ReStore DIY – Give Your Wood Furniture a POP of Color!

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Yesterday, while taking pictures of some of the awesome new stuff we have at the store – I came upon this sad little table…completely unfinished and a blah natural wood color.  It was on sale for only $5 – only five dollars! I just knew something had to be done to bring some life to this little table.  So guess what I decided to do?  PAINT IT A CRAZY COLOR OF COURSE!

Nothing adds life to a boring piece of wood furniture like a little bit of bright green paint (Habitat green, I might add!).  Here’s a short how to for you on how I made this little table pop!

 

STEP 1:  Pick your piece of furniture and give it a good polish to make sure no dirt or dust is present.

 

 

STEP 2:  If there is varnish on your piece of furniture, rough up the finish a bit with some sand paper.  Wipe off excess dust.  Lucky for me this table was unfinished so I got to skip this step!

 

STEP 3:  Pick a bright, fun color of paint, grab a paintbrush and start painting!

TIP:  It’s easiest to start painting from the bottom up and paint in stages.  For our table – we flipped it over and painted the legs and bottom first, let it dry and then flipped it to paint the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 4:  Reapply several coats to ensure full coverage.

 

 

STEP 5:  To keep your furniture looking good – apply a coat or two of varnish to seal in the paint.

 

STEP 6:  Enjoy your awesomely, awesome new table!

 

We can’t wait to display it in the store – it will look perfect with a neutral couch and some fun decorative items displayed on top!  We definitely don’t recommend you go crazy and paint every piece of wood furniture in your house – but a few pops of color can really make your room fun!

And it’s so easy!

A Brush With Kindness!

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Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Chesterfield County, is starting a new, free home repair program.  Right now, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is recruiting homeowners living in the Bensley, Rayon Park and Merriewood Ridge areas of Chesterfield for this program.

With help from local volunteers, Richmond Habitat will help make exterior repairs to homes including:

  • Roof repairs or replacement
  • Exterior door repair or replacement
  • Exterior painting
  • Clean up and junk removal
  • Landscaping
  • Porch and ramp repair
  • Gutters
  • Siding and trim repair

To qualify individuals in the Bensley, Rayon Park or Merriewood Ridge areas must own and live in their home, meet our income guidelines and must be in need of exterior home repairs.

If you or anyone you know lives in the Bensley, Ampthill, Rayon Park or Merriewood Ridge areas of Chesterfield County and are in need of these types of exterior home repairs, please call (804) 232-7001 for more information.

Morris Family House Dedication!

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On June 26th we held the dedication for the home of Rosemary Morris!  Rosemary, a mother and grandmother, celebrated her dedication with several of her friends and family members, as well as Habitat staff, board members and volunteers.

Rosemary’s home is a historic home built in the 1920’s in North Church Hill.  It was abandoned and completely run down.  Richmond Habitat, in partnership with the City of Richmond and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, completely rehabbed the home and made it look brand new!

We are so happy for Rosemary and so excited for her new journey as a homeowner!