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.
Home is the foundation for our lives, and should provide an atmosphere where individuals can thrive. Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home.
For many families in the United States, the concept of home seems out of reach. Often, this is a result of living in inadequate conditions or paying rent beyond their means. Home has become a place they need to escape from, rather than escape to.
This April, support Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s local work as we participate in #HomeIsTheKey by shopping or donating at the Riverside ReStore.
You can be part of a key moment in a family’s future. Become part of the movement:
Restored Furniture Extraordinaire, Beth, found this side table in perfect condition, only problem was that it lacked a bit of spark and color! She restored it using primer, paint, and dark glaze. Now this fun piece brings life and character to any room!
How have you repurposed your #ReStoreFinds to add a pop of color to your life? Post your projects with #RiversideReStore, your creation might get featured in our blog!
About our DIYer:
Local entrepreneur, Beth Eckstrom, creator of Custom Furnishings , has taken what began as a project of necessity and turned it into a thriving business breathing new life into old furnishings. As a mother of two young children she began looking for a way to make the money that would allow her to stay at home with them. Beth has a knack for seeing beyond the worn and dated to create a look that is completely unique, decorative, one-of-a-kind and functional.
Our DIY Guru, Fern restored a shelf to create a beautiful rustic cookbook holder for her kitchen. The shelf was purchased about a year ago at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore (at a steal, only $10!) and has been purposeless until Fern found inspiration to give it a make-over.