Retail Store

What can I get at The I.D.E.A. Store?

The I.D.E.A. Store is a treasure trove of materials for projects large or small. Discarded materials are perfect for the building, decorating, creating, or re-purposing projects that fill your creative life. A fun, open, and constantly evolving artistic environment awaits you each time you visit.

Items in stock at The I.D.E.A. Store don’t have time to biodegrade – even if they could… Check in regularly to see what’s in store! But how do I buy thee? Let me count the ways…


What? Many of our items or bundles of items are called an “each.” Pick up eaches from dozens and dozens of bins and barrels of ever-changing stock ranging from 25 cents to 25 dollars. Sometimes, we just have one of something, others we have thousands.

One-of-a-Kind Items

If the breeze blows just right, something really special comes our way. Think massive dimensions, funky materials, or beautiful scraps from a bygone era. We bring in everything from billboard vinyl to to eggshells…check out our “Wall of Intrigue” for an ever-changing mix.

If you’re looking for something specially or an especially large quantity, give us a call. We’ll do everything we can to help you out!

By The Pound

Many of our items are materials best sold by the pound. Depending on the day, you’ll find metal, wood, fabric, or even record-album covers sold by the pound for a LOT less than you’d expect.

Bulk Purchasing

Don’t sweat the small stuff, bag it! You can pick up items en masse using our Fill-a-Baggie program. $2 gets you a small jam-packed baggie full of items from select areas of the store!