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.
First, Fern cut the top off of the shelf to accommodate for a flat top of old fence slats. The unit was painted with linen white and a mustard yellow paint, then stained and wiped off. The fence slats were measured for the top and sides of the unit. They were then sanded down and stained, lightly painted with a red all-purpose paint, then stained again and wiped off. The wood slates were attached with wood glue and nails. The rustic look of the piece is gorgeous, it is perfect for a cook book holder in a kitchen!
We want to see what you’ve done to restore your Riverside ReStore furniture! Post your projects with #RiversideReStore, your creation might get featured in our blog!
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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.