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Custom pieces

At UP, we love the chance to create new items from scratch and we have had the opportunity to assist a few businesses within the last year. We especially like when we can ReUse materials!

Check out these unbelievable tables that we are created for Mazda. We ReUsed wine barrels and barn board to create one of...


Round Pedestal Table

Check out our step by step on how we built this beautiful table for 3 Seconds to Impress.

First things first! We used a rough cut fir beam to make the table base.

Then we planed it down, got our angles and put this cool unique table base together. We used an existing...


How to turn a knitting/sewing box into the ultimate chip storage.

We had a customer come to us looking to surprise her husband with a custom made piece to store his potato chips. They're his favorite. After discussing options Lisa-Marie remembered this perfect piece that we had received from the ReStore that used to be used for knitting/sewing. It was ideal because of the dual opening tops. It could...


DIY Flower Planter Chair Tutorial

This gorgeous front door planter started as a very old, and very useless chair. With a little TLC this chair was given a completely new look.

White Flower Pot Chair

Step 1: Build the flower box!

Note: if your chair does not have a large hole in the top, cutting...


The Up Project on Global

We are so grateful that Global News Okanagan came by to highlight The Up Project! Check out this clip to learn how you can get involved.




How Many Volunteer Hours Does It Take To Build a Habitat Home?

How many volunteer hours does it take to build a Habitat home?

The answer is 600 hours!

The team has built this clever display to showcase how many hours each volunteer has put in! The next step is creating name tags to track progress!

If you are creative, love hands on work, or have photography and marketing skills click here to learn more about...


Here We Go!!! Custom Builds & Decor

How exciting! Take a peek at the clip to see what we do and there is some great news... we are accepting custom orders so contact us for details!

Keep an eye out this week!!! There will be a ton of pieces to view for sale!



Rustic Coffee Bar

We are LOVING how this custom build for Luxury Motorcars turned out! This sweet coffee bar is made out of amazing reclaimed barnwood with undermount lighting! Cant wait to see it with the other pieces all put together!!!! 😍😎😍

Stay tuned to see the full collection and don't forget...


The great colour/finish experiment

We had this great hutch piece that we found at the ReStore, just so much character and great construction. It unfortunately had a laminate finish which is not very appealing. So the idea was to give it a great distressed finish like we’ve done many times before. We started the process but just were not in love with...


UP, UP and away!!

Welcome to The UP Project!

We have created a business where we take the unwanted items that others discard and give them new life. We UPcyle, RePurpose, ReFinish, ReImagine and more with items that others consider garbage.

Our goal is to reduce the number of perfectly good furniture from going to our landfills. By creating “new” items from old...