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View the 2022 Spring Upcycle Challenge Entries

View the 2022 Spring Upcycle Challenge Entries

In honor of Earth Month and ReStore's commitment to keeping building materials and household items out of landfills, we introduced a Spring Upcycle Challenge! We invited crafty DIYers to submit their before & after photos of an item they've upcycled. We received a number of amazing entries, and we are so impressed with everyone's creativity and vision! Take a look at the entries below and gather some inspiration for your next project. 

Kristin Kumpula 

The Spring Upcycle Challenge winner was selected at random and received a $100 VISA gift card. Congratulations, Kristin Kumpula! Kristin found this hutch at the New Brighton ReStore and immediately thought of putting her plants in it. 

Brown hutch Upcycled black hutch with plants

Upcycled black hutch with plants

Dana Amthor

Small, worn table Sanded and painted small table

Dave Smollen

Brown cabinet Brown cabinet being painted

Blue cabinet with butcher block top - kitchen island

Blue cabinet with butcher block top - kitchen island

Kristen Allen

Large brown dresser Painted dresser, blue and brown, with new gold handles

Large brown dresser interior with shelves Painted dresser interior with flower patterned paper

Katie Lucca

Small green-gray couch

Upcycled black couch with white trim and black and white pillows

Nichole Smith

Two small patio table tops made with different colors of brick and tile

Two small patio table tops made with different colors of brick and tile

Tia Polimary

Brown dresser

Upcycled dresser with white paint, sanded wood, and new brass handles

Miranda Oliver

Single before and after photo of brown dresser/table upcycled into a black foyer table

Table cupboards open to reveal laundry sorters

Lisa Metcalf

Upcycled yellow cabinet with utensils for handles

Lisa Metcalf_upcycle After_resize

Todd Roach

Refinished wooden deck table and chairs

Refinished deck flooring

Carol Naber

Carol Naber_upcycle Before_resize Carol Naber_upcycle After_resize

David Moline

Cabin with roof under construction

Large, refinished wood kitchen table


Plain IKEA dresser

IKEA dressed stained dark brown with new handles/knobs

Thank you to all our participants! 

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