One of the many things my blogging career has brought me is some amazing relationships with people. Last year when I did the GMC DIY Challenge, I met one of the Judges, Karen Moore from the Habitat for Humanity Restores. I was able to reconnect with her a year later and she asked me to tech a Habitat for Humanity Repurposing Workshop.
I walked around to do a little window shopping before the workshop started and there were SO many potential projects I could envision. If you haven’t been to a Restore before, it’s a great place to find windows, doors, gently used furniture, lighting, you name it. There is even home décor and seasonal items as well.
Let me start by saying that I had an amazing time. It was a very casual workshop. I displayed a few repurposing ideas to help inspired customers at a small table by the entrance. I gave interested customers home décor ideas on what to make out of things they could find and purchase at the Restore.
I brought a repurposed welcome sign, an upcycled American flag, a cabinet door Halloween sign, a repurposed photo display, and some stenciled coffee cup succulents. The cabinet door and shelf I bought there for $2.99 each and the coffee cups were .99 apiece.
I brought my materials to make them and demonstrated how to make them. I even enlisted a few helpers.
A few people brought up some items and asked me ideas for what they could make out of it, like this ceramic tile coaster we stenciled.
Time went by so quickly. I met some great people and I would do it again in a heartbeat! If you want to visit a Habitat for Humanity Restore or check out their free workshops, look for a location near you.