Dustin’s DIY
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Dustin’s DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over From outdated and drab to a handmade statement in your living room By Dustin Bates Habitat Kansas City ReStore recently had these decades-old coffee tables for sale.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 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 Scrap Plant Shelf

DIY Scrap Plant Shelf

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Plant Shelf Simple odds and ends combine to make a minimal, artistic shelf. By Dustin Bates The sight of these paint strainers usually makes me cringe because it means I’m painting, which is not my favorite part of home construction and remodeling. But it was fun to re-imagine these as part...
DIY Fan Blade Dragonfly

DIY Fan Blade Dragonfly

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Dragonfly This is one bug you’re gonna love having in your garden!                       By Dustin Bates When you’re perusing endless aisles of scrap materials from houses, you can easily get overwhelmed very quickly. But, with a little imagination, those odds and...
Dustin's DIY - Scrap Instruments

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Instruments

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Instruments Get outside and make some noise this spring … it’s super easy and fun! By Dustin Bates When warm weather returns, I love to get back outside, and I know parents are grateful to be able to send kids out to play in the yard. So we came up with...
DIY Café  Table

DIY Café Table

By Dustin Bates The holiday season is a great time to think about your table spaces. With guests visiting, or just more meals at the table during the winter, it doesn’t have to be difficult to put together a new table. Plus, tables are fun to set this time of year. I wanted to build...