Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: 31 Days of Decorating on a Shoestring Budget Day 23,

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31 Days of Decorating on a Shoestring Budget Day 23,

Hello there!  Welcome back to my 31 days of decorating on a shoestring budget series.

Day 23: ReStore

ReStore what?  Why are you capitializing the S, Kate?

No, ReStore... according to their website ReStore is "a store that sells new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

The proceeds are used by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help build and renovate more homes and communities in the area."

Do you have one in your community?  You can check HERE to see if you do.

If you're on a budget (which you probably are if you're reading my series) the ReStore is a great place to check out.  Each store is different.  My store has lots of furniture and tons of bathroom sinks.  I mean tons and tons of bathroom sinks and tubs too.  Everyone in my community must be tearing out their bathroom, seriously.  

Whole aisle of bathroom sinks and vanities, some chandeliers and misc. items on the right side, the rest are all sinks!

They also have lots of building supplies, like doors, wood trim, tiles, wood flooring, appliances, fireplace mantels, kitchen cabinets, everything and the kitchen sink!  

My ReStore is a very hit or miss kind of place.  They always have lots of stuff but sometimes it's not what I need since I'm not building or renovating a house.  They usually have a large selection of furniture, all needing a little tlc.  But it's priced so cheap it's worth the tlc.  Sometimes they have great vintage furniture, I've seen a lovely vintage dining set for $150 which was a real steal.  

They also have tons of light fixtures and chandeliers, most chandeliers just need a little spray paint.  They are usually a sweet deal priced at $10 bucks.

Did I mention this isn't a fancy place?

If you're lucky you may score something new.  We picked up some brand new decorative landscaping lights for $4.99 each and they still had the $49.99 each price tag from the high-end landscaping store in town.

You can also donate these types of items to your local ReStore, it's for a great cause and it's a tax write-off.  Sometimes they'll even come and pick up your larger items for free... check your local store for details.

Catch up on my 31 day series here:


  1. Great score....I think your Re-Store is a little more upscale than the ones in Pittsburgh!!! I do however check them out whenever I am in the area.
    Thx for the 31 Days,

  2. You know, we do have a ReStore in our area but I have never been there! That's terrible! I have a friend who goes there and I keep thinking I will but I don't know exactly where it is located in the town and I never remember how my friend told me to get there! I think I need to just get the address online and get myself over there!

  3. Unfortunately in little Lafayette IN our restore is awfully proud of their stuff. I would pass out from shock to see the deals you're talking about. And don't even get me started on our Goodwill stores. I check for gold when I see some of their prices! I'm so jealous- I want to come to your ReStore!


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