Friday, February 22, 2013
Room for Improvement: Headboard/Habitat ReStore
Some people love to redecorate and change the look of their homes often, but that can cost big bucks. So tonight, our makeover maestro, Martin Amado, is showing us a simple way to spruce up a bedroom on a budget.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "The new year is a great time to begin new projects around the house, and there is no better place to shop at than the Habitat ReStore in Fort Lauderdale when decorating on a budget. This place always gets my creative juices flowing, so let's go see what they have."
Martin Amado: "Remember that all the proceeds from the ReStore help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in need, so not only are you saving money, you're helping others at the same time."
Martin Amado: "The Habitat ReStore receives donations every single day, not only from homeowners, but also from furniture stores. That means that some of the items are new."
Martin Amado: "Hmm. I just came up with an idea, so follow me."
Martin Amado: "I found this wood panel for only $10, and I believe it's probably the back of a wall unit, but in this case they are selling it on its own. I'm going to buy two and turn it into a headboard with my seat cushions."
Martin Amado: "So all this was only $37. I love it."
Martin Amado: "Aha! Once I opened up the box to the wood panels, you can see that they actually do belong to a wall unit."
Martin Amado: "All right, so this is how it's going to look on the wall, and now to attach the two pieces together, I'm using a mending plate on the back."
Martin Amado: "And now to attach the panels on the wall, I'm simply using ring hangers."
Martin Amado: "Perfect. I love how this looks, but of course, we have a problem with the two holes. But i'm going to solve this by basically covering it up with the seat cushions."
Martin Amado: "Now, these cushions belong to a bench, which is the reason why we have two strips of Velcro here on the back. To reinforce it even more, I'm placing more double stick tape in the very center."
Martin Amado: "Nice and comfortable."
Martin Amado: "And there you have it. I promise you I had no idea I was doing this project today, until I walked into the Habitat ReStore. It really is a great place to become inspired and save lots of money in the process. Until next time, I'm Martin Amado for 7News."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-HOME or 954-962-HOME or you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.