Yesterday, Ian and I went on a "day date". At least, that's what he called it. It was really kind of cute how our plans to go to The Japanese Garden turned into five hours of walking around the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and The Rebuilding Center instead.
We started the day with a list of places we've been wanting to visit:
And ended up only make it to two of them.
Our first stop was the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Washington County. They literally had everything there.
Furniture and lighting...
Tile, brick, carpet, wood and laminate flooring, countertops and cabinets...
Doors, windows, and shutters...
They even had brand new outlets/outlet covers, door knobs, and other little things like that. The outlet prices were only 50 cents (+25% off). The doors range anywhere from 10-$100 but most of them are around $35. And all of the stuff is in really great condition.
We didn't end up buying anything there but we plan to go back with a list of measurements as well as a number of how many outlets we need (since our are that nasty oatmeal color and we'd prefer crisp white).
Our next stop was the Rebuilding Center that Ian's friend, Chuck, told us about.
Some of the stuff there isn't as clean as it is at Habitat for Humanity, but they have wayyyyyy more inventory and sometimes better pricing. They had tons of lumber, lighting, toilets, tubs, cabinets, appliances, etc.. see?
Here is a door we fell in love with and almost bought, but, we didn't think it really went with our style of home : ( Maybe Chris and Becca will want it?
We found some chandeliers we wanted too, but there were just so many to choose from!
We ended up leaving with just a ladder ($6) and two buckets ($2), so we only spent $8!
Oh, and did I mention that the outside looked like an enchanted forest?!
Have you ever been to one of these stores? What would you look for at a place like this?
P.S. I added a tab at the top with pictures of our house. Sorry they aren't very good, but you'll get the idea!