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ReStore Recap: Join the VIP Club, DIY Contest Winners, and More!

ReStore Recap: Join the VIP Club, DIY Contest Winners, and More!

We’ve reached peak summer here in Minnesota – the long sunny days and warm temperatures make for great weather to get some DIY projects done outside. Or inside, if you prefer the air conditioning! Check out this month’s ReStore Recap to learn more about why you should join our VIP Club, what creative projects won the Spring into Summer DIY Contest, get some great ideas for new projects, and more!


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Join the VIP Club for Exclusive Sales and More!

If you haven’t heard of the ReStore VIP Club yet, get ready to get excited for more savings! When you sign up, you’ll receive one to two text messages per month with special offers, sneak peeks, and more that will make your ReStore experience even better. For those of you who are already VIPs, you’ll want to note that you’ll receive messages from a new number starting July 2023. Check out the blog to learn more!


ReStore Assistant Manager Robert with his door painted with a variety of Pride Month flags.

Robert’s Pride Door at ReStore

June is Pride Month! Robert, Assistant Manager at the New Brighton ReStore, created his second art installation celebrating and providing education about the doors that have been opened and closed over time for those in the LGBTQIA+ community over the years. Through June 30, you can enter to win this door by visiting the New Brighton ReStore!


A blue geometric design on wood, a creative vertical planter on wheels, and a colorful bird made out of PVC pipes.

Spring into Summer DIY Contest Winners

Check out some of the best summer-inspired projects from ReStore’s Spring into Summer Contest! From intriguing art pieces to creative re-imaginings of common household materials, you’ll find some great inspiration for your own projects. Congratulations – and thank you – to everyone who participated!


A newly-stained deck outside of a green house.

Your Step-by-Step Guide for How to Stain a Deck

A great way to really make your yard stand out is to stain your deck – it won’t only give your space a fresh new look, but it’ll keep your deck in great shape. Learn more about how much time you’ll need, what kind of weather is best, and in what situations you’ll want to hire a professional to make your deck look like new again.


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Get Ready to Declutter and Organize

Decluttering your home can be overwhelming, but don’t let that stop you from making your home a more relaxing and calming space! We’ve broken things down into three different options depending on how much time you have, so you can make progress on your organization project no matter how busy you are.


Two children playing in a lawn sprinkler.

5 DIY Projects to Beat the Heat

Whether you have an air conditioner or not, this summer has definitely been a hot one, and it's likely to keep us all warm (sometimes more than we'd like). Check out these DIY projects to help keep cool and creative this season!


A coat rack made using baseballs as the hooks.

4 Father's Day DIY Ideas

Father’s Day may have passed for this year, but you can always get a head start on next year’s gifts. You can also use these ideas for fun afternoon projects since they can be done quickly and with just a few materials – many of which you can find at ReStore!


Have items to donate? If you're working on spring cleaning and organizing, you may have items you no longer want or need. Donating to ReStore is easy! You can drop off your donation or schedule a pickup.

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