Now Playing! American Pickers

Traveling across the bumpy, back roads of the United States in their white van, we watch Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz call on strangers to buy their hidden treasures. My husband was intently watching a rerun of American Pickers one lazy afternoon. I found myself caught up in this particular episode as well.

As I watched, I reminisced about a project back in design school. A group of us designed a children’s outdoor playhouse for auction where the proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity. The challenge was to design it using reclaimed items for the build.

Habitat for Humanity Playhouse

On one of our endeavors searching for cool junk like Mike and Frank, I happened on some old tin ceiling tiles. I “picked” four with a great pattern. At home, I painted them, and hung them on a large wall for my art. The texture and color was breathtaking.

Photo Credit: Kate’s Place – Old Tin Ceiling Tiles

We completed our Habitat for Humanity playhouse and it among others raised great proceeds! Community involvement can have amazing impact. Check out Kincaid Furniture Company who is currently partnered with Habitat for Humanity. Their Homecoming collections support Habitat directly!

The Homecoming Collection by Kincaid – A La-Z-Boy Furniture® Company

Available at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® of Arizona

Help Support

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Join us during our June 2012  – Trade-In Sales Event

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® in Arizona

Trade-In-Sale Ad La-Z-Boy Arizona


Trade in your gently used furniture in exchange for generous discounts on La-Z-Boy Furniture. Proceeds from your trade-in or cash donations go to local charities we support including

Habitat for Humanity® of Central Arizona

***See store for details


Erin Hoehn

Interior Designer

Allied Member ASID

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