Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

During our Thanksgiving long weekend, our family explored Pittsburgh. And since my family loves me, we visited the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse to see how it compares to other creative reuse centers we have visited like Upcycle Recycle or ScrapDC.

In front was a very cool piece of art made from recycled materials:

Art in front of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Art in front of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Inside, we were impressed by how HUGE it was compared to other centers we have visited.

View from the front door - Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

View from the front door – Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Nora was instantly drawn to the library card catalog drawers filled with random categories of stuff:

Nora explores the old card catalog drawers full of goodies

Nora explores the old card catalog drawers full of goodies

And there was a LOT of categories, including this large table of trophies:

Plenty of trophies at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Plenty of trophies at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

In one corner was an “Idea Center” with projects that people made using materials from the center. I should send them some more :).

Idea Center at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Idea Center at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

I liked these flowers made from recycled paper:

Flower from recycled paper at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Flower from recycled paper at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Nora made friends with some mannequins:

Anyone need a mannequin?

Anyone need a mannequin?

In the greeting card area, I saw a quote that my mom always says:

Greeting card section

Greeting card section

Russell was excited to find temporary tattoos and purchased his favorite. We put it on his arm immediately. It featured dragons, which reminded Russell of his best friend, Keenan.

Very proud of his temporary tattoo at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Very proud of his temporary tattoo at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

As we finished exploring, I found this mission painted above the cash register area – very nice:

Mission of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Mission of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Hooray for the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse!

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