Habitat for Humanity ReStore Finds

As you all probably know Habitat for Humanity is a charity that helps build homes for those in need, but did you know they have ReStores where you can buy or donate home building items? Items such as cabinets, old doors, old windows, paint, hardware, lighting, appliances.....Everything!
I was so Thrilled to find one near me.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity or to find a ReStore near you, click here.


This is what I purchased on my first visit:

An old drawer for $1.50

And these 2 old door knobs for .50 cents each.

I painted the drawer white, sanded the edges, and then added this vintage house number 3 that I had found a long time ago.

I made a rope handle by stringing rope through the existing holes.
It now sits on the shelf in my kitchen holding delicious red organic apples.

The hardware got painted.
 First, I used a brown to get rid of the shiny brass, and then I painted the indents blue and wiped off until it looked like this...

I added the hardware to the cabinet in the bathroom.


I have taken a few more new pictures of the bathroom and will be posing them soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily

23 comments

  1. It is one of my favorite stores! I could spend all day wandering around and collecting things for my project list.
    I love the box....maybe I'll make a visit today!

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  2. Love the hardware! I keep thinking I need to wander down to the ReStore...but I'm lazy, and Goodwill is so much closer... ;)

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  3. I LOVE that drawer! So creative and pretty with the vintage house number.

    ~Kiri

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  4. I love what you did with your ReStore finds!! Just great and it helps someone get one step closer to a new home :)!

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  5. Your drawer is so cute!
    I love Restore, and I go there every time I get the chance. Last year the ReStore in Boise had all the old doors they took out of the capitol building when they renovated. I wanted one so bad, but we didn't have room in our car for it.

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  6. Oh, what a super cute idea on the box! I have some of those old house numbers. I'd love to try this! Love the little rope handle, too. Nice finds and repurpsing!
    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  7. A ReStore just opened up not far from me, I really need to get over there and take a look.

    I love what you did with the drawer - it's just perfect!

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  8. I just found your blog and it's simply
    beautiful. I love what you have done with
    the old drawer! Very clever!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  9. I love the drawer! The little rope handle and the number make it so cute! What a great makeover! Thanks for sharing the link to the stores too...I'm heading over to see if there is one near me:)

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  10. i LOVE stuff like this! gonna keep my eyes open next time i go to the restore!

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  11. Adorable!!! I going to have to keep my eye out for spare drawers!

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  12. That drawer looks wonderful! I'll be on the lookout now for one!

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  13. I saw your link on the Weekend Wrap Up and had to stop by and tell you how much I love this. My husband and I stop by the Restore all the time. This is a really great upcycling project, so beautiful.

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  14. Wow it's gorgeous! What a great revamp!

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  15. Wow, this looks great! I love that you filled it with organic fruit too! Isn't that the best? I just love the taste!

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  16. Great finds! The knobs are bigger than I thought. They look great in the middle of the door.

    I love ReStore. I bought some old fuses there once and made cabinet knobs out of them.

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  17. I love what you did with your drawer. It looks great. I have a similar one that I need to work on. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Very cute idea. I'm over from TT&J. Where did you get that cute beverage jug that's on the shelf beside the drawer? That is so cool!

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  19. Love both the knobs and the drawer! Such great makeovers. :)

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  20. I would love to feature your drawer on my blog Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. I love it!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow!! That turned out great!
    Your home is so beautiful!! I am excited to follow you! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Beth.

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  22. Oh wow love it! just made my first purchase from Habitat For Humanity last week and I believe that place just became my new gold mine. Found cabinet door for .50 each!

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  23. Can I just tell you how much I adore your blog.

    Seriously.

    And your pinterest boards *sigh.*

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    blessings,
    karianne

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