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Why Volunteer at UP?

Have you ever thought of volunteering? Volunteering with The Up Project is a rich and meaningful experience. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with others who share similar values and to give back to the community in a way that directly impacts local families....

Are Books Recyclable?

We thought so… but to our surprise, they’re not. Books, books, and more books. The conversation came about at our Launch Party. Lisa Marie from The Real Deal and I started chatting about how books are not recyclable and they are “stacking up”...

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...

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. Step 1: Build the flower box! Note: if your chair does not have a large hole in the top, cutting out a squarish hole is your...

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...

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...

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...

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...