If you follow my pins on Pinterest, you’ll know that I’m a fan of projects that re-purpose items typically discarded after too much use. After all, they say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
As part of my law school’s Service Day, I signed up to volunteer at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. If you’ve never been to a ReStore, know this: it’s the ultimate source for DIY-project inspiration, it’s the epitome of “going green,” and it supports a great cause (Habitat homes).
Habitat for Humanity created ReStore to help raise funds for affordable housing projects. 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 or re-furnishing 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):
Are you a fan of re-purposing? What are your favorite DIY re-purposing projects?