One Artist’s Perspective On “Home Is Where The Art Is”

It’s that time of year again. Our third annual “Home is Where the Art Is” recycled art show and silent auction is just around the corner. With tickets on sale January 3, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at one artist’s journey to their finished product.

This is Josh Thomas’ 3rd year participating in the art show. “The Habitat Art Show is such a unique opportunity to really give back to Habitat,” Josh says. “I love taking part.”


Josh chose this unique cabinet from the ReStore as his chosen medium.


He brought it home and removed the cabinet doors and began to paint. “Between coats of black paint and right after I painted my first door, I started worrying there was no way I could possibly pull the project off,” Josh said. “I thought I might be better off taking it to a wood studio and trying make something out of the wood before I messed it up any more.”


Luckily, Josh kept going and after painting the exterior of the cabinet black, he painted the doors yellow and cream. “I started thinking maybe it wouldn’t turn out so bad,” he said.


Josh put the doors back on and added some aged tiles to the top. Here’s a snapshot of the finished product:

“The thing that originally drew me to the cabinet was the lines on the doors,” Josh said. “After I found the yellow and black paint at ReStore, it was already fully formed in my head. I think it would be a great addition to any home as a side table, media storage or even a bar.”

Bid on Josh’s or other pieces on February 2 at the Spirit Room. Tickets are available now online, at the Spirit Room Gallery and at the Habitat ReStore (210 11th Street North, Moorhead.) Learn more about this fun event on our website.