Category Archives: DIY

upcycle, repurpose, reuse, recycle

DIY or Buy by Guest Blogger Denise Sabia of The Painted Home

This is the first post in an occasional series by guest blogger, Denise Sabia of The Painted Home. I recently filmed a segment for Good Day Philadelphia with Jenn Frederick about do you “DIY or Buy?” Well, I don’t have to tell you what I do. click the image below to watch the segment.   […]

Be Prepared… The Famous Girl Scout Motto put to the test!

Collection Drive Scheduled? Check. Flyers distributed? Check. Donations packed? Check. Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts purchased for breakfast? Check. Even with their i’s dotted and their t’s crossed,  Girl Scout Troops #2270, #21339 and #2508 from Chalfont woke up on Saturday, March 29th to find that their collection drive would be, well, a bit damp.   Not […]

Think Summer – Surfs Up DIY

It’s not every day we can go surfing, but we can dream! Come summer this repurposed single-bed surfboard/headboard won’t be hotdogging in the waves.  It will become a bodacious bench for the back patio. After purchasing this find in the bedding department at Impact Thrift’s Feasterville store, Joan Marie worked with her husband Ron, and […]

Ruined? Maybe… Upcycle? Yes!

Oh my goodness… This sweater is ruined! Has this ever happened to you? One day, you wear your favorite, go-to sweater to work. You look polished and professional. Unfortunately, someone cleaned the conference room table with a bleach cleaner right before you sit down for meeting and a line of bleach ruins your fabulous navy […]

A Quick and Easy Upcycle Piano Bench Makeover

Take a look at this piano bench. Sturdy… yes! Pretty… no … not so much… Do you have a spot in your home that is crying for a bench? a table? a small space or wall that could use a little update or pizzazz? Sometimes you have to think outside the box to fill that […]

It’s Not Rocket Science!

~ By Tamika Miller You’re ready to have a collection drive…now what? What do you do first? Who do you contact? What types of donations do we accept? Wait a minute…slow down…take a deep breath. Planning a collection drive is not as hard as you think. It’s not rocket science! (Although rocket science is not […]

ECOfest Home Show… Where Home Decor Meets Sustainability

Put the Theories of  Earth Day into Practice EVERY Day! On Saturday, April 27, 2013, join us at Impact Thrift Stores Feasterville for ECOfest Home Show, a day filled with valuable information, interactive (free!) workshops, and easy ideas you can implement in your home today. Workshops: Where Home Decor Meets Sustainability! From Noon to 5:30 pm, enjoy 4 […]

Silk Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

Is your family tradition to spend time together dying colorful Easter Eggs? If so, try this wonderfully easy and creative way to dye eggs and recycle at the same time. At Impact Thrift we love the idea of recycling/repurposing and present our version of this free tutorial.  As you see from the photo above, our […]

UPcycle T-Shirts into Knitting Yarn

Did you know… Almost anything can become knitting yarn!   Whether you are an experienced knitter or just a beginner, creating your own yarn can be fun and a very creative way to begin a new project. With a sharp scissor and a few old t-shirts, you’re ready to get started. A great re-purpose, up-cycle, […]