Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting the 4 other bloggers who are participating in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge, at the Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver ReStore. Bright and early in the morning, I drove down to the ReStore in South Vancouver to scout out the place for items to repurpose.
The Vancouver Home and Design Show this October will be extra exciting to visit this year, because people will be able to see the upcycle submissions at the Habitat for Humanity booth. I’m so happy to have been chosen to participate in this challenge, but have a problem. . .I saw so may great pieces and bits and bobs at the ReStore that I can’t decide what to select for my DIY project!
I’ll share with you the before photos of the main piece I’ve selected and show you how I’ve transformed it to the finished project in the coming weeks – and I’ll need your support in October when it comes time for voting!
This new project is a great way to promote both Habitat for Humanity and ReStores – which, I learned, are responsible for making enough money to completely cover the administrative fees associated with donations. As you can see in the sign below, the ReStores not only allow creative DIY-ers the opportunity to pick out some great pieces to work with, but also keep tons of waste out of landfills. Sounds like a win/win situation to me!
Do you have any projects you’re working on or have you recently completed any? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.
*Edit – forgot to mention that people will be able to bid on the finished DIY projects, with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.