• Re-purpose with the ReStore!

    Posted on December 13, 2012 by in ReStore

    Lawrence Habitat is very lucky to have a close friend in Evans Design Firm. Every month, she takes the weekly sales from the ReStore and tells you how you can re-purpose them in great fun ways! Think of it like a personalized Pinterest.


    December 3-8: Cabinets 35% off (I know this has passed, but it’s still a cool idea.)

    Using pre-mixed chalk spray paint (or mixing your own…including your own custom color), paint right over the top of a picture and/or cabinetry doors. Bam! You have a chalk board. Add 2 layers of magnetic paint first and Bam, Bam you have a magnetic chalk board!

    Custom chalk paint instructions:

    Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

    1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

    2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

    3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

    4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

    December 10-15: All Doors and Windows 35% off

    Click on the photo to learn how to make the perfect desk with side storage!



    December 17 -22: All Furniture 35% off

    That ever-so-popular honey glaze can be removed! Learn how to re-stain furniture to make your own by clicking on the photo.



    December 26-29: All Lumber & Trim 35% off

    Click on the photos to learn how to make your own coffee table and towel hooks!


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