Decorate While Doing Good On A Grand Scale: Hands of Haven 2014 - The Kim Six Fix

Decorate While Doing Good On A Grand Scale: Hands of Haven 2014

Today (July 26th) is the first ever one-day international event: Hands Of Haven


For the past 2 years the Haven Conference (and the bloggers who attended) have partnered with Habitat for Humanity and participated in a Habitat house build.  For 2014 a group of Atlanta-based bloggers will be working on a Habitat for Humanity house once again. But this year, Haven has gone even further and pledged to raise $5500 for this wonderful organization.

But participating in Hands of Haven day isn't limited to those Atlanta-based bloggers or even the bloggers who attended Haven. Everyone is welcome to participate.

If you want to be involved with this special event there are a few ways you can help. 


Make sure you use the hashtag #HandsOfHaven so we can all see how you are doing good too! 

In honor of Hands of Haven 2014, I made a trip to my local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (because my local Habitat for Humanity chapter doesn’t have any active builds right now.. since you KNOW I would love to get my hands dirty!)

The closest restore to me is the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (located in Oakland, CA):
Habitat restore
If you have never been to a restore, and you are a DIY-junkie, you have been missing out.  Seriously.. let me give you a tour.

Looking for inexpensive building supplies? You should always check your Re-store first.
Habitat restore lumber
Along with building supplies like wood, doors, windows, etc they also have a huge selection of fixtures:
Lighting fixturesCabinets:
CabinetsTile:
Tile at Restore
Electrical supplies like switches and switch plates:
Switches and switchplates
And check out these stair spindles..  The selection is amazing.. I always thought it would be a few outdated, busted up old building supplies that people have donated. That isn't the case at all!
Stair spindles

Re-Stores specialize in both gently used and NEW building supplies.  Like these boxes and boxes of hardware:
Hardware
Plus the prices are FANTASTIC.  These brand new Danze hooks which retail for $26 each:Danze hookAt the restore they were only $4!

On this trip I walked away with an old wooden window for $10.   I threw it up on the mantel and it looks adorable:
Vintage mantelI loved the old patina on it.. It even had the original weights and ropes.
Old vintage window and bottles
I set it up with a twig wreath, some blue glass bottles and a red lantern to stay with the red, white and blue theme:
Vintage window mantel
Americana Mantel
I have plans to use it in a big project but for now, I am enjoying it just like it is:
American flag mantel
And the best part is that the proceeds of my $10 purchase went to support Habitat for Humanity right here in my community.

Some of my fellow Haven Mavens are also participating in this event… Stop by and see how they are Doing Good On A Grand Scale:
Decorate While Doing Good On A Grand Scale: Hands of Haven 2014 Reviewed by TheKimSix Fix on 11:27 PM Rating: 5 Today (July 26th) is the first ever one-day international event: Hands Of Haven For the past ...