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Restore Blog

Your stuff builds homes

Posted on Apr 5, 2024 2:08:04 PM

Have you ever wondered if your donations to Habitat ReStore are really making a difference? Well, wonder no more, because today we're diving into the incredible impact of your generosity, and how your stuff builds homes and protects the planet!  

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4 budget-friendly ways to update your home with paint

Posted on Feb 22, 2023 4:04:21 PM

Many of us dream of a beautiful new kitchen or bedroom that looks like it belongs on Pinterest. Some people save patiently (or impatiently) for years to renovate, or decorate, while living in a home that they don’t love, sometimes waiting years to be able to make a change. What if we told you there is a way to remodel your spaces without needing to win the lottery?

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Guest blog: How to refinish a mid-century media console with Upcycled by Katie

Posted on Jul 15, 2022 11:16:39 AM

We recently partnered with Upcycled by Katie to take an old, dated piece of furniture from the Habitat ReStore and transform it into a stunning showstopper.

Keep reading for step-by-step instructions for how to take on a project like this yourself!

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Guest blog: How to upcycle a vintage hutch with Jade Upgrades

Posted on May 5, 2022 2:46:23 PM

Guest blog: Jade of Jade Upgrades

I flipped a single hutch from the Habitat ReStore into two separate pieces: a sideboard and a display cabinet. Here is how I did it!

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Guest blog: How to refinish a vintage bench with House on Valley Road

Posted on Mar 30, 2022 2:49:52 PM

Guest blog: Adrienne of House on Valley Road

Seeing potential in an overlooked (and often tired) furniture piece has been a lifelong obsession of mine.

I can’t help but see the possibilities and definitely can’t bear the thought of seeing an item that is far better made than most furniture today end up in the landfill. When the Habitat Restore contacted me to collaborate with a piece from their store, I was all over it!

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Guest blog: DIY Dresser on a Budget with Kennedy with Love

Posted on Nov 29, 2021 8:28:40 AM

We partnered with Kennedy With Love to transform an old dresser from Habitat ReStore into a beautiful piece for any home.

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What are the Benefits of Shopping Secondhand?

Posted on Feb 9, 2021 10:54:06 AM

What are the Benefits of Shopping Second Hand?

You may remember checking thrift stores for cheap furniture to fill your first apartment or dorm room. Maybe since then you've gotten used to only buying new and don't think to hit up your local thrift stores when you need a new household item or furniture. Regardless of whether you're a bargain-hunter or not too worried about pinching pennies, the benefits of shopping secondhand extend far beyond saving a few dollars.

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Why Keep Your Donations Local

Posted on Dec 8, 2020 2:16:43 PM

Whether you were born and raised in Alberta or newly call it home, you hold a certain pride for the province where you live and work. You’re a part of a strong and resilient community and, if anything, this past year has brought us even closer together.

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Where to Donate Building Materials in Southern Alberta

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 3:43:59 PM

The beginning of a new residential or commercial building project is exciting. You get a blank canvas to renovate or build anew with sparkling fixtures and a fresh coat of paint. But it can also feel wasteful when you have leftover materials or are pulling out perfectly good, but dated appliances and cabinetry. 

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7 budget friendly ways to spruce up your home

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 12:53:23 PM

Feeling the itch to freshen up your home but don’t have the budget for a massive overhaul? Don’t fret, we have seven creative ways to spruce up your home for less.

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