ReDo View & Brew re-purposes old furniture to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Utilizing reusable products for do it yourself projects is a big trend right now.

Two bloggers in Marquette decided to cash in on the fad to create an event that will help a local organization raise money.

The new event is called ReDo View & Brew and was created by North Coast Collective bloggers Jessica and Marina to highlight using old furniture to create something new.

Ten Marquette area designers are refurbishing furniture for the event.  Their designs will be sold during a silent auction and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

“With Habitat (for Humanity), it was a really great partnership because the idea there is that you’re providing people with homes,” ReDo View & Brew co-host Jessica Jones said.  “We both love our homes, and we love everything from living in Marquette to having a home that you can really feel proud of and feel like it’s a place where it’s unique and special to you, so the idea of creating things for your home that benefits others to get a home is just a really great partnership.”

Although some of the projects will be kept secret until the event, one designer is creating a children’s work space out of an old desk.

“My son, who’s three, and I love to craft together and paint and draw and use chalk and do all of that, so I thought what a good idea-using something that most people probably have in their basement or can find off the street when NMU students go away and turn it into something useful,” ReDo View & Brew designer Kaylie Snow said.

ReDo View & Brew will take place Saturday, June 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.  Tickets are $10.

More information on the event can be found on North Coast Collective’s Facebook page.  North Coast Collective will also be posting sneak peaks of designs on their blog.