The Vancouver Home + Design Show is taking place October 11-14, 2012, and I’ve got some exciting news to share. I’ll be appearing and participating in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge, which challenges participants to makeover and upcycle items purchased from a Habitat For Humanity’s ReStore.
If you’re into DIY, design, crafting, and decorating on a budget, your local ReStore is an endless source of materials and inspiration. Everything in the store is received by donation and then sold to the public (furniture, lighting, paint, fixtures, raw materials, home accessories, and tools), with the profits supporting Habitat for Humanity. The Vancouver stores are located in Burnaby and Marpole, and their stock comes from public donations, building teardowns, movie sets, and company donations.
I visited the Burnaby ReStore and perused the store for two hours while I considered my options: dining room tables, windows, doors, chairs, kitchen cabinets, bricks, paint, and lighting. I eventually settled on the pile of items below, and once I organized a DIY plan of attack, I went to work. I can’t share my final masterpiece yet, but you can come see it at the Habitat for Humanity booth at the Home and Design Show, or on Van City Pretty in two weeks.
Want to attend for free? Enter the VCP x VHDS contest to win two tickets to Vancouver Home + Design Show at BC Place. The tickets are good for any day, and there are three ways to enter. Complete all three to maximize your chances of winning.
Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the Vancouver Home + Design Show:
1. Follow Van City Pretty on Twitter and tweet “I just entered to #win two tickets to the #Vancouver Home + Design Show from @vancitypretty and
#VHDS12. Enter here: http://wp.me/p1HGCl-1v6″
2. Like Van City Pretty on Facebook.
3. Leave a comment below, telling us which room in your home is your favourite.
*Important* To complete your entry, leave a comment below, stating which entry methods you completed.
The contest is open to residence of the Lower Mainland and closes on Monday October 8, 2012 at midnight. The winner must correctly answer a skill testing question in order to claim the prize. No purchase necessary to enter, and the odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Total prize is valued at $30, and there is one set of tickets to be won.