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2016 Best Customer Posts

We had some great customers in 2016 who tagged us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to show us how the upgraded and styled their ReStore pieces. Here are our favorites! In no particular order…


1. Instagram user paige.farina1 made our ReStore chairs look extra elegant in this snap of her dining room.


Chairs1 2016 Best Customer Posts



2. Local DIY blogger Brittany Bailey of Pretty Handy Girl is a long-time ReStore supporter and made this beautiful built-in using pieces from our stores. You can check out the full tutorial on her blog.

Pretty Hand Girl storage 2016 Best Customer Posts



3.  How beautiful is this blue ReStore chair, as styled by Instagram user dallasbthompson?

Blue chair 2016 Best Customer Posts



4. Local blogger Meghan Grant also used the ReStore for an upgrade — this one in the bathroom. She took painted a ReStore light fixture using chalk paint and added some Edison bulbs and got a chic chandelier out of the process! Talk about an upgrade. You can read the full transformation story on her blogChandelier 2 2016 Best Customer Posts


5. An anonymous crafty customer sent us this simple and beautiful DIY project — a homemade wreath on a ReStore window!

Chandelier 2016 Best Customer Posts



6. Another chair upgrade! No tools or paint required. Instagram user nikimcneil dressed up a pink ReStore chair with some elegant pillows and snapped this pretty picture.

Pink chair 2016 Best Customer Posts


7. Instagram user @sugar_and_salt00 took a bamboo-style nightstand from the ReStores and painted it this gorgeous green. She was apparently ahead of the curve, since Pantone only recently named its 2017 color of the year as Greenery.

Bamboo table 2016 Best Customer Posts


8. An great entry way tranformation with a ReStore door via Instagram user alexamcross — Door transformation 2016 Best Customer Posts


9. Instagram psmiles did a little dining room upgrade with this neat ReStore light fixture!

Light fixture 2016 Best Customer Posts


10. Instagram user zeytouna snagged this vintage-style French print at the ReStores.

Print and plants 2016 Best Customer Posts


11. Instagram user missdoster also found some ReStore prints to bring a little spring into her home before winter sets in.

Paiges prints 2016 Best Customer Posts


Do you have ReStore pieces you have dressed up, refurbished, or styled? Tag us on social! We’d love to hear from you.


Sale in Fuquay-Varina this week

Come on out to the Fuquay ReStore and help them clear some inventory before the new year! They’re offering 40% off all donated product (green or yellow tags). 


Christmas section 2 opt Sale in Fuquay Varina this week

(Special is not applied to brand new Rugs, Tarkett Laminate, Mattresses, New Paint Brushes & Rollers, LED Flashlights)
Sale Ends Thursday 12/22/2016

Meet Us Monday: Ellie Stephen

This post is part of an new series to help you get to know the many faces at the Habitat Wake ReStores. Check back every Monday to meet a new face and read a little about the people who make up our great team. 

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Name and Title:  Ellie Stephen, Cary Store Manager

Hometown: Cleveland

Current town: Cary

When did you start working at Habitat Wake? September 2013

What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? Visiting with all our donors, customers and homeowners.  It is an amazing thing to be able to do what you love while raising money and awareness for habitat.

What does your typical work day look like? There are no typical days.  Thank God I have severe ADD to multi-task on a professional level.

What do you do in your spare time? Play with my dog and go to the movies with my son.

Do you have any pets or children? I have a son, Brett, who is 17 and a cute English bulldog named Oscar.

Favorite sport (to play or to watch, or both): “The Ohio State University” Football

Dream vacation: Africa!!  I actually just went to Malawi in July with Habitat..best vacation ever!!!

Favorite movie line: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”  – The Godfather


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