Upcycle Challenge Winners!

Last year at this time it was quite busy for me!  Sharing a fun write-up about the Upcycle Challenge :

Much of my March and April are a blur, in case you hadn’t seen I was selected to be a participant in an Upcycle Challenge with my local Restore Montco and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County! I was super excited to get selected and knew I couldn’t handle the challenge all myself so I called my Mom and she was up for it! She’s a better designer than I am… if either of us can call ourselves that.

Last Tuesday evening the winners were announced during a V.I.P. open house which included wine and hot d’oeuvres. There was a wonderful turnout for both of the house tours and my Mom and I walked away taking first place in the Challenge! We were on pins and needles for the last few weeks and after the last home tour we thought first place could have really gone to any of the contestants.

With no formal design training my Mom and I are so honored to take first place, we put a lot of time and effort into this challenge and we are really proud with how our master bedroom took shape using over 95% of items from thrift stores and staying well within our $500 budget.

If you’ve been following along with us during the Challenge (which started March 8th), on my new blog, Busy Bee Kate, you’ll know that we have been turning many, many pieces from trash into treasure – 32 items to be exact!

{In case you missed the blank slate we started with, you can see those photos here.}

Without further adieu, we are excited to share with you our final master bedroom photos on my new blog here!  {Here’s a sneak peek}