<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=376199849502136&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

2 min read

Announcing the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge—give a chair some flair

Announcing the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge—give a chair some flair

In honor of Earth Day coming up next month, and ReStore outlets commitment to recycling and reusing items, we're hosting our first-ever Earth Day Upcycle Challenge at our stores—and we want YOU to join in!
Earth Day Upcycle Challenge.

What is the challenge?

For our first challenge, we're asking participants to upcycle a chair into something unique with a special purpose, or give it new life with some creativity and a little elbow grease. It’s up to you.

Marilyn's chair, before and after.Anyone can join the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge by visiting a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore location by March 30, 2019 to pick up chair. Just sign-up at the register, pick-up a chair, and get to work "ReStoring!"

Entries must be completed and dropped off at our New Brighton location by 4 pm on April 16, 2019.  The upcycled chair entries will then be displayed in-store and on our Facebook page, and will be voted on by ReStore shoppers and Facebook followers. The chair with the most votes will receive first place, and will be featured on a segment on WCCO with Jan and the DIY Friday team! (Full challenge rules are outlined below.)

Important Dates

March 30
Pick up a chair at the Minneapolis or New Brighton ReStore before this date

April 16
Deadline for submitting finished work
(drop off your entry at the New Brighton location by 4 pm)

April 18-20
Voting begins! Cast your vote with a "Like" on Facebook (watch for a post on April 18) or submit your vote in-person at a ReStore location. Submissions will be on display at the New Brighton store, and photos will be on display at the Minneapolis location.

April 22
Winners announced on the ReStoration Corner Blog and on our Facebook page.

A reupholstered chair, before and after.


  • First place winner will receive a card for 35% off their ReStore purchases, valid for an entire year. The winning creation/chair will also be featured on a DIY Friday segment on WCCO.
  • Second place winner will receive a card for 20% off their ReStore purchases, valid for an entire year.
  • Third place winner will receive a card for 10% off their ReStore purchases, card valid for an entire year.


  • One entry per person. Participants must be 18 years or older to participate.
  • Participants must sign up for the competition at the register at either ReStore location and provide, name, email, and phone number by 4 pm on March 30, 2019.
  • Participants must abide by all deadlines and tasks listed above, or their entry may be excluded from the voting and prizes awarded during the competition.
  • Chairs used in the competition are property of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. If you take a chair and don't submit it during the competition, you must pay for the chair.
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity staff may participate, but are excluded from winning prizes. Don't worry, we'll still give you bragging rights!
  • Winners who receive a discount card will be the sole user. Discount cards may not be transferred or used by other individuals.

Shop, Donate, Volunteer at ReStore

Jan at the WCCO studio.

Thrifty Winter Solutions [VIDEO]

Let's face it—winter is part of life in Minnesota. Whether you enjoy or dread the snow and winter activities, there are plenty of ways to make the...

Read More
Melissa and friends volunteering at ReStore for her birthday in 2020.

Putting Values into Action: Melissa’s Reuse Story

Guest blog by Melissa Wenzel, Built Environment Sustainability Administrator at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Read More
cheap paint

Affordable Interior Paint and 6 Other Items You Didn't Know ReStore Sold

Whether it's your first time shopping at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore or you're a regular customer, when you visit our stores you may...

Read More