2nd Annual Furniture Flip Winners

For the second annual Furniture Flip, we were thrilled to host the festivities inside the Bend Area ReStore, where much of the interior was dedicated to displaying the cleverly repurposed pieces. Even before the event was scheduled to begin, a crowd had formed outside, eager to view this year’s entries. Many folks lingered throughout the event and remained on-hand […]


Furniture Flip Launch & Theme Reveal

Last night, the 17 designers/teams gathered for the first time to hear the Flip themes.   They were given the event guidelines and the following themes to get their creative juices flowing: Inside Out: Transform items originally intended for use indoors into furniture or décor (or perhaps a party game?) that’s ideal for a backyard patio, […]

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Get Ready for Round 2!

The 2nd Annual Furniture Flip Design Challenge is underway! The idea: transform discarded furniture and home accessories into distinctive one-of-a-kind art, furniture and home décor pieces. The catalyst: Participating artists and designers will be up-cycling items found at the Bend Area Habitat ReStore and other area thrift stores in celebration of Earth Day. Now in […]


And the 2015 winners are…

It’s time to announce the 2015 Furniture Flip Design Challenge winners. Drumroll, please! Trashy to Classy Award, decided by Furniture Flip Committee, is an award given to the thriftiest of designers; designers who created the most value from their raw materials with a whole lot of creativity and elbow grease. Sally and Jeffrey spent a […]

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Announcing 2015 Guest Judges

We called in some help to select the top designs in the three themes chosen for the first annual Furniture Flip, and are thrilled to have the expertise, skills, and input of the following guest judges: John Paul from John Paul Designs, Judging Top “Central Oregon Centric” Design John Paul has been designing jewelry in downtown Bend for more than 15 […]


DIYcave Opens its Doors to Furniture Flip Designers

It’s time to highlight the coolest spot in town, DIYcave, and its partnership with ReStore’s Furniture Flip Design Challenge. For those who haven’t heard the news, the new DIYcave features a 3,000-square-foot workshop full of wood and metal-working equipment, plus many miscellaneous hand-held power tools.At DIYcave, owners Aaron Leis, Dave Danek and Tim Willis provide welding equipment, grinders, sanders, a planer, saws, drills, […]



Yesterday, the Furniture Flip designers gathered to hear the three design themes for the first time. These themes will provide the inspiration for their work. After the themes were announced,  the 10 teams had an exclusive after-hours shopping party, where they were able to purchase the raw materials for their designs. You could tell by the […]

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reduce REUSE recycle

Old, tired, cold, broken destined for the dump FLIP IT New, bright, fun, restored you’d never give it up! In 2014 the ReStore redirected approximately 2.6 million lbs of materials from the dump to people’s homes and businesses. Bend’s Resale centers, like ReStore, provide the opportunity to make the boring beautiful and the neglected new again. […]