ReStore in Austin

An Austin original, the ReStore by Habitat for Humanity. Located just east of I-35, Austin was the first place to have a ReStore but now you can find them all over the country. They have reclaimed building items as well as new materials or supplies that are discounted (sort of like a Big Lots) for remodeling supplies.

If you need a door, they have hundreds. If you need windows, they have a ton. Old toilets, about 20 or so. Lumber, flooring, paint, air filters, gardening supplies all there. Light fixtures, light switches, switch plates, ceiling fans, old cabinets, sinks, stoves, ovens, etc.

They have tons of 80s and 90s stuff people pulled out while re-doing a room in their house. If you are lucky they have an occasional vintage item. Similar to a thrift store it can be hit or miss you just have to keep checking. And it all supports a good cause.

This ReStore is in an old warehouse decorated with a mural, next to a playground and has limited parking.  310 Comal St., Austin, TX 78702 M-F 8-6pm, Sat 9-5pm, Sun Closed  Right off East 4th Street. (UPDATE: this store moved to W. 500 Ben White, they have the same sort of items.) They also accept donations. While you are in the neighborhood check out E. 6th Street which is where all the young hip clubs, restaurants, and bars are moving in.

Cool retro items I saw: an vintage stove by General Electric in  white, an old Thompson space heater in brown, a white marble bathroom cabinet, several stained glass front doors, and an awesome art deco craftsman inspired ceiling fan.

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  1. Trackback: Architectural Salvage at the Austin ReStore | Lost in Austin

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