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ReStored Red Side Table

  • By Riverside ReStore
  • 01 Jan, 2017
DIY, Furniture, Side Table, HabitatReStore

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!

Supplies needed:

  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • General Purpose Paint (Beth used Red Bay by Sherwin Williams)
  • Paint brushes
  • Dark Glaze
  • Furniture Piece (Check out your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for your vintage furniture needs)

 Directions:

  1.  Take off hardware to avoid accidental spills
  2. Sand down the entire surface to get rid of any paint or stain on the piece.
  3. Paint the entire surface of the piece with primer, then with paint (use multiple coats of paint to create a solid finish)
  4. After the paint has completely dried, age the project by applying dark glaze and then wiping the rest off with a rag
  5. Reattach the hardware and admire your finished product!

 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.

Treasure Hunter's Blog

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 02 May, 2017

Part Time ReStore Team Members-  Cashier/Merchandiser/Warehouse Position

Scheduled up to 28 hours per week, $10 per hour. Customer service, cashiering, stocking, merchandising , inventory handling, large furniture moving a BIG PLUS!

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.

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.

Availability

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

Application process open until position is filled. Applications available in store or via email request. 

Request/Return Application to: Cindy Tyrolt at ctyrolt@riversiderestore.org with the subject line: New Hire Summer 2017

 

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.

The Supplies

By Riverside ReStore 01 Apr, 2017

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:

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jan, 2017

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!

Supplies needed:

  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • General Purpose Paint (Beth used Red Bay by Sherwin Williams)
  • Paint brushes
  • Dark Glaze
  • Furniture Piece (Check out your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for your vintage furniture needs)

 Directions:

  1.  Take off hardware to avoid accidental spills
  2. Sand down the entire surface to get rid of any paint or stain on the piece.
  3. Paint the entire surface of the piece with primer, then with paint (use multiple coats of paint to create a solid finish)
  4. After the paint has completely dried, age the project by applying dark glaze and then wiping the rest off with a rag
  5. Reattach the hardware and admire your finished product!

 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.

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jan, 2017

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.

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jan, 2017

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?

Post your projects and tag us with the hashtag #RiversideReStore, your creation might get featured in our blog!

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jan, 2017

ReStored Furniture Extraordinaire, Beth, knew this piece was going to be a fixer upper. The wood had several deep cracks and it was a bit aged. Beth stepped up to the challenge, repaired the structure and restored the dresser to highlight its vintage features! The finished product was used as a coffee bar in a kitchen.

We cannot get over how cute it turned out!

Supplies Used:

  • Wood Puddy
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Primer
  • General Purpose Paint 
  • Paint brushes or rollers
  • Dark Glaze
  • Wax
  • Furniture Piece (Check out your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for your vintage furniture needs)

Directions:

  1. Repair cracks by filling them in with wood puddy
  2. Remove all hardware
  3. Sand down the entire surface to get rid of any paint or stainer on the piece.
  4. Spray the entire piece down with an even coat of spray primer.
  5. After the primer has dried, cover the piece with an even coat of paint
  6. Paint glaze on the surface, then wipe it off with a rag to create the aged, vintage look
  7. After glaze has dried, seal the piece with wax
  8. Reattach the hardware and admire your finished product!

We want to see your restored #ReStoreFinds! 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.

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jan, 2017

ReStored Furniture Extraordinaire, Beth, is at it again! This time restoring a once very used and warn down cushioned chair into a beautiful Paris inspired chair! Perfect for as a vanity seat.

Supplies needed:

  • Staple Gun
  • Screw Driver
  • Primer
  • Paint brushes
  • 2 Colors of General Purpose Paint
  • Sand Paper
  • Fabric (Beth used Paris Themed Burlap)
  • Cushion stuffing

Directions:

  1. Sand down the wood surface of the base of the chair
  2. First paint the piece with primer, then the general purpose paint
  3. Beth painted the interior of the piece tan and the outside black to create a contrast in color.
  4. Remove the old cushion and top of the seat by removing the screws from the bottom of the seat that held the padding to the frame.
  5. Change out the old stuffing with the new
  6. Lay fabric over the top of the new cushion piece and staple fabric to the bottom
  7. Reattach wood piece to the top of the seat using original screws.

 We want to see your #ReStoreFinds! Post your projectsusing #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.

By Riverside ReStore 01 Jan, 2017
Our DIY guru, Fern purchased 2 of these medicine cabinets at the Riverside ReStore last summer for only $10 each! She couldn’t pass up a deal like that, even if she was not sure what she was going to do with them. It wasn’t until recently that she found inspiration for this project, repurposing this old medicine cabinet to an adorable display case.
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