If your answer is “no”, then you could be missing out on some real treasures! Yesterday, I decided to go have a look around. I wasn’t really needing to purchase anything, but it had been a while since I’ve been there, and I was just curious to see what they had. I spent an hour-and-a-half just walking around, perusing the various offerings, and wishing I had money just to blow. Here are some of the items that really caught my attention.
First, remember how I talked about wanting to change my bedroom and bathroom doors to let light into my dark hallway? Well this door would be PERFECT for such a project. I would cut out the top panel, replace it with glass, and then frost the glass for privacy.
And the door only cost about $30! My problem is that I need four matching doors of varying widths. That might be next to impossible to find if I limit my search to antique and salvaged doors.
Next up on my treasure hunt were these cabinet doors, priced at about $2.00 each.
Now you may be asking, “What in the world would I do with random cabinet doors?” The answer is simple: CHALKBOARDS!! It’s so easy to find cabinet doors with interesting shapes. A couple of coats of chalkboard paint in the center section, and then a different color on the “frame”, and you’ve got yourself a unique chalkboard for a kitchen, utility room, or child’s room.
Next up…chandeliers. I’m telling you, I can’t walk by chandeliers without looking. And I look past all of the gaudy brass and ugly wood finishes, and see them for what they could be. A few coats of paint in a unique color…or black or white…will take a chandelier from outdated to WOW! You can also add some strands of glass beads, crystals, and other fun items to dress it up. Here are a couple I found that have HUGE potential.
The first chandelier was only $8.00, and the larger one was $10.00. What a bargain! Add a little paint, and you could have a gorgeous chandelier for under $20.00.
Another great find…spindles!
These can be made into candlesticks very easily. Simply cut off the bottom so that it’s even, glue on a square piece of wood so that it’ll stand up, cut it to the desired height, and add a round piece of wood on top to hold a candle. Then paint the whole thing. And you’ve got a unique candlestick for around $7.
One last treasure I found today was this very unique stainless steel sink. Oh, I’m sooo tempted to go back and scoop it up for one of my bathrooms.
Priced at $60.00, it was the most expensive item that tempted me during my trip to ReStore. But it’s also new. Every once in a while, you CAN find new items there.
So have you been lately? Did you find any treasures?
Edit: I wanted to share a cabinet door project from The Little Brown House. She turned salvaged cabinet doors (that she purchased for about $2.50 each) into family name signs. Brilliant!
You can see her step-by-step process here.