Update. Ballard Re-Use has taken over the business, same location, same great people. You can visit them online here, Ballard Re-Use. Hurray!
We just learned that the Seattle RE Store is closing on May 31. They’ve posted a brief statement on their website that says they are going to focus on their Bellingham location.
This is really sad news – they are a great organization doing really good things in the community.
Some reasons we will miss them:
- An in-town treasure box, packed with local history to pick through and incorporate into your home (flooring, lockers and slate chalkboards from a demolished high school; cabinets and freestanding closets; classic windows, doors of all shapes and sizes; long, long, long old growth planks of beautiful wood from the bygone days.)
- Their staff with a good sense of humor are willing to help with finding just the right thing.
- A near-by place to take used building materials rather than throwing them in the landfill.
- Knob, hinges and hardware for just about anything.
- A fun outing if you are obsessed with sustainable and functional art.
- The cats lounging on the cabinets.
- The weird and wacky restroom, decorated with weird and wacky objects.
In memory :( here are some projects we’ve done with pieces from the RE Store.
See more of Heidi’s artwork at Old Stuff. New Stories.