Uniquely Upcycled

This volunteer program is designed to take extra inventory or damaged items and transform them into something unique to sell here at the ReStore. For example, we receive a lot of donated filing cabinets, but many people are straying away from the traditional use of a filing cabinet. Volunteers have worked on turning the filing cabinets into storage bins for outdoor gardening tools. 

Here's a sample of the completed projects currently on sale:

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Painted Dresser

Taking an old dresser and painting it, completely changes the look of a something simple into something unique!

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Kid's tool Bench

We repurposed old nightstands into a kid's tool bench (or play kitchen!). See more pictures from this workshop here.

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Wall Dragonflies 

For this project, we took old fan blades and bed posts to turn them into wall art! Super easy!

Current Uniquely Upcycled Projects: 

  • Turning an end table into a Lego table
  • Building glass totems from the various glassware that is donated to the store

Interested in joining the Uniquely Upcycled Volunteer Program?

We are seeking:

  • 1-2 Lead volunteers to come in 2 Saturdays a month, 4 hours each shift. During these shifts, you would work with a few other volunteers on the projects that you wanted to tackle.
  • More members of the Uniquely Upcycled Crew who can give 2-4 hours a week of creative time-- painting, brainstorming, and repurposing. No skills required here!

Contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Amanda Casella, if you are interested in becoming a Team Leader or joining this program!