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Monday, May 10, 2010

Thrifty shopping at the ReStore

On Saturday, hubby and I went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The closest one to me is in Temecula, CA. But you can find ReStore's all across the nation. If you have never been, you need to go. If you are into being green and/or thrifty. It's the ultimate.

For any of you that live in southwest Riverside County in Ca, the address to the Temecula location is above. And I just found out that they opened a 2nd ReStore in Lake Elsinore. I'll have to check it out sometime.

My ReStore has had a ton of shutters. Right now shutters are 2 for $5.00 for all sizes. I want some, but not sure what I'd do with them. I'm torn between these ones.

And these ones. But I'm leaning towards the first ones. I thought I could turn one sideways & add some hooks to hang towels in my son's bathroom. But I thought these shutters would make a great headboard for my niece. Decisions, decisions.

You really never know what you will find at the ReStore. They usually always have some tiles. But this weekend, they had a ton.

And they had lots of cabinets.

They always have paint & toilets,

Sinks and counter tops. I loved this sink. It was $30.00.

And do you need a new door? They have doors galore.
Someone had painted this on one of the doors. I thought it was funny. I might just have to make a sign that says this for my laundry room.

They had a bunch of new appliances.

And lots of wood molding. $3.00 a piece.

In the front of the store they have a showroom. Here is where they have a lot of appliances, tile, lamps & furniture on display. I forgot to take a photo of the furniture.

Need a lamp to revamp? This is the place.

Hubby loved this lamp with the lions. But it was a bit pricey. Sometimes they will have lamps 1/2 price.

They sometimes have decorative tile & this week they had subway tile for 10 cents each.
I liked the fruit tiles. But had no need for them.

And what did I buy?

I got these cabinet drawer fronts. I thought they would be perfect for making signs. They were $1.50 each. I want to make one that says "Toilette" for my master bath. If I ever get one made, I'll be sure to show you.

And I got this vintage cabinet door for $2.00. I think I will make a sign out of this one as well. Not sure what it will say. Maybe I'll make it into the laundry sign. We'll see.

If you've never visited a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you need to. They have lots of cool stuff that you creative gals could make over. And even if you are not creative (like me, I can only copy) you can usually find something there.

And if you are remodeling what better place to donate your old doors, windows, cabinets, sinks, toilets, etc? Or if you or someone you know is a contractor and have left over supplies from a build, donate them to the ReStore. The money they raise in sales goes for a good cause & you are keeping the planet a little greener. Sounds like a win/win to me.

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  1. I wish we had a store like this around my neck of the woods! Amazing deals!

    Oh, I really liked the laundry sign too :)

    Fun stopping by to visit, Kim!

    Kindly, ldh

  2. Wow, Kim, I need to check and see if we have those here. I am sure we do. I worked on a Habitat for Humanity house several years ago. So good to give back.

  3. We have one not too far away but I haven't gone yet. I have got to head up there. Thanks for mentioning it again AND for the pics. Great to get an idea of what you might find.

  4. I really like that vintage one. I need to check out our store one day.

  5. I went to a Re-store for the first time a few weeks ago...awesome stores!


  6. I love the re-store! thanks for the tour. I should do a post on ours.
    shutters at our store are $5.00 each.
    Our furniture is dated and is discounted each month.
    cool cabinet door for $2.00

  7. I just gave my forehead a mental slap! I do not know why I did not think of HFH when I began planning my remodeling. Well, since I still need a lot of stuff, I now know where to go! Thanks for the reminder!

    I like the sign idea with the cabinet door fronts and vintage cabinet door.

    ~ Tracy

  8. Hi Girlfriend...

    Oooh...I have never been to a store like this but would love to go! I don't even know where one is located! Hehe! But...I do love your vintage cabinet will make a beautiful sign! You got a great deal on it and the other drawer fronts...perfect for signs!!! Great treasure find, Darlin'!

    I'm so glad that you stopped in for a little peek at my spring mantel, my friend! I enjoyed your visit and sweet note...thank you!!!

    Have a terrific Tuesday, Kim!
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...thanks for the well wishes! I am starting to feel a bit better! Yeeehawww! I'll be rarin' to go in no time at all! Hehe!

  9. I discovered one of these stores recently. I love going in to look. They have 1/4 of the things that yours has. HMMMMM, if mine had all that I would probably have to get 2 jobs to pay for all the stuff I would buy there!!!

  10. Looks like a great source for all kinds of things. We don't have a store like this near us but now I wish we did!

  11. We have one here in St. Louis but I haven't ever gone. Guess I will have to grab the hubby and go!! I saw your post on Southern Hospitality Thrifty Treasures!

  12. I wish we had a ReStore around here. It looks like there's some great deals. I can't wait to see the signs you make with the cabinet doors.