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The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge requires design writers, style bloggers and celebrity DIY experts to resurrect materials gleaned from Habitat for Humanity ReStores and turn them into functional beautiful décor pieces. They’ll be judged by show visitors, and pieces will be auctioned online to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Toronto , which builds affordable housing in communities across the city. ReStores sell new and gently-used building and décor materials, with proceeds going to support Habitat’s work. While all five Toronto ReStores are a treasure trove for those hunting for reclaimed material, design insiders now often make a special trip to the East York location at 155 Bermondsey Rd, which has added furniture and other items, including pianos, to its mix.
Participants include eco-friendly landscape designer Carson Arthur, professional organizer Clare Kumar , interior stylists Lisa Canning and Sarah Gunn and oh, yes, me! Check out the picture of the hall table we amde from an old mirror, stair spindles and salvaged wood. The chair was cleaned up, oiled and given a groovy Duck Brand Tape cover. So vote for me. Please? Or just vote - it's such a good cause.