Repurpose a cabinet into superstar wall art! Habitat for Humanity ReStore

MyFixitUpLife Theresa Habitat ReStore star art upcycle

A little cabinet from Habitat for Humanity ReStore can have a new life as wall art. A little bit of paint, a few tools, and a shopping trip to Habitat for Humanity ReStore can be a magical combination for a creative DIY soul. The variety of items and the endless opportunities to create new uses for those unique treasures makes my heart happy.
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My cats’ clawing habit inspired this chair makeover.

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When we moved into this home, the armchair was already here. It was the previous owner’s armchair, and her family had lived in the home since it was built in 1903. The armchair has a long history in this home.

I selected a material mix based on cat claw repellent nailhead trim plus claw-loving natural colored twine. And this time I chose a darker stain for the wood. see more

Star stitches! Crazy about a pair of twine crochet handbags that I made

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A pretty hue of twine inspired a fun pair of crochet handbags. I discovered the star crochet stitch, and I fell hard. First, I made a bracelet with some brown twine leftover from another project. Then I spied this green twine at Lowe’s, and was immediately inspired to make a … see more

How about a fun plant stand made with cabinets from Habitat ReStore?

8 After Theresa MyFixitUpLife Habitat ReStore Philly cabinet upcycle bench plants sunroom

I love shopping Habitat ReStore for so many reasons.

The first is the amazing and unique finds, from vintage pieces to trendy new items from well-known stores.

The second reason is that the items are donated, so the money I spend goes to helping build homes for others. So I get a more awesome home, and so does someone else!

I shared this upcycle with Habitat for Humanity, and they shared it on the Habitat ReStore blog. I hope you’ll click below and be as inspired to shop, repurpose and make stuff as we are. see more

10yo Jack reviews “What Can You Do with a Toolbox?” with Novel Effect app

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I think ‘What Can You Do with a Toolbox’ is a cute story to read to your children. It teaches you about the basic tools in life you usually see construction workers use. It has a basic idea, but the idea is used in a good way.

The Novel Effect app lets you hear what you can do with a toolbox. see more

Looking for a fun succulent planter? How about a birdhouse? Here’s the DIY.

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Make a happy little succulent planter from a little $1 birdhouse. Succulents have been so popular for several years. They are easy to care for, offer options for display, and provide chunky texture in a home all year round. I’m a fan. For this project, the supplies required include several items that can … see more