Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Habitat For Humanity Restore Montco Upcycle Challenge

Wow!! I have some really fun news to share with you. I've been selected as one of five participants to take part in our local Habitat for Humanity Restore Montco Upcycle Challenge!



Do you have a Restore near you? Restore sells new and used building materials, supplies, furniture, accessories, you name it! All proceeds from the sale of these items go toward the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes in Montgomery County (where we reside). I've been to our local store a few times and I've always been really impressed by the selection on hand.

So where do I fit into all of this?

Well…a few weeks ago I completed an application and submitted a few photos and today I got word that I had been selected!

The challenge?

After a random drawing, I will be designing Bedroom #3 of a new construction home that is being built locally. I don't need to necessarily design a bedroom. I can create any type of room that I would like for the space. I'll be heading over on Saturday to tour the home and see the room I'll be working on.

The main criteria for the challenge?

- All furniture will be selected by me and borrowed from Restore along with any other items or accessories that I choose from the store.
- Each designer is to keep to a $500.00 budget - yikes! Definitely a challenge but the goal here is to upcycle and use as much as possible from Restore.

For all of my local friends, there will be two home tours open to the public on April 19th and April 26th.  You will be able to vote on your favorite room and all proceeds from the home tours will benefit HFHMC programs in Montgomery County. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 29th. I'd love for you to come visit!

Whew!

I'm excited - really excited. And I'm even more excited to be able to give back to the community through design. What an honor.

I'm going to be scheming and getting inspired the next few days.

I plan on trying to post updates here on the blog as well, but also be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for even more updates.

Ok I'm off now to brainstorm…:)

12 comments:

  1. Congrats, Holly! How fun, no doubt you will rock this! It's amazing what you can find at Re-Store!

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  2. This is seriously awesome - congrats on being chosen! I'm excited to see what you come up with!

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    1. Thanks Pam and Jenn!! I can't wait to share more once I get a plan thought out.

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  3. Woah!!!! This is AWESOME, Holly!! Such a great thing to be a part of! Congratulations:) (I did a lot of work with Habitat building houses while in college.) You are going to have so much fun! Any inkling yet if you are going to make it a bedroom or something else? $500?! Yikes, that's going to be challenging, but you can do it!! and it all has to be done by the middle of April? So exciting! Can't wait to see/hear more.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It's such a great opportunity. I hope to be posting about it as much as I can so that you can get a feel for it. And I'm not doing a bedroom if that gives you an idea...:) I'm happy to say that I've only spent $46.00 of my budget so far and I'm feeling pretty good about my budget.

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  4. Holly that is so incredibly awesome!! What a great opportunity to design and do something wonderful at the same time. So excited for you and can't wait to see how it goes!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! It is exciting and I really appreciate everyone being so supportive and genuinely excited about it. I hope other Restores are able to run such an event. Do you have a Restore near you?

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  5. What an awesome challenge to be a part of! Congrats on being selected!

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  6. This is so exciting Holly! I can't wait to follow you through this process. Congratulations on being chosen! And what a great way to give back tot he community too!

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  7. I am late reading this but am so excited for your new project! This is great :D I can't wait to see what you do!
    Congratulations!!!

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  8. What a cool thing to be part of! Congrats! Will love seeing what you do with your space!

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