December 17, 2010

Re Store

Have you ever been to a Re Store location?  Re Store is a resale outlet that sells used and donated items to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.  It also helps prevent these items from ending up in landfills.  And considering the large amount of landfill space that is occupied by construction waste, an operation like this is a necessity.

I'm fascinated by what you can find at Re Store.  We've purchased garden tools, seeds, car parts, patio furniture, a humidifier, and much more from the Salt Lake City location.

Today I stopped by because I wanted to see the cabinets that my clients had just donated from their kitchen project.  They used to look like this:


And now they look like this:

These are well-constructed solid wood cabinets with a beautiful veneer. 

My favorite part is the hardware. 



 I can't tell what sort of wood these pulls are (could it be rosewood?) but they are beautiful pulls.  I'm thinking it might be worth buying the cabinets just for the pulls (and then donating the boxes back to Re Store if you don't have a use for them)!

I hope someone recognizes the potential and can give these items a new home!

On another note, I couldn't resist buying this awesome retro office chair for myself!  Whether it fits or not is to be determined, but it was only $10 so I had to do it, right?


If you live near a Re Store, please check it out!  I think you might be surprised.