Monday, April 07, 2008

Using what we found at Restore

We've managed to get one light up that we bought from Restore. We couldn't agree on where to place what, so Jeff's favorite ended up in the hallway. I do like the texture of the glass on this one. It reminds me of linen.

Next from Restore is the old metal cabinet I got to store a bunch of craft crap supplies. I really liked the original army green color, so I just sanded down some rust spots and lined the inside.

After that, I filled it up with supplies ... which surprisingly took no time at all. Isn't it always amazing how fast spaces can be filled with stuff?

**Side note -- I also re-potted my dying plant next to the cabinet. It's much happier in its new home ... plenty of room to grow.

Eek! Time for bed. Happy Monday y'all!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Recycle, recycle don't throw it away -- The best of Restore

We made the trek out to Restore's "new" diggs. Restore was created by Habitat for Humanity to provide funding for their programs by selling new and used building materials to the public at discounted prices. Most the goods are donated from people remodeling their homes or large home improvement stores. It's a great GREEN way to support an important local cause and find new ways to spruce up your own home.

Today was rainy and dreary, but my spirits were revived once we walked inside! This place has just about any and everything you might be looking for in regards to home improvement; doors, sinks, cabinets, furniture, paint, blinds, tile, lights fixtures, wallpaper, etc.

Here's a look a some of my favorites lurking inside ...

These chairs were my first object of lust. Black "leather" with clean lines and they were only $5 a piece!!

My next obsession was this GLORIOUS light. Decorative wrought iron work with beautiful brownish stained "glass." It was just ridiculous.

I carried it around the store like a baby. After much debate, I finally decided that it would not fit the front of our house (our roof hangs too low) and I left it there. I had to ask Jeff to put it back because I couldn't bring myself to part with it.

All in all, we spent less than $50 and left with some great old light fixtures and an old metal cabinet. Promise to post some pictures once these items find their final places in the house.

Have a great a weekend. Oh and here are directions to Restore if you want to stop by (and you should).

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

This ain't no joke.

Happy April Fool's Day!!

These are completely amazing. I lust after one these everytime I look at them. The artist uses cardstock and an exacto knife. So simple. So extraordinary. Check it out!