I have found one of the most amazing places on Earth. Ok, maybe just in the DC metro area… but still. My friend introduced me to a magical place called Community Forklift (Community Forklift). If you are from the area you have probably visited. When I went- it was about 100* (and it’s a working warehouse with no AC, so dress like you are going to sweat) and there was a guy playing live music at the door and lemonade for sale. According to their website, “Community Forklift aims to:
- Lift up communities by making repairs and renovation more affordable for everyone in the community – homeowners, small businesses, charitable groups, etc.
- Reduce construction industry waste, keep reusable materials out of the landfill, and reduce the mining and harvesting of dwindling natural resources.
- Promote environmentally-friendly building materials and methods
- Develop career opportunities for nearby residents.”
It’s a great model and a very fun place to go. (Just don’t pick over all the good stuff before I get back there!) I snagged some fun things including this window and can’t wait to see it become a two sided painting…