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How to make a unique flower planter with Habitat ReStore materials

  • By Riverside ReStore
  • 01 Jun, 2017

There are many great things about Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and one of them is how so many gently used materials available for sale can be used just as they are or transformed into something brand new! 

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.

All it takes it a few tools and some creativity to make a great and unique flower planter for your home. This is what the wooden box looked like when she first found it at the Habitat ReStore.

Theresa then selected the chair that would work best for the flower planter she had in mind.

These are the steps Theresa goes through in the video to combine and transform the chair and box.

1.     Paint the chair and the box with spray paint. Remember to apply a light coat and keep the can moving.

2.     After allowing the paint to dry, cut the back of the chair off of the seat. Theresa used an oscillating tool with a cutting blade for this task.

3.     Line the inside of the box with duct tape. Since the box wasn’t made to hold soil, water or plant life, use duct tape to create a barrier.

4.     Screw the back of the chair onto the box. While you are doing this, use a clamp to hold the back of the chair in place.

5.     Fill your newly made planter with soil and add the plant of your choice!

“I made this little flower box in just a couple of hours,” Theresa said of the simple and quick project. “Now if you’re looking for inspiration for your home, or if you want to do a project like this, head down to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.”

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By Riverside ReStore 07 Oct, 2017
Customer service, cashiering, stocking, merchandising , inventory handling, large furniture moving a BIG PLUS.

Cashier/Merchandiser/Warehouse Position:

Strength requirement:
Medium – exerts up to 50lbs of force occasionally and /or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs of force constantly to move objects. (Regularly) 
Heavy – exerts up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and /or up to 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. (Often) 

Warehouse/Driver’s Assistant

Strength requirement:
Heavy – exerts up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and /or up to 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects.(Regularly)
Very Heavy – exerts in excess of 100lbs of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50lbs of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. (Often) 

Availability - must be available for up to 28 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 and 6:15. Shifts of 4 to 7 hour days.

Application process open until position is filled
Applications available in store or via email request
Request/Return Application to: Cindy Tyrolt ctyrolt@riversiderestore.org with the subject line New Hire

By Riverside ReStore 02 Oct, 2017
At our store, you’ll find discount high-end furniture, used furniture, building materials, home décor, and other unique items for any home improvement project! Our goal is to create a sustainable income stream for Habitat for Humanity Riverside while making a positive environmental impact by diverting these otherwise useful items from the landfill.
By Riverside ReStore 14 Sep, 2017

Why recycled paint? 

Amazon Select Paints are manufactured from quality, surplus paint that Amazon collects from government, businesses, and consumers. By replacing new paint with recycled paint, resources that would have been used in making the new paint, including the energy used to make and transport the paint and minerals, chemicals, and pigments are saved. 

Using recycled content paint, prevents paint material from ending up in a landfill or, worse, down a drain. Recycled paint saves resources, saves energy, reduces pollution, and reduces landfill waste!

Recycled Paint information from www.amazonpaint.com

By Riverside ReStore 13 Sep, 2017

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.

By Riverside ReStore 30 Aug, 2017
The Riverside ReStore recently started carrying Amazon Recycled Paint! Amazon paint may be used on interior or exterior surfaces, and can be brushed, rolled or sprayed. It applies easily and provides excellent coverage. Amazon paint is every bit as good as the more expensive, ‘virgin’ paint sold in the big box stores. Amazon Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints. Amazon’s paint reprocessing system ensures that every gallon sold meets strict specifications for color, gloss, viscosity and coverage. Amazon Select™ meets or exceeds the performance specifications of national paint brands.
By Riverside ReStore 25 Aug, 2017
We rely on donations from local residents and businesses to keep our store stocked with quality products. We typically price merchandise 30% to 90% off retail, plus we run sales discounting items an additional 10% to 75% off every week. Be the first to learn about our weekly sales by signing up for our Treasure Hunter’s Email.  
By Riverside ReStore 16 Aug, 2017

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.

By Riverside ReStore 28 Jul, 2017

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!

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jun, 2017

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.

By Riverside ReStore 01 May, 2017

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.

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