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Spring Into Summer DIY Contest Winners

Spring Into Summer DIY Contest Winners

ReStore celebrated summer's arrival with our Spring Into Summer DIY contest! For this contest, we asked participants to highlight their endless creativity by sharing their best lawn art, yard furniture, summer supplies, or upcycled items. The results? Amazing, creative, and summer-inspired projects.

Keep reading to see before-and-after photos from our winners and contributors!

First Place: Barn Quilt Art 

This anonymous participant brought their lawn to life with this intricate quilt design made from old set of folding doors and some trim wood from ReStore, along with some old cedar fence boards from a fence.

"The finished product is a riff on a barn quilt for some outdoor décor. Thanks—this was a great experience and so much fun!”

1st anonymous - barn quilt art.


Second Place: Planter

This anonymous participant made a unique rolling planter with a trellis, made from a file cabinet and mop heads.

“A couple of my favorite details are the original Sears Roebuck label on the cabinet, as well as the repurposed drawer handles that were moved to the sides for rolling. This was fun!”

2nd anonymous -planter.


Third Place: Linda's Lawn Art

Linda creatively constructed this lovely bird using the wood and PVC pipe, as seen in the photo on the left below. It's a colorful lawn addition! 

3rd Linda - lawn art.


Even More DIYs!

We're so grateful for everyone who entered our Spring Into Summer contest. We had many talented DIYers participate! Here are the rest of the entries:

Alice's Shelf 

Alice brought new life to this shelf, making it look like sparkling while featuring the original wood.

Alice - shelf.


Anna's Cabinet

Check out Anna's cabinet purchased at ReStore. She gave it a sleek new look that is hard to come by.

Anna - cabinet


Anonymous Birdhouse

This anonymous participant used their skill to add some colorful new homes to their backyard by using old shingles, a wood pallet, and some old paint. All the tools used to make this were bought at ReStore.

“My main goal was to find a way to upcycle ropes from an old tree swing. Given their age, I didn’t feel comfortable using them for their intended purpose anymore. Hanging birdhouses seemed like a fun solution!”

anonymous - birdhouses


Anonymous Cat Climbing Wall

This anonymous participant creatively used empty wall space to entertain their furry little friends.

anonymous - cat wall


Anonymous Patio Door

Check out this anonymous participant who completely revamped their patio door, creating a rustic entryway made out of ReStore's thick pickled oak valance.

“My wife calls it the gateway to her gardens, which is the real beauty of it. We’re big fans of ReStore. Keep up the good work.”

anonymous - patio door


Anonymous Water Fountain

This anonymous participant made a practical addition to their yard by repurposing a light fixture into a solar-powered garden fountain.

“Flipping the switch on this item! It's a bit hard to photograph the fountain in action, but it's cool to listen to. Thanks for this opportunity to find new ways to look at items.”

anonymous - water fountain


Bronwyn's Wardrobe

With some creativity and elbow grease, Bronwyn turned this old dresser into a dream dress up wardrobe.

Bronwyn - wardrobe


Christen's Cat Condos

Christen constructed a cozy condo out of some cabinets purchased at ReStore, and the cats are already making great use of them!

Christen - cat condos


Dori's Chandelier 

Dori brought made a new, unique chandelier using different chandeliers and crystal pieces purchased from ReStore. 

Dori - chandelier


Elle's Chair

Elle creatively upcycled this chair, making it the perfect summer lounging spot. 

Elle - chair


Janelle's Solar Light and Planter

Check out Janelle's solar-powered light and planter. She repurposed a light fixture into the perfect decoration for the house's exterior.

Janelle - planter


Jessica's Table

Jessica made this ordinary table into a delightful statement piece. 

Jessica - table


Jillian's Porch

Jilian completely changed the aesthetic of her porch with luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring, baseboard trim, and paint from ReStore.

"This project was quick, but it totally changed the look and feel of the porch!"

Jillian - porch


Joelle's Flower Wall

Joelle built this beautiful flower wall by repurposing two wood room dividers from ReStore. 

Joelle - flower wall


Lisa's Console

Lisa created this console by using a large table: a table leaf, a base piece, and a pedestal, along with a used board and some paint.

Lisa - console


Nikki's Coatrack

Nikki made this coatrack out of an old stair banister. She sanded and stained it to give the appearance of driftwood. 

Nikki - coat rack


Pat's Path

Pat created a new path for traversing the garden, making a safe way for everyone to enjoy the yard.

“My husband was an avid gardener with a passion for hostas, spending most of his spare time in his garden, nurturing and caring for his plants. Unfortunately, after suffering a stroke several years ago, he hasn’t been able to go out into his garden. The cost to have a paver path installed was not in the budget. We tried to make a dirt path, but he often got stuck in ruts and mud, even after we added mulch. After seeing heavy-duty mats with drainage holes at ReStore, we decided to make our own path with the necessary traction. It works great and even helps our grandkids know where they can walk and run!”

Pat - path


Rebecca's Table 

Rebecca repainted this table, giving it a brand new look. 

Rebecca - table

Feeling inspired?

Summer is a great time to finish those house projects or experiment with a creative DIY! Explore our DIY Headquarters, where you can get the latest tips and tricks for your home improvements projects. Then, stop by one of our ReStore locations to pick up materials for your own upcycle creation.

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