Kasey Kahne Volunteers to Build a Home in Richmond

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On Thursday, August 25th, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Kasey Kahne volunteered his time to help build a home for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.  Kasey joined other local volunteers, the CEO of Richmond Habitat, Jane Helfrich, and the future homeowner, Chaquitta Barbee.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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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!

Join Us for Habitat Day – October 20th!

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Join Us for Habitat Day!

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is holding a family friendly event in honor of World Habitat Day!  This event will allow families to learn more about Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity while enjoying fun activities and free food!

 

The When:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

 

The Where:

William Fox Elementary School, 2300 Hanover Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

 

The Why:

World Habitat Day is a recognized United Nations Day dedicated to highlighting the need for decent housing around the world.  Each year Habitat for Humanity demonstrates its support for World Habitat Day with events around the globe.  In 2012, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity continues, in our 26th year, to work to raise our collective voice in support of the need for safe affordable housing.
We will have LOTS of super fun activities including a bouncy house, carnival games, prizes, Habitat giveaways, cotton candy, popcorn, facepainting & MORE!
We can’t wait to see you there!