March 11, 2016

Slipcover an Upholstered Seat

This loveseat was not a ReStore purchase; I already had it in my home. But I can see so many similar sofas and chairs at the ReStore that could have new life with a slipcover. Read More
March 09, 2016

Here is the second "Chair Week" installment from Michelle! Be sure to stop by the store for great deals on your special chair project!!

Completing My Kitchen Table Set

I salvaged two chairs from a family member’s barn and refinished those to go with my

March 04, 2016

  This week and next we will be featuring a series of chair projects from blogger/upcycler Michelle Boyd as part of Chair Week at the Lima ReStore! Stop in next week for specials on chairs at the ReStore!! From the 70’s to Today! A coat of oil rubbed bronze spray pa

January 20, 2016

ReStore customers are a pretty creative and resourceful bunch. One of our frequent flyers dressed up this ReStore bargain with his 9 year-old daughter!

January 14, 2016

  Each time I visit the ReStore I see a large and varied display of light fixtures.  Giving one of those fixtures an updated look is an easy project to give a space a new look at a fraction of the cost for new lighting. Here is a picture of the ReStore lighting section. Read More

December 09, 2015

I would like to welcome Denise Crites to the Lima ReStore blogging team. Denise is a frequent ReStore shopper as well as a decorative painter. She upcycles many of the items that she buys at the ReStore and elsewhere to sell at Thistledew Restorations. Check out her FaceBook page!! I asked her t

October 29, 2015

Early last spring my husband, Ed, saw an used garage door stacked along the wall at the Lima ReStore.  He was interested in a replacement part for a garage door we had in use, but he thought there had to also be some use for those large heavy horizontal door sections. After several additional visit

October 15, 2015

It's easier than you might think to transform a piece of used furniture from old and tired to new and fabulous. Lima ReStore volunteer Eboni Edmondson did just that with a pair of used chairs that she picked up at the ReStore.This is a perfect weekend project that produces impressive results! Fi

October 02, 2015

Several years ago I stumbled across my first Little Free Library.  I jotted down the website from the sign ( and later read about the movement to encourage reading and community fellowship.  I knew some day I would start a library, too.  Then, I found a used bookshelf at the

September 24, 2015

When our daughter bought her first home, an early 1900’s Four Square, she set out to furnish the dining room on a tight budget.  An upcycle project was the perfect answer. The Lima ReStore provided just what she was looking for - with a bit of restoration help from her dad and me!  We found peri