Are you living in a house that feels like it is stuck in the 80’s? Well, you’re not alone; there are so many people living on a smaller budget who wish they could do something to revamp their home’s style. Today, it is easier than ever to decorate your house while helping to preserve the environment.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has made it easier than ever for people to be able to do these fun projects. You can go to any of their three discount store locations, ReStore Pasadena, ReStore Halethorpe, or Dundalk ReStore , and pick up anything from dining room sets to kitchen cabinets to a rotating pizza oven.
You can even go to Restore and purchase assorted lumber for $2 a piece! By using reclaimed wood for different decorating ideas you can easily add a new dimension to your rooms while preserving the environment by keeping these reusable items out of landfills. What can you make out of the “new” lumber you just bought? Almost anything you can imagine!
Start with something easy – shelves, a table, a picture frame, or even a garden planter. Make sure to go with a plan in mind for what you will build, for example, if you are going to build a table with an exact area in mind, make sure you have the dimensions laid out and know (almost exactly) how much wood it will take to build that table. And it’s a good rule of thumb to buy more than you think you need. Also, make sure you are bringing a vehicle that will be able to fit any items you purchase. Before you know it, you’ll be making your own Adirondack chairs, candle holders, bookshelves, bed frames and so much more out of used lumber.
Before you visit one of the ReStore locations in the Baltimore Area, make sure you visit the Chesapeake ReStore website for featured items. Then, keep checking back before you plan your next DIY project.