Do Good: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

I am just a tad bit ashamed that this post is so late in coming, but it all works out, because I have some exciting news for you about the Delaware County, PA Habitat for Humanity and it’s ReStore retail location. They’ve moved!


818 McDade Blvd, now open W-Sat 10-6

They still pickup household and construction goods for their thrift operation. What kinds of things will you find in their store? Well, for the past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of partnering with them to create a display for the EnviroFair. That means I get to “shop” their store, and create a vignette that would work in any home. You can see what we came up with for the ReStore display in 2012.

This year I picked up about $120 worth of items, and brought it back to my shop for a little TLC. It doesn’t look like much in the store.

Habitat ReStore makeover 2013

It needed a bit of work. Nothing fancy, just a little spray paint…

Habitat Restore Envirofair Lamp makeover




And re-imagining. Those shutters?

habitat  for humanity, ReStore, 2013 shutter makeover

Remaking a few pillows that were really shot, we took fabric samples and added them to the scene.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore makeover

Even this old rickety screen became something beautiful.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore screen

We were very happy with how it came out. Wouldn’t you love a redesign that was both green and SAVED green?

Habitat for Humanity ReStore makeover

The Delco chapter even gave away a $25 gift certificate to their store, which can go a really long way! I love that our little pterodactyl was holding down the goods (some tables hosted a critter for the kid’s scavenger hunt).

Habitat for Humanity ReStore gift certificate

I don’t get to swing a hammer for Habitat much these days, but I appreciate board member, Lin Floyd (left) allowing me to stay involved in this great organization.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2013 board member

See you at the ReStore!




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  1. Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen

    Woohoo! They’re right around the corner from me! I’ll have Goodwill, the Consignment Store and Habitat for Humanity all within a mile of each other on MacDade.

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