ReStore draws customers from miles away!

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager

I discovered just how popular and useful ReStore is when I stopped off in Peabody and saw how Linda Miles Martinez had furnished and decorated The ManeStreet Beautique with her ReStore finds.

Linda Miles Martinez with the shelf she purchased at ReStore and refurbished.

My husband and I were on our way home from Cottonwood Falls a few weeks ago and visited Peabody. (I highly recommend checking out Peabody. On Monday afternoons, 4:30-6:30 p.m., they have a bountiful Farmer’s Market and one of the local organizations makes a delicious boxed dinner for $5)

I wandered into The ManeStreet Beautique when I saw a sign advertising a jewelry sale. After purchasing two pairs of earrings I mentioned in conversation with Linda that I was from Wichita and worked at Habitat for Humanity. Right away, Linda showed me the ReStore treasures in her salon and described how she had refurbished them.

Linda heard about ReStore from her cousin and said it’s the perfect place for her:

“I had a small budget and you fit the bill!”

I hope hearing what Linda created will inspire you to shop at ReStore and find a DIY project!

  • Linda showed me her office desk and described the makeover: “It was a yucky brown color with plastic drawer pulls. So I painted it and used really cool round porcelain knobs that I also got from your store.”
  • The salon’s magazine table is a magnificent creation. She painted a plain coffee table and added tiles to the top.
  • At the front of her salon is a cute shelf that features a picture frame. Linda worked her magic on that, too! “The silver shelf was originally painted white … with rust … with glass sliding doors,”
  • In addition, Linda said she also purchased four retro metal and black pleather reception chairs and a “cute” little bathroom sink, shown below. 

“I love to upcycle,” Linda says. When she was young her mom and dad taught her how to create treasures from finds like the ones she discovered at ReStore.

ReStore is located at 601 N. West St. It’s open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Your donations and purchases build houses, too!