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ReDesign 2017: A Showcase of ReStore Customer Projects

ReDesign 2017: A Showcase of ReStore Customer Projects

Enter a photo of your redesign project that contains materials purchased from the Charleston or Teays Valley ReStore for a chance to win a two-minute shopping spree!

We’ll give you a $10 off coupon just for entering!

Beth Ann Walker ReDesign

Check out past entries in our annual ReDesign Contest.

The showcase of projects is impressive!

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Send Us Your Photos!

Email photos to ReStoreLove@HfHKP.org.

Please include your name and a brief description of the ReStore materials you used.

Be Part of the 2017 ReDesign Showcase.

Photos will be on display on our Facebook pages: ReStore, Charleston WV and ReStore, Teays Valley WV.

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Win Big!

The Habitat for Humanity Marketing Committee will choose one grand prize winner for most creative ReDesign.

You could win a two minute shopping spree in the ReStore!

Watch last year’s winning shopping spree here. 

Rules & Regulations

You may submit one or many projects.  More projects = better chance of winning!

Projects must be new to us. Previously submitted photos will not be eligible.

All participants will  receive ONE $10 off ReStore coupon regardless of the number of projects they submit.

Only digital images will be accepted.

Photos will be accepted until Aug. 31, 2017.

Your $10 off coupon will be available for pickup at the CHARLESTON ReStore on September 1, 2017.

In order to win the shopping spree, you must be willing to allow us to video your winning dash!

Open Studio: The Charleston Art Group

Open Studio: The Charleston Art Group

New friends sharing their art and sharing their time.

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The Charleston Art Group consists of individuals that came together for the opportunity to socialize with other local artists, make new friends and get inspired! Not knowing each other previously, they have now developed a creative network of like-minded cohorts that enjoy bouncing ideas off each other, learning new techniques, and admiring each other’s talent.

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The Charleston Art Group was the brainchild of Anna “Tookie” Nibert. Having recently moved to Charleston, Tookie was longing for the companionship she enjoyed during open studio time with various art groups  in Florida.  When Tookie couldn’t find a similar group in Charleston, she started her own! The Charleston Art Group now meets every Tuesday in Habitat for Humanity’s Homeowner Education & Community Center.

Join Tookie and the other Art Group regulars.

As Tookie would say, everyone has an artist inside of them, bring yours to the Charleston Art Group’s Open Studio!

No fees, memberships, experience or expectations apply.

Tuesday from 9:00 AM –  1:00 PM   &   Thursday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Habitat for Humanity’s Homeowner Education & Community Center.

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All types of artists are welcome at Open Studio: jewelry makers, painters, fine artists, digital artists, knitters and crafters.

The group is for adults only and parking is available directly across the street from the Homeowner Education & Community Center at 815 Court St. in Charleston.

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Learn more about the Charleston Art Group by joining their Facebook Group: Charleston, W.Va. Art Group.

Art ReDesigns by Our Artistic ReStore Customers

Art ReDesigns by Our Artistic ReStore Customers

In celebration of FestivALL 2017 we are presenting a few of our favorite art redesigns by ReStore customers!

Charly Hamilton made these crazy ladies from old wood diverted from a house deconstruction to the ReStore.

This piece by Mark Tobin Moore was on display at The Clay Center. Mark, a long-time ReStore shopper, picked up most of the materials for his installation at our ReStore.

Jack Rife used hardware from the ReStore to complete this thought-provoking sculpture.

“New Orleans” and “Same Old Song” are collages Mark Tobin Moore created on old cabinet doors.

The beautiful work of Chris Dutch is contained within this retail fixture purchased at the ReStore. “Crystal Lattice” was on display at The Clay Center.

"Chillin with Dog" by Bob Fisher

Popular artist Bob Fisher is a member of the Charleston Art Group that meets every Tuesday in our community center. His work contains many intricate part that he often procures at the ReStore.

“Navigator” by Mark Tobin Moore is full of ReStore treasures!

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The process of recreating art by adding new elements was coined “redirecting” by Canadian artist David Irvine. The pop culture twists that Irvine puts on tired old thrift store art is the inspiration for the ReStore’s annual art show: Double Take.

Watch our short video to learn more about ReStore’s Double Take Art Show.

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Adrienne Galloway shows off her redirected art that won the 2015 Double Take Art Show at the ReStore.

"Believe" by Beth Kerns

Another crowd favorite from Double Take 2015  was Beth Kern’s “Believe.”

Click here to view all the 2015 redirected art.

“Bookworm” by Brenda Pinnell received the most votes and won Double Take 2016.

Another crowd favorite from Double Take 2016 was Shawn Means’ “Americanization.”

Learn more about ReStore’s commitment to the arts here.

Insider Information ***RESTORE***

Insider Information ***RESTORE***

Think you know everything there is to know about the ReStore?

Read on for a little insider information that only ReStore staff and volunteers know.

Insider Information: Purchased Product

Purchasing product to sale is a practice that some ReStores have adopted in an effort to increase funds raised for their Habitat for Humanity. The Internal Revenue Service says that 501 (c)(3) nonprofits can remain exempt from income tax as long as “substantially all” of the items being sold are donated. Legal experts usually interpret this to mean no more than 15% of gross sales should be from purchased product.

At the ReStores of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam (every Habitat is independent and locally operated), only 7% of our sales come from purchased product. We stock small purchased items like toilet rings, caulking and paint brushes to accompany the sale of our donated products, making it easier for our customers to buy what they need to complete a home improvement project.

Every once in a while, we purchase an order of discontinued merchandise from a liquidating company. Did you notice all the BLUE-TAG furniture at the front of the Charleston ReStore? This was a one-time purchase. We mark the items 50% of the retail price. That means the ReStore usually has a 25% markup on the purchased product we sale. Retailers usually have 50-250% and some times more.

Insider Information: Inventory Levels

Because the vast majority of our merchandise is donated by people like you, we never know what will be dropped off from one day to the next. It’s very exciting, but not knowing what’s coming makes it hard to organize a big store. We use a few different techniques to manage inventory levels of our donated product.

If we suddenly have too many doors to fit into our door racks, we run a 25% off door sale. The excitement these departmental promotions create is usually enough to get the category back to a manageable level in a week or two.

We also use our e-newsletter coupons to control inventory levels. One of the best examples of this strategy is our FREE CHAIR coupon. We are fortunate to have hundreds of great business donors that donate thousands of office chairs throughout the year. But sometimes we have chairs coming out of our ears, and that’s when we send our customers that very special coupon.

 Sign up here for our e-newsletter so you can get great coupons too!

Insider Information: Sales Goals

The ReStore has sales goals and we strive to achieve our goals every day. This requires hours of planning, back-breaking work, a positive attitude, and a special kind of resilience that those who works with the public must maintain.

Before we can raise money for Habitat for Humanity, we must cover the expense of owning and maintaining a big facility and all the additional operational expenses that come with running a store (supplies, payroll, equipment, etc).

We work hard to meet our sales goal because at the beginning of every year we make a commitment. We essentially promise Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam that we will generate a certain amount of money to go toward the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes. This is an important commitment that Habitat for Humanity uses to plan the number of houses they can build in the upcoming year.

Each number represents a family.

ReStore Funds Habitat Houses

After a home buyer is chosen by the Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Selection Committee, they enter into a year-long program of sweat equity, homeowner education, and financial training. Along with private donations and mortgage payment from earlier houses, ReStore proceeds make the construction possible.

Building a house is expensive and if we fail to deliver on our committee our partners will suffer.

This year, along with years past, the ReStore is keeping its commitment. Our loyal and generous donors are keeping our shelves full and our shoppers are keeping the cash register ringing.

Thank you!

ReStore Funds Habitat Houses

Garden ReDesigns by ReStore Customers

Garden ReDesigns by ReStore Customers

Get out in the garden!

Summer is almost here and our customers have been busy creating ReStore redesigns for their outdoor living space.

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Andi Thomas created this awesome bar/table from an old electrical spool. We love it!

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Bernice Deakins is so creative! Just look at these planters she created from old terracotta pipe.

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Donna Morgan Rose assembled dishes and dodads she found at the ReStore to create this birdfeeder.

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Can you tell what this beautiful arbor is made from? That’s right; Ellie Marshall used wood spindles to build this redesign.

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John & Robin Grey used metal headboards ReStore received from a hotel remodel to build this lovely fence for their roses.

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Fairy gardens are so much fun! Just ask Laura Sullilvan. She made this one with a container and goodies she found at the ReStore.

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Just look at all the repurposed items in Mary Bradley’s garden bench!

Need your own garden bench? Check out this DIY article.

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With the help of some paint and a pallet, Pam King now has gorgeous flowers screening her unattractive heat pump.

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The beautiful screen door Randy Vanbibber found at the ReStore is the perfect addition to his cute-as-a-button garden shed!

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Ruth Ann Knabb turned an old chandelier into a unique hanging planter.

Click here for another idea for transforming old chandeliers into outdoor delights!

Earth Day Marks Charleston ReStore’s 16th Anniversary

Earth Day Marks Charleston ReStore’s 16th Anniversary

On Earth Day 2001, the first ReStore opened in West Virginia. Over the past 16 year our ReStore has served thousands of customers, funded the construction of 58 Habitat for Humanity homes, opened a second boutique location in Teays Valley and – with the help of our donors – diverted over 13,000 tons of viable building material and home goods from area landfills.

13,000 TONS = 26,000,000 POUNDS

OR …

Earth Day Coal Train

92 Train Cars Full of Coal

Earth Day School Bus

655 School Buses Full of Children

Earth Day Wind Turbine

80 Wind Turbines

ReStore customers and donors truly understand and support our environmental mission.

Here’s what they have to say about it.

I love finding treasures that can be restored and given new life instead of ending up in a landfill, while at the same time helping build homes for those less fortunate. ~ Ruth Knabb

From an outlet to reuse and repurpose items that would otherwise end up in the landfill to wandering the aisles finding one of a kind treasures.  Thank you for all you do. ~Mike Lewis

Why do I love the restore? That’s a long list. Let’s start with the obvious it’s good for the planet. When you can reuse and reimagine you keep things out of landfills. Profits go for a good cause. Anytime you can help put a family in a home it’s a good thing. It allows me to express my creativity in new and often useful ways. It allows me to do projects and furnish my home in ways I would not be able to afford to do otherwise. I saved the best for last. The staff. They are a fun caring group that put the icing on restore cake. ~ Sherry Smith

I love the Restore because it provides me a great place to donate my household goods so they can benefit another person or family and not end up in a landfill. ~ Judy Hamilton

What I love about the restore is that it encourages artistic expression when you see something that you can repurpose you are being creative, artistic and saving something from the landfill. ~Janie Hamilton

I love that landfills aren’t filling up with slightly used items, and that other folks get use out of these items… sometimes,  new and improved and re-vamped.  ~G. Teeters

I love the Restore because I love making something new and interesting out of something old.  I love seeing all of the generosity of people that give to the store so that it does not end up in a landfill and make the world an uglier place, but it ends up in a home and provides for a family something they need or that beautifies their lives. ~Jill Beaty

I love the ReStore’s resolve – turn someone else’s “trash” into my treasures; keeping items out of landfills. ~Melissa Marshall

 Celebrate Earth Day 2017 at the ReStore by dropping off your donation or by purchasing reused items.

Scrap Wood Diverted from the Landfill and Redesigned

One of our favorite ReStore customers, Roger Spencer, created all of the birdhouses above from scrap wood he purchased at the ReStore. You’ll find Roger in the ReStore at least once a week checking out the recent donations to our lumber yard.


All aboard the Sherry Cummings Express. We are so impressed by this train Sherry and her husband crafted from ReStore wood, and we are thrilled that Sherry is now part of our team! She is remixing latex paint several times a week at the Charleston ReStore.

Beth Ann Walker Scrap Wood

Beth Ann Walker won second place in the 2015 ReDesign by ReStore contest with this beautiful artwork.

She used $1.50 worth of scrap wood from the ReStore’s lumber yard to create a lovely piece for her niece, Alyssa. She assembled the multiple pieces of wood to create a flat panel and then painted a lovely scene of dandelions caught in a breeze.

Aimee Figgatt has so many skills. One is creating very popular crafts from scrap wood.

Shelly Nichols-Stanley used scrap wood and pallets to create a ReStore chicken coop. Didn’t she do a great job? We’re sure her chickens love their new nest.

Several years ago, Julie Greathouse made these incredibly clever holiday plaques from scrap wood and hardware. She then donated them to the ReStore. The sale of Julie’s generous donation made a nice little chunk of money for Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam.

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Visit our Scrap Wood Pinterest Board for more great project ideas.

 

Rooms Redesigned: The Homes of ReStore Customers

Rooms Redesigned: The Homes of ReStore Customers

We all make our rooms our own, but these ReStore customers took it to the next level! Their thrifty ingenuity really paid off in these impressive redesigned rooms.

Geoff Bourne

ReStore volunteer, donor and shopper, Geoff Bourne, purchased all the wall cabinets in his beautiful old St. Albans home at the ReStore. Aren’t you jealous of his storage?

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The McClure Family

The McClure family needed space to work. So, they turned their sun room into an office with the purchase of a few ReStore file cabinets and counter tops.

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Shari Mamone

2016 ReDesign by ReStore winner, Shari Mamone, loves color and you can tell from her gorgeous dining room redesign. Not only did the dining table chairs come from the ReStore, the hutch and side chair did too! Read more about Shair’s winning redesign here.

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Tiffany Steele

Tiffany is a woman of many talents. One includes her impressive ability to design and install a band new kitchen using cabinets and tile she purchased at the ReStore.

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Tom Vasale

What a find! Tom purchased this beautiful antique mantel and bookshelf unit at the ReStore many years ago. He refinished the unit before installing it in his well-appointed family room. We love Tom’s eclectic style and mix of antiques and modern art.

Aimee Figgatt

So maybe this isn’t technically a room, BUT… we love Aimee’s camper redesign so much we had to include it in our list. How much fun would it be to go “glamping” in Aimee’s redesigned Crazy Daisy?

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We also love the makeover ReStore shopper Leigh Anne Watts gave her living room.

Check it our on her website: Houseologie.com.

Volunteer Subdivision Captains: Repurpose for a Purpose

Volunteer Subdivision Captains: Repurpose for a Purpose

This volunteer opportunity benefits Habitat for Humanity, your neighbors and your family!

What is Repurpose for a Purpose?

Repurpose for a Purpose Subdivision Donation Drive is a project of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam and the new Teays Valley ReStore. The intention of this project is to organize and maximize additional ReStore donations from Putnam County subdivisions during scheduled donation drive days within specific subdivisions.

The donations from Repurpose for a Purpose – just like all ReStore donations – will generate revenue through ReStore sales that will then go back to furthering the mission of Habitat for Humantiy – building homes, community and hope.

2017 Subdivisions: Volunteer Captains Needed

Beechwood Estates

Bell Acres

Bloomingdale

Brookside Estates

Castlenock Ridge

Cobblestone 

Courtyard Estates

Crystal Springs 

Fox Run 

Friendship Way

Hidden Valley

Hodges Place

Johnson Place – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Leslie Place

Litchfield Place

Maplewood Estates

Meadowbrook

Mill Creek

Morefield Place

New London Commons

Oakwood Estates

Radwin Woods

Rosehill Acres  – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Saddle Downs – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Scott Creek – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

SouthBrooke 

Sun Valley Estates

Thistlewood Circle

Tyler Valley – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Westland Estates

The Woods – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Woodstone Estates

Woodclyffe Chase

 

What Do Captains Do?

We ask captains to contact homeowners associations for permission, distribute event information through subdivision contact lists and email, utilize social media and place informational materials.

LEARN MORE HERE.

We Really Appreciate Your Help.

Two Putnam County artists have created one-of-a-kind art as a gift to our subdivisions captains. Volunteers will be able to choose from either a handcrafted necklace by Ricardina Jewelry Designs or a numbered print from JP Owners Art. Volunteer Captains will also receive an invitation to our private Captain’s Party in October.

Will You Volunteer?

SIGN UP HERE.

Questions? Contact ReStore Director, Amy McLaughlin.

amy@hfhkp.org  |  304.720.0141 x 22

 

 

And the winner is….

Birds Blooms and Butterflies

 From the 500 community members that visited the Teays Valley ReStore last week to cast a ballot for their favorite tablescape, Birds Blooms and Butterfies by Design received the most votes.

Birds Blooms & Butterflies by Design owners Rob and Liz O’Quinn have a passion for preserving and creating native habitat for wildlife and it shows in their very unique boutique located at 3475 Teays Valley Road. Their creativity and attention to detail was evident in their winning tablescape too!

To the Winner Goes the Spoils

In addition to bragging rights, the champion received two tickets to A Taste of Rocco’s in Charleston (Habitat for Humanity’s popular annual fundraiser), a dozen cookies from Teays Valley’s own Sugar Momma Sweets and a $100 ReStore Gift Certificate.

2017 TableScape Participants

Everyone that visited the inaugural TableScape Championship at the Teays Valley ReStore was impressed by the beautiful displays created by all four of this year’s participants.

Rock Paper Sisters

Rock Paper Sisters | rockpapersis.com

 


Sweetly Salvaged

Sweetly Salvaged | Facebook@sweetlysalvagedwv

 


MarisaMade

MarisaMade | MarisaMade.com

 


All tablescape contents are on sale now at the Teays Valley ReStore!

Didn’t make it to the Teays Valley ReStore for the TableScape Championship? Click here to see our video.

Get Ready for 2018

We are accepting early nominations for next year’s TableScape Championship. Email Amy @hfhkp.org to nominate your small business or a creative Putnam County business that you admire. A committee of Habitat for Humanity volunteers will review the nominations in November and announce the entrepreneurs selected to participate in 2018.

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