Do-It-Yourselfers love the ReStore because of the treasures they find that can be repurposed, refurbished and reused. Many furniture pieces that may have ended up in a landfill, instead, are transformed into beautiful re-creations and given a second life. When items are purchased at the ReStore, all proceeds support our mission to build homes, community and hope in Hillsborough County.
Earlier this month, volunteers from Cypress Point Community Church helped restore a pool table that had seen better days. Dirty and faded, the American Tradition pool table was donated to our East ReStore in late June. Michael LaJudice, the store manager, led the volunteers from CPCC on the project, as they dismantled the table, piece by piece, then hand-sanded, hand-stained and rebuilt the table.
Once rebuilt, in its gorgeous new two-tone color scheme of ebony and mahogany, Michael was able to stretch new felt and install new K66 cushions and new pockets, thanks to a generous donation from Robertson Billiard Supplies. Once complete and put out for sale, the beautiful table lasted just minutes before netting $900 for Habitat for Humanity. A ReStore shopper saved thousands on their purchase of a beautiful pool table, half a ton was saved from landfills and the sale benefitted the community of Hillsborough County.
Awesome things like this could not happen without our ReStore volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the ReStore, contact our Volunteer Services Department at email@example.com or 813-239-2242.
Look at some great photos taken during the pool table renovation process!