Do you love to thrift shop? What about taking something and giving it a slight upgrade? Our resale stores are open, serving our Acadiana public, and we can’t wait to have a little fun with a Upcycling contest!

Take a used item and upgrade it!
Read more to see all of the details and join in on the fun!

So what is Upcycling?! defines this way: “The act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new function. In doing so, the finished product often becomes more practical, valuable and beautiful than what it previously was.”

Contest Rules

  1. Go to one of Arc of Acadiana’s Resale Stores (locations listed below)
  2. Shop and pick out an item to upcycle
  3. Take a picture of the item “before” at our store
  4. Upcycle your item at home
  5. Bring your item to one of the Arc of Acadiana Resale stores and take an “after” picture
  6. Wait for voting! 
  7. Winner* wins an Arc of Acadiana Resale store GIFT CARD!


Voting begins on August 3, 2020 on the Arc of Acadiana’s Resale Stores FaceBook Page.


Winner* is chosen by the largest number of “votes” from August 3-August 6 on the Arc of Acadiana’s Resale Stores FaceBook Page.

Stuck? Need ideas?


Here are some ideas or items to up-cycle, upgrade and DIY:

  • furniture refurbish
  • fabric dress or clothing
  • a thrifted shelf
  • a wicker bar cart turned piano music shelf
  • ceramic decor
  • mini mirror up-cycle
  • DIY your own makeup stand
  • ombre mirrors
  • give a thrifted shelf a new (much cuter) life
  • shoes bedazzled or upgraded
  • candles/decorative center pieces up-cycled

Here is a before and after pic to give you an idea!



Let’s Get Started!


  • Lafayette Store
    • 401 Galbert Rd – (337) 991-2440
  • Eunice Store
    • 2410 W. Laurel Ave – (337) 457-4805
  • 2 New Iberia locations
    • 1845 E. Main St. – (337) 364-8275
    • 1504 Center St. – (337) 364-6573
  • Opelousas Store
    • 710 S. Union Street – (337) 942-3089

Like always you, your family, and friends can anticipate the warmest of greetings from our genuine staff upon entering one of our retail locations across Acadiana.

Arc of Acadiana Takes Public Health and Safety Seriously

We hope that we have expressed our care and vigilance to keep our community and our staff safe during this time.

Come out to one of our resale store locations and see what we have to offer and make a difference!