The other day I was reading a blog entry about revamping a brass chandelier that was purchased at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Out of curiosity, I checked the web to see if we had one in Roseville and we do! While every ReStore outlet is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances. ReStore resale 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.
After programming my GPS (the website mentioned the location was a bit tricky to fnd since it's hidden within some other industrial warehouses) I was in my car and excited to see what I might find. Of course I packed my camera and thought I'd share some of the pictures with you.
|All kinds of laminate flooring|
|Small tiles and mostly white|
|Have some moulding!|
|If you aren't picky, what a deal!|
|Light covers for the bathroom|
|Sure it's brass, but imagine what it would look like painted black! It was only $10.00.|
|Not sure what these are, but they are smooth, light, and would be a breeze to paint @ $4.00 each.|
|Yes, more brass, but it can be painted! In fact they posted a yellow piece of paper with directions of how to paint brass|
|Was thinking we could pull this off above our table on the deck. I would paint the brass and the chain. And only $6.00!!|
|Many toilets, but most missing a cover, a handle, or something else.|
|Only $2.00 each! I know I could get crafty with these--cut them down smaller and make candlesticks?|
|Not wood, but at $5.00 a piece they would look great painted and hung on the sides of a window.|
|So many doors. One must be able to create something out of them.|
|Paint of all kinds and colors.|
What I learned from my visit is that you can't be picky and you should probably have an idea of what you need/want. If you need tiles, make sure you measure and have an amount in mind. They are lots of stacks of tiles, but some have 6 in a pile and some have 20 in a pile. Need carpeting for a bedroom? Make sure you measure and know just how much you need. There was a roll of carpet there (6ft. x 20ft.) for $40.00! I'm sure I'll add this ReStore to my every-now-and-again stops.