It’s National Tile Day!

Tile is a wonderful material that is both practical and decorative. In the ReStores we currently have an abundance of tile in various colors and sizes. Below are some fun little crafts and bigger home improvement projects you can complete using tile from the ReStore! Not only can you find affordable tile pieces at the ReStore, you can also find grout and other supplies to help you complete your projects. Happy National Tile Day!

 Watercolor-Style Tile Coasters – Create some beautiful tile coasters in just a few steps! This project is easy to learn and a fun activity for kids! All you need are some tiles, oil-based pens, isopropyl alcohol, and a spray sealer. Check it out here!sharpie-tiles

ModgePodge Tile Projects – ModgePodge is an aweseome and easy way to transfer images onto tiles. The blog CraftyNest has a nice tutorial to make home address numbers using tiles and ModgePodge, even including templates they used. It’s a Lovely Life also has a tile and ModgePodge project where you can transfer home photos onto tiles. I have included photos of other people’s projects that can be completed the same way.

Tiled Kitchen Island – Add some artistic flair to your kitchen by creating a mosaic countertop on your kitchen island. This project is a little more hands-on than the previous ones. Thankfully, the instructions from HoosierHomemade are easy to follow. This blogger uses the same tile colors throughout, but feel free to mix things up with varying colors or patterned pieces.


Tiled Stair Risers – Make your stairs pop by adding tile to the risers! You can find a lot of different photos of inspiration online, but this tutorial by HomeGuides walks you through how to go about the project yourself.

Itching to start tiling yet? Make sure to pick up some tile and grout from the store that builds homes, community, and hope: the ReStore!


Doorway to DIY Heaven

At the ReStores you can find all kinds of doors: French doors, panel doors, shutter doors, sliding doors…a door of every kind! You many not necessarily have a need to replace all of the doors in your home, but if you think outside the box, you can actually use doors for many purposes!

Below are some fun DIY projects you can complete that use doors. Some are pretty straightforward, but others require a little more assembly. Luckily at the ReStore, you can find your door and other materials that can help you complete your project!

Kitchen Organizer – This DIY project involves using a shutter door to organize your kitchen necessities that allows for easy access and a nice display. You can secure the door to your wall or even replace your previous door with a shutter door to maximize your space! Learn how to create an awesome door kitchen organizer by the blogger at C.R.A.F.T.


Privacy Screen – Make your yard a little more intimate by adding a charming privacy screen made from doors. Get creative with your screen by selecting mismatched doors and painting them complimenting colors. Check out Stacey Risenmay’s privacy screen she made and her advice of how to prep the doors for outdoor weather.


Hanging Desk– If you are short on space, it is nice to have some furniture that has a dual purpose. Adding a hanging or floating desk in your home allows you to have desk space when you need it and a place to add notes, pictures, or décor when not in use. Below are some pictures of hanging desks made from doors. I could not find a tutorial that specifically transformed a door into a hanging desk, but this blogger’s instructions can be followed using a door.


Hanging Table -Perfect for an outdoor picnic or a wedding photo shoot, these beautiful hanging table ideas create a romantic and fanciful environment. Check out this tutorial that teaches you how to assemble a hanging table indoors. In addition, the ladies at Live Well Network provide a video and step by step instructions of how to set up an outdoor hanging door table.

Bed Headboard – Finally, a quick fun project is to repurpose a door as a headboard. Click here  or here for some general instructions as to how to approach this project but feel free to get creative and add your own twist! Below are some photos of different approaches people have taken. 

What are you waiting for! Stop by the ReStore today to find the perfect door for your project!

5 Ways to Repurpose File Cabinets

When people see a file cabinet they tend to be reminded of the office and possibly of their deadlines that they have coming up. However, a file cabinet has much more potential other than filing away important documents. Here are 5 fun projects to repurpose file cabinets from work to play!

Planter – Sometimes you have to look at objects with a new perspective. Check out these fun and easy planters made from filing cabinets. Learn how to make one here.

Kitchen Cart – If you are up for a more challenging project, transform a filing cabinet into a portable kitchen cart. Make this rolling cart by following the instructions here.


Desk-Another more involved project is to use filing cabinets to make a desk. The bloggers at The Tortoise and the Hare used filing cabinets and a door to create this unique desk, both of which you can find at the ReStore!


Kid’s Kitchen – If you have a future little cook in your family, make them this fun play stove from a filing cabinet! Learn step by step how to make this creative toy from Kristin Rogers Photography.


Paint it!– Finally, a simple but effective way to make a filing cabinet a fun, unique piece to your home is to add a pop of color to it. Below are some fun examples of how paint can go a long way to make a filing cabinet a great addition to your home as a storage space with style.

Check out one of the ReStores today to see if they have any filing cabinets you can transform! While you are there, make sure to see what else we carry, you might find something that inspires you!