I'm excited to announce the new Stardust Building Supplies brand. Our transformation marks a new beginning with a renewed logo, website, and most importantly a continued commitment to keeping usable materials from our landfills. We are Stardust!
A Heart of Reclaimed Wood
We collaborated with one of our favorite volunteers, Bill Handley of Unbdot, to create a reclaimed wood heart that doubles as a vase! Learn how to make it and give a gift that comes from the heart.
Stardust Adopts Advocacy Agenda
Last November, the Stardust Building Supplies Board of Directors voted to adopt an advocacy agenda which solidifies our confidence in the value of deconstruction and reuse policies. We are committed to sharing our belief that when building material reuse becomes a standard practice it will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs, the workforce, and improve our quality of life.
Repurpose It: A Tic Tac Toe Tile Board
Ceramic tile, porcelain tile, tumbled marble tile, white, black, blue, and green tile…We’ve got a lot of tile! Which got us thinking of some other ways we could creatively repurpose it. Why not a tic tac toe tile board! Here’s how you make it!
A Gifts In Kind Story: How A Rehab Center Benefits From The Power of Reuse
Currently, more than 300 organizations use the Gifts In Kind program to receive home goods, toiletries, office supplies, and building materials. Deep Within Rehab is one of those organizations. Cindy Humes is the Director of Deep Within Rehab. We had a moment to catch up with her on one of her recent trips to our Gifts In Kind Distribution Center.
In June 2016 Stardust Mesa got a makeover and expanded the warehouse by 17,000 sq. ft, adding a new section called the RE:USE Market. a community partnership that helps raise funds for local organizations by offering space in the warehouse to sell in-kind donations like furniture.
A Reclaimed Wood & Hi-Tech Coffee Table
The Stardust Building Supplies warehouse in Mesa is mainly filled with salvaged cabinetry, appliances, and light fixtures but part of the space is also home to AZ Strut, a nonprofit organization that provides quality refurbished computers to schools and non-profits around the state. So, what happens when you combine reclaimed building materials with recycled computers? A feat in creative reuse!
DIY A Sideboard With Reclaimed Materials
The Stardust Repurpose Team is at it again! This time they built a sideboard for our conference room by reusing reclaimed base cabinets, hardwood flooring, and pallet wood. Easily replicate this DIY sideboard for your own home by following our how-to steps.
Green Your Holidays
In September, Stardust was lucky to receive a group of volunteers from the Intel Encore Fellow program to work with our organization for a year creating up-cycled projects with reclaimed materials. For the past month they’ve been hard at work creating recycled holiday items that are both unique and stylish.
Here are tips for creating a beautiful autumn lantern. You can use your lantern as a standalone decorative piece, part of a floral arrangement, or you can hang it as artwork. Have fun exploring the possibilities!