Habitat Happenings

June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

The Glenwood Store is hosting another silent auction! During this time, customers can come in and bid on unique items.

General 1024x1024 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

Date: Monday, June 19 – Saturday, July 8.

Location: 8009 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh

The nitty gritty:

  • To bid, first register for a bidder number by filling out a quick form.
  • Once you have your bidder number in hand, bid away! Please be mindful of minimum increases. You can bid as many times as you want and on as many different pieces as you want.
  • When the auction concludes we will contact the winners to please come pay and collect their pieces within two business days.
  • All proceeds benefit Habitat Wake’s mission to build affordable homes in Wake County. We appreciate your support!

 

1. Chinese Statues
Starting bid $20
1 Chinese Statue set 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Copper tea kettle
Starting bid $2
2 Copper kettle 1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Model ship
Starting bid $10
3 Model ship1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Color slide art books (Slides missing) Set of 12
Starting bid $10
4 Set of art books1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Japanese needlework on silk ca. 1920
Starting bid $175
5 Japanese needlework1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Old Germany stein
Starting bid $5
6 stein1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Pietro Constantini designer chair
Starting bid $40
7 Pietro constantini chair 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Tomlinson leather strap chair from High Point, NC (1957)
Starting bid $125
8 tomilson chair 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Wall sconces
Starting bid $10
9 Wall sconces 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Cal .50M2 Ammo Box
Starting bid $5
10 ammo box 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Lore Dutch ceramic vase
Starting bid $3
11 Lore ceramic vase 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Theodore Wenell print
Starting bid $10
12 Wenell print 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Sailboat race print
Starting bid $3
13 Sailboat print 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Carved rose plate, 1944
Starting bid $5

14 Rose plate 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Various collectible dolls (sold in a set)
Starting bid $100
15 set of dolls 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Set of two vintage portraits
Starting bid $1
16 Old portraits 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Winter wonderland framed painting
Starting bid $45
17 Winter painting 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. Set of assorted NC colleges show posters
Starting bid $5
18 show posters 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. Marble lamp
Starting bid $25
19 Marble lamp 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. Blaeu wall map
Starting bid $35
20 World map 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. Lee Barth framed art print
Starting bid $45
21 Lee Barth framed art 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22. Vintage poker set
Starting bid $5
22 poker set  300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. Antique fly swatter
Starting bid $3
23 Fly swatter sq 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24. Rattan rolling cabinet
Starting bid $40
24 Rattan cabinet 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25. Decorative English-patterned plates (set of 3)
Starting bid $3
25 Decorative plates sq 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26. Decorative Chinese-patterned plate
Starting bid $1
26 Chinese plate 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27. Seafood serving dish
Starting bid $1
27 seafood set sq 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28. Galvanized bucket
Starting bid $2
28 Galvanized bucket1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29. Lily pad chair
Starting bid $50
29 Lily pad chair1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30. Antique buffet
Starting bid $25
30 Antique buffet1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31. Modern lamp
Starting bid $10
31 modern lamp1 300x300 June 2017 Auction at the Glenwood ReStore

 

 

 

Buy your new cabinets at the ReStores

You can buy brand-new cabinets in the Habitat Wake ReStores! 

Are you remodeling a kitchen, updating a bath, or building a new home? Habitat Wake ReStores offer new cabinets at an affordable price, and you can feel great knowing the proceeds go to support Habitat Wake’s mission to build affordable homes in Wake County.

For more information, contact: 

Ellie Stephen at ellie.stephen@habitatwake.org or call: 919-380-7512

Our new cabinet program provides a wide selection of styles and finishes that are perfect for all your home improvement needs! Customers can choose the level of service based on their needs. Whether you are skilled and like to handle your project from start to finish, or want a professional to assist you in the design of your remodel, Habitat Wake ReStores can help make it happen.

More details can be found in our informational brochure

Meet us Monday: Patricia Taillon

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Name and Title: Patricia Taillon, Glenwood ReStore Associate

Home town: I was born in Mississippi but lived in Southern California since I was 2 months old!

Current town: Wake Forest, NC

When did you start working at Habitat Wake? I have worked for Habitat Wake since October 2015. Best place and people to ever work with!

What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? Talking with customers about their projects and watching a customer’s face light up when they find exactly what they’re looking for — and it’s on discount!

What does your typical work day look like? Get the store ready for open, greet donors and help with their drop-off, price donations and help our volunteers place things in the store for our customers to purchase.

What do you do in your spare time? Hang out with my dog Donnie and either relax or go on adventurous walks with him through downtown Wake Forest and the Seminary (which is a beautiful walk).

Do you have any pets or children? I am very blessed to have two boys: Tyler-Vaughn and Gunner. I also have three adopted furbabies: Donnie Darko (dog) Tygurlilly, and OktoberSkye (cats). Some say I rescued them but they have rescued me.

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Donnie Darko and Patricia

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Patricia with Gunner and Tyler-Vaughn.

Favorite meal: Most anything from Over the Falls in Wake Forest (my son is one of the cooks).

Favorite sport: For baseball I like the Red Sox and California Angels, for football, I’m a Dolphins fan.

Dream vacation: Go back to see Ireland. I loved it when I went there once before but I would love a month of travel to both Ireland and Italy.

Do you have any strange hidden talents? Not really hidden talents but I do like to make paracord bracelets and key chains for fun. And can whip up a pretty knitted scarf!!!

Favorite movie line: We’re gonna need a bigger boat!!!!!! (Jaws).

Favorite piece you’ve seen or purchased in the ReStore: I have some cool items I have found in ReStore, most of my apartment is furnished with ReStore pieces!

Bathroom Makeover with Mike Hillis

Mike Hillis, a local of the Triangle, renovated his bathroom using Habitat Wake ReStore tile, among other things. Check out the photos below of his beautiful new space and let it inspire you to use the ReStore as a resource for your own DIY and renovation projects!

 

Before:

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After:

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What was your initial motivation for the project? What was your vision for the completed version?

I bought the house in late 2008, and knew the master bath would need to be renovated. The garden tub was too big for the room: it made a closet impossible, forced the separate shower to be very small, and more importantly took an entire tank of hot water to partially fill the tub.

In late 2012, as I stepped out of the shower, I noticed the floor was more like a trampoline than a solid surface, which lead to the discovery of a slow leak. Most of the floor and some of the joists were rotten in the master bath. While I was waiting to settle with the insurance company (it took almost three years), I began to brainstorm ideas for redesigning the space.

My ‘wish list’ included: more storage, a large walk-in shower, a walk-in bathtub (which I later eliminated), and a space that could accommodate a wheelchair. I also wanted a contemporary bathroom with good lighting (there are no windows). To make it feel classic, I wanted natural, neutral-colored tile that would give a feeling of elegance and timelessness. I figured that I could change the paint color or add wallpaper occasionally to give the bath an update when needed.

I got advice on the new floor plan from several professionals, and ultimately ended up combining all of their advice into a custom floor plan. I am especially thankful to Jensine at Best Tile for her frank but professional guidance on how to select the tile.

 

What was the process like?

The process took a little more than three years to start, but only three weeks to finish. There was damage from the leak and the insurance company appeal took a while to wrap up. Once I realized it was going to be a while before the renovation would start, I began to visit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStores almost weekly. I have a garage, so was able to store items as a I bought them at the ReStores. As I found different materials at the ReStores, I adjusted the design.

For example, I had originally planned for the vanity to be 64 inches wide, but the cabinet and top I got from Habitat was only 60 inches, so I moved the wall on the floor plan. The plan called for two sinks, but I only installed one (plumbing is roughed in for a second sink) because the top I got from Habitat Wake ReStores (new, still in the box for $35.00) only had one sink.

One day I was in the ReStore and they were putting out boxes and boxes of wall tile. When I looked at it, I recognized the manufacturer as a high end firm from Italy. The boxes were all strong and unopened and I did not find any broken pieces in the single box I went through. But it was all white. Other than the color, it met all my desired criteria, so I bought it for $27 a box.  I failed to notice the coverage rating on the boxes of tile from Italy was in square meters, not square feet! I ended up with nine times more tile than I needed! So the design was changed again to cover all the walls except for the area around the sink.

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What was the timeline for the project?

The project took a little under three weeks to get to this point and I still have a few things left like the doors, lights in the vanity area, grab bars, a heated towel warmer, and some wood trim work to install. I ran out of money so I am waiting a few more months to finish up.

 

Who all did you work with besides the ReStores?

As I mentioned, Best Tile on Raleigh Blvd. was a great help, and in particular, Jensine was always professional, tactfully frank and very wise. Lauren Phillips at Splash Galleries and the VIM product people were spectacular, providing helpful information on barrier-free design and product information. I continue to rely on Sue Warren at R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing and Hardware. Tina Federighi at Lowes on Capital helped with the design and gave a bid. Once I had the design, Conrad Nurge with ReBath recommended a few tweaks. Once the project was underway, Evan, the primary ReBath installer, recommended several changes which improved the finished bathroom a lot! Evan had a ton of experience and was able to give me a vision of the problem as he saw it and his proposed solution. Finally, the lighting system in the glass tile on the wall was designed and engineered by BacklitTileKit. They have a well thought-out product that anyone can install, including me! It adds a spectacular feel to the room and was well worth the splurge.

 

What ReStore materials went into the project?

Almost all of the white tiles came from ReStore. The cabinets all came from restore, as did the side panel for the cabinets. The vanity counter top and faucet came from the ReStore. Everything else was new or from the previous bath. I figured I saved $8,000.00 by buying at ReStore.

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Which Habitat Wake ReStore did you use most often for your supplies?

I took 3 years to get it all together and all the ReStore materials from the Raleigh Blvd. location.

 

What’s your favorite part of the bathroom?

I like the walls and floors the best. As the light comes in from the skylight, the wall tiles shine in patterns that always change, which makes it look new and different every day. I also like the back lighting of the glass tile. It is easily the thing that people are amazed to see. I also like the fact that I had a small, separate electric hot water heater put in for the master bath. Now I don’t run out of hot water when others in the house are showering or washing dishes or clothes!

 

If you could go back and do it again, would you do anything differently?

I would have installed the shower heads to angle differently, and I would have installed smaller shower heads on the side in addition to the primary heads. I would also like to have heated tile in the shower walls. The tile can radiate cold in the winter! Finally, I would install a full wall of cabinets next to the toilet instead of the half wall which is there now. I will change this when I finish the bath later this year.

 

What’s your advice for someone looking to renovate?

Jensine gave me great advice.

First, she said the thing she sees over and over is that people get in a hurry. Don’t get too caught up in the excitement of the project because you can start to feel like a kid at Christmas. Be thoughtful and patient. Ask a lot of questions and get lots of professional opinions.

Second, she said plan for the future. Specifically, she suggested putting blocking everywhere you think you will need it and places you probably won’t. For example, it’s a good idea to have wood behind the tile to secure grab bars and other devices like a soap dish you may want to move or add to what you have. Take pictures of where it is before the tile board goes up so you can remember once the tile is in.

Other advice:

  • Have doors widened now in case you need it later.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Make spaces open, but not too open.
  • The things you fret about in the design may not unfold as a problem in the finished product.
  • If you ask someone, a professional, for their thought, be ready and willing to hear criticism.
  • Look to good design if you are changing things up: choose timeless colors and shapes. The shapes and tile colors that are ‘hot’ today will look dated in 10 years. Not many people love white, but few hate it. That is how I decided on the tile from ReStore, and it worked out beautifully.

 

 

Meet us Monday: Newell Whitford

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Name and Title: Newell Whitford Volunteer Extraordinaire

Home town: Rodman NY (only 46 houses in that town)

Current town: Cary NC

When did you start working at Habitat Wake? 2+ years ago

What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? Figuring out what some of the donations are!!

What does your typical work day look like? Retired volunteer 2 days a week (more if needed)

What do you do in your spare time? Landscaping

Do you have any pets or children? Two adult children that live in New Hampshire.

Favorite meal: Hot dogs…..wait, breakfast….maybe hot dogs

Dream vacation: Canadian Train Trip (have been there but would like to go back)

Favorite piece you’ve seen or purchased in the ReStore: Battery-powered chainsaw

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