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DIY: Spring Indoors

DIY: Spring Indoors

Getting A Jump On Spring-Indoors By: Maggie Bonanomi “The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The differencebetween them is sometimes as great as a month.” -Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933 Henry Van Dyke must have visited Kansas City in the spring, which arrives on March 20 this year....
Spring Gourmet Glamping

Spring Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova COOKING NOTE: THE GLAMPER MUST BE CONNECTED TO GAS AND POWER TO COMPLETE THE RECIPES. The promise of warmer weather is here with spring! Glamping is the perfect activity for this time of year to feel the sun’s warmth and witness nature’s growth. These two vintage inspired recipes...
DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner Winter touches for your home By: Maggie Bonanomi As soon as December arrives on our doorstep and the year begins its slow slide toward the beginning of another year, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah ,Kwanzaa or just the joys of the winter season. Sometimes I...
Winter Gourmet Glamping

Winter Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova COOKING NOTE: THE GLAMPER MUST BE CONNECTED TO GAS AND POWER TO COMPLETE THE RECIPES. Sarah Terranova Photography, Vintage KC Magazine Embrace the biting winter weather that nips at your nose while lodging in a cozy glamper mini home. ‘Tis the season to indulge, either glamping or at...
DIY: Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles

DIY: Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles

Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles By Beth Brubaker A woman that many people considered their mentor and friend passed-away suddenly a few years ago. After family and close friends sorted through her jewelry and chose what they wanted as keepsakes, there remained a pile of vintage costume jewelry that had no home. I decided to...
DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

Dustin’s DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over From outdated and drab to a handmade statement in your living room By Dustin Bates Habitat Kansas City ReStore recently had these decades-old coffee tables for sale. I snagged one because beneath all that honey stain, rounded edges and grime, I knew it still had some life left in it.  ...
DIY: Candy Crafts

DIY: Candy Crafts

Tricky Treats Our creative people take on the trend of the season My husband and I were inspired by our vintage plastic pumpkin collection and classic candy corn when making these easy and fun candy garlands. To make our wrapped candy garland, we used bath tissue and paper towel rolls cut to the same size...
DIY Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

Jar Appeal Mason jars are the darlings of the Pinterest/DIY world. Here are some new and tested ideas for this versatile trend. I have been saving baby food jars for a year now, thanks to my new baby nephew. I always think it’s a shame to fill the landfill with glass, and since my nephew...
Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova Change up the traditional warm weather activity of camping by adding an upscale vintage twist and start glamping! Elevate a regular spring menu while glamping or at home with these two vintage inspired recipes with modern twists! Salmon with Thyme and Coconut Oil, and an Asparagus Tartlet...
DIY Glass Planters

DIY Glass Planters

Dustin’s DIY: Glass Planters This easy DIY refreshes old light fixtures as spring planters By Dustin Bates Glass light fixtures are an abundant renewable resource at Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Remodelers are usually looking to update lighting, which means great pieces like these are easy to find, and inexpensive! We paid from $1-$2 for each...
DIY "LOVE" Shelf

DIY “LOVE” Shelf

Dustin’s DIY – LOVE Shelf Build this lovely letter shelf with scraps of wood for $5! By Dustin Bates Whenever we’re scouring the aisles of Habitat for Humanity Restore for items we can transform, we always look for scraps of wood. Buying wood new can be expensive, but we scored all the pieces in the...
DIY Vintage Photos

DIY Vintage Photos

Photographic Memories Our creative people take on the trend of the season Give your black and white photos a modern makeover with a pop of color! Choose your favorite vintage photos and scan them into digital form and save them. Remember, the higher the resolution you choose to scan with, the better print quality you’ll...
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