Summer Time Vacations!

So it has been a while since there has been a blog post! Yes we take vacations here every now and then as well! ūüôā

As the summer has been quickly slipping by everyone here volunteers, board members and staff have all maneuvered their schedules to give room for the opportunity to have some vacation time. I am pretty sure I can confidently say that every person here definitely deserved to have some time away to refresh and rejuvenate!

The community that has formed here as a result of this amazing group effort lends itself to being a caring group in which we all consider each other an important part of our week. Almost an extended family so to speak. There is an incredible sense of belonging that happens when we join a group and take part in giving back to community. Part of the fruit of that labor is the care and concern for one another that happens. I for one have gained some incredible friendships not only with the awesome volunteers and staff that faithfully keep this project running from day to day but also through the connection of the locals and the customers that frequent our store.

Over the 3 and a half years that we have been here now, yes that time flew by!, it has been great to get to know many local folks and fellow business owners here in the Beamsville and surrounding area. We often do not realize the impact that an organization like this can have on the local and extended community. We have been blessed to hear some amazing stories from our customers who have enjoyed shopping at our store, donating to our store, enjoyed the conversations and getting to know the staff and volunteers at our store, and over all just enjoyed the energy and the helpful service that our staff and volunteers provide!

We have a continual turn over of items that come and go in our store and we are always grateful when folks come to us to share their excess things. We have become the “Hub” of Beamsville! When you are looking for something have a look at the New Again Store, you may find exactly what you are looking for!

If you have not been to the New Again Store than you will be in for a treat! We have made some changes to the floor plan of the store and we think it is more organized! You will like what you see. We are also showcasing some of the incredible talent of the folks that make beautiful things from materials that have been donated.

It is always worth dropping by and having a look! You may find something that you were looking for or you may find something that you did not realize you needed until you saw it!

As always be sure to share with all of your friends and families where we are! There are still many who have never graced us with their presence and we will do our best to welcome any new comers to our store!

We are always looking for volunteers with almost any talent as this store lends itself to many different trades and skill sets. If you are looking to be of service in your local community than stop by! We would love to meet you and would appreciate any time you would be willing to share!

Have a few hours and want something to do?

Some of our current wish list of needs:

  • We do Pick ups and we need a few able bodies to move some items from peoples homes to our store.
  • We would love to train a few more people on our cash.
  • We also would love to have a few people who like to sort through scrap materials and maybe even do a scrap run for us from time to time.
  • We always have a painting or re-purpose furniture project of some sort going on so if you like to paint or be creative we have a place for you as well!

 

So be sure and share this blog post with whomever you think may be interested!  If you are in the Beamsville area please drop by and say Hi! We would love to see you. If you have a few things that you think you do not need anymore give us a call or drop by, we will gladly take your donations.

Until next time!

See you soon!

Peggy
Manager of  (the NACE Store) РNew Again Store

New Again Construction Essentials, 5108 King St. Beamsville On., Phone: 289-566-8463

New Again Store Facebook Page 

Store Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM, Sunday Closed

We provide  gently used building supplies, kitchens, décor, appliances and much more for a fraction of the retail price.

We love to take “Before” and “After” Pics of some of the projects that are done either by volunteers on site here or off site.

Our store exists and functions on the reality that almost all of the proceeds created here are primarily from donations from our local community. This is incredible when you take a minute to think about it. There was a time when probably most of the treasures you see at our store may have ended up in the garbage dump and now we have the opportunity to re create new from used!

Below we have some pictures of a beautiful cedar lined chest that was donated to our store. Traditionally these chests are considered an item of beauty when stained and clear coated. It had been a well used unit that had seem some wear and tear. It was a project that was going to require some time and effort to bring it back to its original state. (most likely a lot of sanding!)

We have a few folks within this community  who have some amazing vision!

So what you are seeing below is the “before and after.”

This unit was painted with a white chalk paint, distressed and a more appropriate set of handles for the bottom small drawer and look at the results. We were so inspired by this that we looked into the concept of the Chalk paint further and decided that this was one line of product that we could sell here that would totally compliment the concept of making something old new again!

Really and truly, the pictures only show a limited view of how nice this turned out. It was pretty amazing to see how impressive it was considering how it looked before it was painted.

There are many stories like this that we will feature off and on. We have done smaller projects and bigger projects like this since this was done. We also have many customers that are willing to share with us some of the great stories of their “treasure hunt” here at New Again.¬†

A great place to check out some of our ongoing projects is our Facebook Page that we call “Inspiration Station at New Again”

If you are in the Beamsville and surrounding area be sure to stop by. Quite possibly there may just be a piece that will work perfect for you, either one that you can do as a project or one painted by our awesome volunteers!

As always, a shout out to the many volunteers that make this place continue to keep functioning from one day to the next! You are all so appreciated more than you can know.

Peggy
Manager of  (the NACE Store) РNew Again Store

New Again Construction Essentials, 5108 King St. Beamsville On., Phone: 289-566-8463

New Again Store Facebook Page 

Store Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM, Sunday Closed

We provide  gently used building supplies, kitchens, décor, appliances and much more for a fraction of the retail price.

We have some incredibly talented and creative volunteers!

Our store has an inventory of more than 2 buildings worth of materials almost all of it being donated. This in itself is incredible to be sure.  One of the really exciting parts of being here is to see the creativity of the volunteers that dedicate their valuable time to our organization.

In this post I want to feature some of the incredible talent and creativity that our volunteers have. Not only are we a store that provides cost effective alternatives to renovation projects that you may be working on but we also feature some amazing creations made by some of the volunteers.

As spring is approaching and summer camping and family gatherings are being planned the thought of games comes to mind! Give our Handmade Penny Hockey a try!

We also make another board game called “Crokinole Hockey” This game is also great for the family gatherings or games nights.

The other creation that we have being made by our dedicated volunteers is Bird Houses. We feature some of these painted and some unpainted.  As we receive donations we have plenty of talent around here that is always creating  new things being made with the materials that are here.

We have custom made mirrors, made with weathered boards, we have hand made shelf brackets and we have all sorts of wooden boxes of different sizes and shapes. Some boxes are painted and some ready to be painted.

We have lots of conversations in our Volunteer coffee room at breaks about some of the things that we can make that will sell.  We have an incredibly dedicated group of people that love to use their skills, and talents to help others in any way they can and we are so privileged to be the recipients and the place where their talents can be enjoyed by a large supportive community that enjoys the fact that we are making great use of donations of all sorts.

What we have discovered in our almost 3 years here in this community is that most people would rather see some of the items that they do not need be put to use by someone else rather than have to bring all of it to the dump. We have become the place where so many things that come through here are either sold or re created into something new with the combination if things we have available to create with.

So if you have not been in the store for a while it is well worth the trip.

There is always something here that will peak your interest or be useful in one way or another for the list of ongoing projects that many folks have going!

Some folks drop by for inspiration, some drop by to see what is new, others drop by to enjoy the wisdom of our many volunteers and staff that are so helpful, many folks make our store one of their regular stops as the inventory here is constantly changing based on donations! That is the fun part! We never know what sorts of items will fill our store from one week to the next!  The next time you are near the Beamsville area be sure to drop by!

Oh and before I end this post, we are incredibly blessed to have the pleasure of working with the many volunteers that are here.

There are no words that can truly share the appreciation that is experienced by those that know for all of the precious time and efforts that you share with us here at the store.¬†¬†Your impact on the community here, and this organization is not something that can be replaced.¬† Your presence among the team here is so important to all that are here and to the community that we work in. Thank you seems like such a small set of words but in the language that we speak it is the words we need to use so with our deepest appreciation “Thank You” for all that you do.

So with that said we look forward to seeing many folks drop by and see us and our team here and all the fun things that we have for sale.

Peggy
Manager of  (the NACE Store) РNew Again Store

New Again Construction Essentials, 5108 King St. Beamsville On., Phone: 289-566-8463

New Again Store Facebook Page 

Store Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM, Sunday Closed

We provide  gently used building supplies, kitchens, décor, appliances and much more for a fraction of the retail price.

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to Spring!

So we are in the month of January and a perfect time to start thinking about the spring projects that you would like to tackle. At the time of this writing we have experienced a deep freeze and now in a thaw and heading into another deep freeze!

Experiencing a warm day in between the cold ones give thought to what projects we can do in the year to come!

Some may want to tackle an outdoor project like a garden or installing a pool! Maybe even an outdoor kitchen with some brick construction! (we have 1000’s of bricks available)¬† Others may want to do that indoor project maybe a kitchen or a bathroom. Still others may want to work on the He-cave or She-cave that they have been dreaming about for some time.

Spring is always a great time to get the project on the go! Now is the time to start looking for the list of things needed for the job! A little planning can save tons of money on a project especially if you are able to shop at a store like ours! Regular check ins will give you the opportunity to find much of what you may need at highly reduced pricing!

 

Painted with Nantucket Navy and Parisian Charm Bluestone House Chalk paint.
Now to one of our Awesome stories as promised in our last blog post.

We have a Before picture, Part way through picture, and After picture.

This project started out in the wood stain it was in decent condition, pretty scratched up on the top but other than that in relatively good condition.

Is that Paint you ask? ūüôā¬† Yes actually it is!

We carry a line of Furniture Chalk Paint in the store by the name of Bluestone House.

 

This simple project was done in very little time. The paint covers well and drys quickly and is toxin free. (so you could do this in your house) This turned out so well! The final result was beautiful! Simple things that can be done to completely change the look of something and fit it with the desired results. This customer was thrilled with the results!

If you are near Beamsville or cruising through the Niagara region be sure and drop by the store and have a look. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Peggy
Manager of  (the NACE Store) РNew Again Store

New Again Construction Essentials, 5108 King St. Beamsville On., Phone: 289-566-8463

New Again Store Facebook Page 

Store Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM, Sunday Closed

We provide  gently used building supplies, kitchens, décor, appliances and much more for a fraction of the retail price.