ReStore Upcycle Challenge

Week 30: Headboard to bench

This week’s project was a special edition for Women’s Build Week.  We invited our Women Builders to come design and build benches out of Headboards. This was one of the tougher projects for some as they had never used a drill or …

Week 29: Outdoor light fixture

I have a project that anyone can do!  Great for spring and summer outdoor lighting. With an old chandelier, glue and glass bowls, teacups or saucers, you will have the perfect hanging outdoor light fixture/bird feeder. Beginner project Time 1 ½ hours …

Week 28: Lampshade to garden angel

Garden Angels and glass flowers Another creative day in the workshop.  With a few glass light fixture globes, wire, glue and a solar garden light, I was able to put together a garden angel decoration.  Great project for any age.  The only …

Week 27: Tire rim to patio table

Yay for Sunny Days and Outdoor furniture! This week I took an old tire rim and turned it into a patio table. Easy project, one that can be used for years to come. Time – 1 hour Supplies Rim from car Metal …

Week 26: Lamp to bird feeder

Table lamp bird feeder Beginner project Time 2 hours Supplies- Old table lamp – any size or shape as long as it has a harp that holds the lamp shade Bowl shaped glass shade Sand paper Spray paint for metal Painters tape …

Week 25: Drawer & stool to puzzle/game table

Drawer and stool into Puzzle/Game table Beginner project Time 2 hours Supplies- Large drawer- This one was 30x36x4 inches deep Sand paper Jig saw Pencil Paint Paint brush Stool or small table 2 hinges Screws Foam pad Material to cover Staple gun …

Week 24: Ladders to Shelf

  What to do with old bunkbed ladders?  Make this cool little shelf! Intermediate Time – 2 hours Supplies- ½ inch scrap plywood pieces 2 ladders ¾ inch wood screws Drill Sandpaper Stain and sealant Gloves to wear during staining Saw Wood …

Week 23: Oak Entry Hall Table

Oak Entry Hall Table Intermediate project 4 hours not including dry time Supplies Wall picture hanging hooks. Stain and sealant Stain sponge Sandpaper Sanding sponge Screws Drill Wood glue Clamps Measuring tape ½ inch wood board Saw Table legs Instructions Another great …

Week 22: TV Stand to dog bed/memo center

This week our upcycle project was taking a shelving unit/tv stand and turning it into a dog bed/memo center. Beginner project 3 hours Supplies – Shelving unit/TV stand Frame from a broken mirror Chicken wire Spray paint Sand paper Stapler Needle nose …

Week 21: File cabinet to planter

Hi Everyone! If you haven’t had a chance to come to the monthly Sip and Upcycle night at Habitat for Humanity, you should!!  What is it you ask?  Every month, a new project is chosen to work on.  We take the gently …