Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Introducing: The Weekend Homemaker!

This week I am super pleased to announce that we have two guest bloggers that will be helping with the ReStore blog! Today I'm going to introduce the first guest blogger:

Meet Crystal Clark, author of The Weekend Homemaker

You might remember Crystal from earlier posts here at My [re]claimed Home because she was the one that inspired me to start Fabulous Finds Friday! She was also a featured designer for the 3rd Annual ReStore ReStyle Design Challenge that was held back in May! Crystal created a little girl's room and she wrote all about the challenge in this post, and this one, this one, oh heck she wrote about it a lot! Just check out her blog to see what I'm talking about.  

Here at Our Towns Habitat ReStores we are super excited to have Crystal on board with us! She will be presenting some of her unique Do-It-Yourself ideas and projects throughout the months, with items that she has picked up from the ReStores! 

Here is a little note from Crystal:  I'm a home decor and craft blogger who is inspired to create, repurpose and recycle in order to decorate my home on a budget. I love shopping the restore, thrift stores, and garage sales to find items that just need a little love to give them a new life. I turned my unused "formal" dining room into a home office for two and was featured in the July 2012 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. 

Thank you Crystal!

Would you like to be a guest blogger? Email Amy for more information. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fabulous Finds: Featuring Mooresville ReStore!

Hello! I hope this blog post finds you healthy and well after the very busy holiday. I'm excited to bring this week's Fabulous Finds to you straight from the Mooresville ReStore.

Fabulous Finds #1: Jewelry Forms
A big thanks goes out to the Jewel Box for this donation of jewelry forms! The Mooresville ReStore is selling necklace forms for $3-$5 depending on the size. These are a great way to display those beautiful necklaces you own, without the hassle of untangling them!
Fabulous Finds #2: Brand new light bulbs!
We are lighting the way to savings with these brand new light bulbs! Check them out- 40watt, 60 watt, and more! All the bulbs are new in box!
Fabulous Finds #3: New Light Fixtures
What's the point of buying new light bulbs if you don't have a new light fixture to put them in! Check out these great light fixtures from Better Homes and Garden and Main Stays. I purchased a pendant light for my own home for only $35!
Fabulous Finds #4: Brand New Door Knobs
Out with the old and in with the new, as the saying goes. As most people switch out their brass hardware for a more modern silver/chrome/brushed nickle look, it seems pretty rare that we receive new door hardware in a variety of styles. These will go fast, so don't want to upgrade your hardware features!
Fabulous Finds #5: New Paint Supplies
Adding a new coat of paint can be an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up your home. So let Our Towns Habitat ReStores assist with that project as we introduce a new staple at both the Mooresville and Cornelius ReStores: new paint supplies! Rollers, roller covers, brushes in a variety of sizes, putty knives, drop cloths, painters tape... you name it, we've got it.All for a price you can't beat.
Fabulous Finds #6: Vintage Table with 3 Chairs and 1 Captain's chair
I saved the best for last (in my opinion!). Check out this retro dining room table. Vinyl covered red seats really capture the look and feel of your grandmother's kitchen, a style that is back in and trending these days! There is beautiful detail in the nail head decor on the chair, and the table's edges curve comfortably to the body. At only $200, this baby is a steal!

What are some of your recent Fab Finds?