The 2017 Furniture Flip Design Challenge Winners Are…

We had such a wonderful Earth Day celebrating creative reuse with so many local designers, Habitat volunteers, and community members in Bend. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show and bid on so many fabulous creations. The panel of judge’s gave their keen eye and expertise to decide the winners. Thank you […]


2017 Furniture Flip

Furniture Flip Launch & Theme Reveal

And they’re off! Last night, the designers for the third-annual Furniture Flip event gathered at the Bend ReStore to find out more about what exactly they’ll be designing for the Earth Day event. The goal of the annual fund-raiser is to provide an outlet for area artists and creative types to transform discarded furniture and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]