PR for all the Charlotte area Restores for asking me to participate.
repurposed donated ReStore materials. Boy talk about creative! These teams really went the extra mile!
Remember everything they created was found in the ReStore!
Gretchen created a nautical patio space that was inviting and fresh. She repurposed
many items and still maintained a clean uncluttered space. Using a twin bed she
created a darling little bench and painted it a cadet blue. Over the bench she
hung art that was simply a board with a lobster painted on it.
All four judges loved the inventive “cooler” table she created by cutting a hole in the middle
of a regular kitchen table and inserting a galvanized tub. She removed the legs from
the table and replace with shorter legs to make this table coffee table height.
She then used the table legs she removed from the table to frame the shuffle board art.
She made the wreath from the pages from a book.
This game was crafted from wood, switch plate covers and jars.
Cute little cozy corner with patio chair perfect for relaxing.
Guess what the pears are made with? Lightbulbs wrapped with yarn!
The before and after boards was interesting! It was proof of the work and
creativity the designers had used. Fun to see what the items looked like
when the designer first acquired them and then to see what they looked
like once repurposed.
Caught Traci capturing the room on film!
& Their Rooms
Crystal created the perfect haven for a little girl!
A dresser and mirror get a new look with a simple paint job and hardware.
Cute angel made from a cabinet door
Some of the creative aspects that caught my eye were the angel crafted from
a cabinet door and brackets as well as the stove made from a nightstand.
windows and the table created from a large picture frame.
Tinkerbell was found inside resting on her nest.
On the opposite side of the room was a puppet stage made from
repurposed cabinets as well.
What american family room is complete without a flag? Here is there
version made from wood trim.
Lamp made from a stack of books with the shade covered in the pages
of one of the books.
The pendant in the middle of the room was a piece of laminate flooring
bent to form a circle. The inside was covered with fabric samples.
Anna Miller: Nursery
Anna’s green and yellow nursery had an interesting shelf made from a
Another creative idea Karen incorporated into her space was the use of
drawers as shelves as shown here.
Kerrie Boys “Man Cave” was such a big hit with the crowd it was hard for
me to get a picture without people in it. I was told the old cabinet she used
to create the bar came out of Davidson College
This pendant created from an old galvanized tub and leather sample
strips was very unique.
The table was decoupaged “manly interest”
A big “B” covered with bottle caps for Boston.
Card art suspended with fishing line and hung from drapery rod and rings
Lighting made from saw blades
Bar chairs made from boogie boards.
What man cave isn’t complete with a ring toss game? This room was full of fun!
As a matter of fact the entire night was full of fun!
Traci and I we so happy to run into our friend Cheryl Luckett
The crowd enjoyed appetizers, drinks and shopping! It was a successful
event with over $3,000 raised for the Restore!
If you are in the Mooresville area, make sure you stop in and check out
the Restore. This is one of the most well organized resale stores I have ever been
in and has an extremely helpful and friendly staff.