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Monday

January 31

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Suggested donation: $30

past workshops

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Monday

January 24

6-8 PM

Sometimes a good piece of furniture just needs a little repair to become a GREAT piece of furniture! Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage covers the basics of furniture repair. Get the skills you need at home or when restoring an old piece you find at the Habitat ReStore!

 

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday,

January 17 

Thursday,

January 20 

6-8 PM

Got an older furniture piece with beautiful potential? Fix it up with simple upholstery techniques! This class will provide hands-on practice with fabric, staples, and tacks so you can restyle to your heart's content. 

 

Practice on one of our pieces, or bring your own. No experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Thursday

January 13

6-8 PM

Our guest instructors remembers moving into their first homes and trying to figure it all out! They'll be sharing tips and tricks about safety, tools, and small repairs you can do yourself. This class will cover basics like windows, doors, and floors. Bring your questions, and stay tuned for more installments in this series!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

December 13

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

November 29

6-8 PM

Lucky us -- and lucky you -- to spend another evening with the very talented Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage. Customize a home décor item using salvaged materials from the ReStore! Get hands-on practice with Chalk Couture stencils. It's an easy way to upcycle and create ​something special.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Thursday

December 9

6-8 PM

Our guest instructor, a renovator and remodeler, remembers moving into her first home and trying to figure it all out! She’ll be sharing tips and tricks about safety, tools, and small repairs you can do yourself. This class will cover basics like electrical, plumbing, and heating maintenance. Stay tuned for more installments in this series!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

Oct. 4, 2021

6-8 PM

Refreshing rusty metal furniture is easier than you think! Practice on our pieces and see a quick and easy transformation. All supplies included. Wear paint clothes, preferably something warm enough for when we work outside. 

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 6. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday

November 8

6-8 PM

Our guest instructor, a renovator and remodeler, remembers moving into her first home and trying to figure it all out! She’ll be sharing tips and tricks about safety, tools, and small repairs you can do yourself. This class will cover basics like air filters, gas leaks, walls, and floors. To be continued next month!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

October 25, 2021

November 1, 2021

6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Suggested donation: $30

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Monday

Oct. 18, 2021

6-8 PM

If reupholstering a chair is out of your comfort zone or budget, try painting fabric to give your piece a new look! You'll practice all the steps in this class, from preparation to protective finishes. Led by the fabulous Darcy of Furnish Studio + Salvage.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 6. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday

Oct. 11, 2021

6-8 PM

Join our volunteer instructor, Shannon, as we upcycle old light fixtures into unique succulent planters. Together, we’ll give new life to unwanted stuff and bring more green into the world!

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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Monday

November 22

6-8 PM

Sometimes a good piece of furniture just needs a little repair to become a GREAT piece of furniture! Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage covers the basics of furniture repair. Get the skills you need at home or when restoring an old piece you find at the Habitat ReStore!

 

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 8. Free; suggested donation: $30

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New date!

Monday,

Sept. 27, 2021

6-8 PM

Customize a home décor item using salvaged materials from the ReStore! Get hands-on practice with Chalk Couture stencils. It's an easy way to upcycle and create ​something special.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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September 23, 2021

 6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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September 16, 2021

 6-8 PM

Take a humble box, houseware, or piece of furniture, and turn it into a treasure with a bit of glue and some scrap paper or fabric. We'll talk techniques and materials and give you a chance to practice your skills on a project of your own or one of ours!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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August 26,

September 2, &

September 9,

2021

 6-8 PM

Got an older furniture piece with beautiful potential? Fix it up with simple upholstery techniques! This class will provide hands-on practice with fabric, staples, and tacks so you can restyle to your heart's content. 

 

Practice on one of our pieces, or bring your own. No experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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August 12, 2021

 5-7 PM

File cabinets. They’re cheap, sturdy, everywhere, and... boring. We will be using stencils, paint, and découpage to dress up these old hunks of metal. Join Habitat staff member Sarah Burtner and learn some ways to create a fun storage piece that will hold just about anything in your home!

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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August 19, 2021

 6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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July 29th, 2021

 6-8 PM

If you've ever wondered, "Where else can I put a plant in this room?" or "What can I do with this old light fixture?" then we have the class for you! Join our volunteer instructor, Shannon Haskin, and learn to turn unwanted light fixtures into objects of beauty and life. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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July 15, 2021

 6-8 PM

Got an older furniture piece with beautiful potential? Fix it up with simple upholstery techniques! This class will provide hands-on practice with fabric, staples, and tacks so you can restyle to your heart's content. 

 

Practice on one of our pieces, or bring your own. No experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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July 8, 2021

 6-8 PM

Why won’t my machine sew? Can it be saved? How do I keep my favorite jeans wearable? Get answers to all your sewing questions from the ReStore's own sewing guru, Kayren McKnight! Spots are limited, so reserve your seat today.

Machines will be available for use; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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July 1, 2021

 6-8 PM

Customize a home décor item using salvaged materials from the ReStore! Choose your own from our broad selection of phrases and paint colors. It's an easy way to upcycle and create ​something special.

All materials provided; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

Upcycled Garden

with SEED Lab @Anchorage Museum
Come to this FREE workshop and learn to reuse salvaged materials in your garden!
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June 24th, 2021

 6-8 PM

Why won’t my machine sew? Can it be saved? How do I keep my favorite jeans wearable? Get answers to all your sewing questions from the ReStore's own sewing guru, Kayren McKnight! Spots are limited, so reserve your seat today.

Machines will be available for use; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30

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June 10th, 2021

 6-8 PM

If you've ever wondered, "Where else can I put a plant in this room?" or "What can I do with this old light fixture?" then we have the class for you! Join our volunteer instructor, Shannon Haskin, and learn to turn unwanted light fixtures into objects of beauty and life. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 12. Suggested donation: $30

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June 3rd, 2021

 6-8 PM

Join Darcy from Furnish Studio + Salvage as we restore a piece of furniture together! This class is designed so you can get your hands dirty, practice on a real piece, and ask all the questions you want! Furniture will be provided, and we will talk through and perform all the steps needed to prep, make small repairs, paint, and protect the new finish. 

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Suggested donation: $30

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May 27th, 2021

5-7 PM

Take Land Acknowledgements further, and create your own. Recognize the stewardship of the Dena'ina people by upcycling political signs with our volunteer instructor, artist and curator Melissa Shaginof. Learn how Land Acknowledgments can help make Dgheyaytnu (Anchorage) a more equitable and truthful place.

All materials included; no experience necessary.

Maximum participants: 10. Free; suggested donation: $30.