Habitat for Humanity Riverside ReStore customer and Artist Showcase Contributer, Dawn used finds from the Riverside ReStore to decorate for the Swirl and Swing Fundraiser for the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership and the Riverside Concert Band.
She drew inspiration for the decorations from a 1960s Guy Lambaro Record when looking for the theme of the decor. Guy’s tuxedo inspired the black and white elements, including the table cloths, the black frames, the white candles and vases, and the paper rolls. The red carnation Guy wore on his tux was echoed throughout the décor with the faux red carnations placed in vases. The mercury glass vases and hurricanes reflected the candlelight perfectly against the black linens to elevate the classy, 60s style.
The best part of the décor? The records, the faux carnations, and the glassware were all purchased at the Riverside ReStore. Not only is the display beautiful and designed for a wonderful cause, the purchase of the items helped support Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s vision of “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
Thanks for sharing your décor with us Dawn!
Have you decorated using #ReStoreFinds?
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With a large empty wall space, adding a
single piece of art or décor could still make the space feel incomplete. If you
want to fill the space but do not want to make the wall feel cluttered,
consider adding a repurposed table top backdrop, like this one purchaced at the
Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Riverside! The geometric design of the table
top adds a rustic yet modern style to this interior wall space while
keeping the clock the focal point.
It’s back to school time! For those of you heading to college – or have kids doing so – it’s time to start stocking up on the items that can transform a dorm room or college apartment into a space that feels like a home.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Riverside has a large selection of new patio cushions in stock. In addition to adding a new flare to your patio furniture, single cushions make great dog and cat beds!
For example, DIY expert Theresa Clement transformed a wooden box and a chair into a unique flower planter.
Though the chair and the box could have been bought and used today, Theresa saw that with a little creativity the items could be reused tomorrow in a completely new way. On a recent trip to the Smyrna Habitat ReStore near Atlanta, she documented her process in the following video.
I love working with pallet wood.
Each pallet board is unique in character, and has a mysterious story of travels and escapades that I’ll never know. It’s fun to think that the parts to this planter box could have been anywhere in the world and transported anything from tools to furniture to books and so much more.
So enough about my romance with pallets, let’s dig into the
DIY of making this pallet planter box.