a new Do-It-Yourself project, be sure to first check for a Habitat ReStore near you.

ReStore outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.

With the right supplies from a Habitat ReStore, you could tackle projects like these (click image for link):


Desk From an Old Door.

Wall Rack Made From Old Door Knobs.


Ottoman Made from an Old Tub

Media Console Made from an Old Dresser

Are you a fan of re-purposing? I’d love it if you’d share some of your favorite DIY re-purposing projects you’ve seen!

Restore by habitat for humanity | omaha, neb., Restore outlets by habitat for humanity in omaha, nebraska offer affordable construction materials and resources. learn more about restore today!. Restore - webuildhabitat.org, Diy night at the restore. friday, july 22nd, 7:00pm-9:00pm cost: $25 repurpose and old window. we will provide window and materials. bring your own photos and. The repurpose project - a creative reuse center and art, The repurpose project is a non-profit community based effort to divert useful resources from the landfill, redirect these items to the public for art and education.

... Santa Cruz Bench at Kirkland's | DIY - Restore / Repurpose | Pi

Habitat for humanity of coastal fairfield county restore, A division of habitat for humanity of coastal fairfield county, the restore accepts donations of new or nearly new building supplies, furniture and appliances. Repurpose shop — repurpose shop, We hope you enjoy those items, brought to life for you here in the repurpose shop.. Blue spruce habitat restore – "ending poverty housing one, Repurpsoe. have a project but don’t want to spend lots of money. come in and check out our inventory to repurpose donation items..

Restore - habitat of greater dayton, Visit the habitat for humanity restore. the restore is a discount retail store that sells building materials and home improvement products to the general public.. About the restore - habitat for humanity greater cincinnati, Habitat for humanity greater cincinnati | cincinnati, ohio. together we can build homes, families, communities and hope. we are best known for our homeownership. Repurpose archives - diy & crafts, Baby clothes are so adorable and come in so many wonderfully cute styles, colors, and designs. the bad thing is, most babies only wear those clothes for a short time..

... Appleton Designs | Repurpose-Reuse-Recycle-Refinish-Restore | P