SecondChanceUpcycles

Upcycled Home and Garden Decor

Houston, Texas · 128 Sales

SecondChanceUpcycles

Upcycled Home and Garden Decor

Houston, Texas 128 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   I am truly passionate about taking ordinary items that have been overlooked by many and giving them a new purpose. I enjoy the challenge that comes with creating true one of a kind items that will be treasured for years to come. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me. A special thanks to each and every one of you for believing in me and giving me the courage to continue making our world a better place one creation at a time.

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Announcement

I am truly passionate about taking ordinary items that have been overlooked by many and giving them a new purpose. I enjoy the challenge that comes with creating true one of a kind items that will be treasured for years to come. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me. A special thanks to each and every one of you for believing in me and giving me the courage to continue making our world a better place one creation at a time.

FIND ME HERE ALSO . . .

https://www.facebook.com/secondchanceupcycles

https://twitter.com/SecondChanceUp

Christie Schwandt

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Christie Schwandt

About

OnCe UpOn A TiMe . . .

I was born and raised in Texas. I grew up in East Texas over by Canton. That’s where First Monday is or some people call it Canton Trades Days. Have you ever been there? It’s ThE BeSt pLaCe EVER!!!!!!! That’s where it all began . . . my love of things that are one of a kind ~ that have a story to tell. I actually started creating one of a kind items because when I would go to buy something I wanted from the regular store it just NEVER seemed to fit the ideas of what I imagined it should be in my mind. Does that make sense? Ok, take for example my jewelry holder. I wanted something functional yet unique and a reflection of me. GUESS WHAT??? WalMart and the Mall ~ they are clueless when it comes to what I like . . . CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?? I mean REALLY ~ they expected me to hang my pretties on a “dead” tree (I don’t think so) and Hobby Lobby (another BeSt PlAcE EvEr ~ I know you have been THERE) well they thought I would be impressed with some headless chic with wires comin outta her neck ~ uuuuuuh NO!!! So I went TrEaSuRe HuNtiN and that’s when I found the body of my jewelry holder. It didn’t know it yet. Someone had told it that all it was good for was holdin candles buuuut it was destined to be SoOo much more! It was love at first sight really  It had an ugly tarnished brass wardrobe with candle tears splattered all over it and someone had actually pushed this beauty to the back of the thrift store shelf ~ dismissed and forgotten. I was FLOORED!!! At that moment I was determined to give her a happily ever after. I guess now would be a good time to tell you guys my favorite movie of all time is Cinderella. Anyway, she had a winding body that reminded me of a beautiful spiral staircase. When I was little I would imagine my dream house having one of those! I guess I got my wish after all ~ just in a different package ;) So I gave the cashier my dollar and raced home to my treasure chest . . . ok it’s really an ugly garage but JUST GO WITH IT OK? I grabbed a red suitcase, a yellow suitcase, and a green suitcase and headed for the dining room table. Did you know that Vintage hard shell suitcases make the best glass treasure chests? Two ruffle edged Sunday cups, two rose shaped candle holders, a metal ruffle edged taper candle holder, and a mini wooden lazy susan later and TAAAAADA MY DREAM JEWELRY “TREE” WAS BORN!!!!

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  • Christie

    Owner, Designer, Maker, TrEaSuRe SeEkEr And FiNaL ApPrOvEr

    When I was growing up I always wanted to fit in and do what everyone else did. It took me 37 years to realize that doing what everyone else does is just BoRiNg!!! Looking at a candelabra and seeing a LoBsTeR is WaY MoRe FuN!!!!!

  • MiLo the MoNkEy

    Mascot

    Our favorite creation! Milo was a pretty boring candleholder spending his days on the shelf of a thrift shop. When we "met" I knew he was gonna be something really special. He had good "bones" he just needed some extra LoVe!

  • Jake

    ALaRm CLoCk

    Well . . . he's just sTiNkiN CuTe aaaaaaand he howls until we wake up and get busy creating.

  • Jim

    Owner, Designer, Maker, My MuSe And MAiN MaN!!!

    My husband and business partner! He's my MuSe and All ArOuNd Go tO GuY! He enjoys treasure hunting and creating as much as I do!! He keeps me focused and reminds me to stop collecting and start creating. We have been happily married for 19 years :)

  • Trevor

    Maker, MaStEr PAiNtEr

    My oldest son and the BeSt painter around!!!

  • Hunter

    Maker, WOoDwOrKiNg

    My youngest son is an aMaZiNg carpenter!!!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2015
Thanks for stoppin' by SecondChanceUpcycles! I hope you have as much fun looking around as I do creating each and every item I offer. Some would call my products "trash to treasure". Most of my designs actually start out as vintage or antique items. By adding my own special touches I give new life and purpose to something that time might have otherwise forgotten. After all, isn't life all about Second Chances? I like to refer to my creations as "past meets present". Enjoy your time with me as I present to you a most unique shopping experience!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Currently I accept PayPal which accepts all major credit cards.
Shipping
Shipping has been estimated. If you would like a more accurate quote please contact me prior to checkout with your zip code so that I can replace the fee with the actual amount. Unfortunately I am not able to get a precise amount until I know the destination and have an idea on the time frame that you would like to have your treasure arrive ;) I am SO sorry for this inconvienience but I must admit that I am not yet familiar with the whole shipping process and I want your treasure to get to you as fast as possible. I also want it to be as secure and protected from any abuse it might encounter during the time it leaves my care. I treat each and every one of my customers just like they are a part of my family. SHIPPING FEES ARE NOT JUST FOR USPS POSTAGE PRICES BUT ALSO FOR SUPPLIES NEEDED TO PROTECT YOUR TREASURE (BUBBLE WRAP, PACKAGING PAPER, TAPE, CARDSTOCK, AND SPECIALITY BOXES WHEN NEEDED). I do recycle boxes and paper that I have on hand or find to cut down on costs. We all work hard for our money and we deserve to be treated with fairness :) In the process of looking into different means of shipping ~ I will go with the most cost effective carrier. Shipping is not something that I make a profit from but it means a lot to me that my customers get the best rate possible. I will include delivery confirmation (so we can track the package) and in some cases insurance so that we won't have to worry about what happens to our treasure during delivery. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

I look forward to earning your trust and repeat business!!!

I WILL CONSIDER INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Please contact me prior to checkout so that I can research our options. THANKS SO MUCH
Refunds and Exchanges
I want all of my customers to buy with confidence and be happy with their new treasures! If for any reason you are not completely satisfied please contact me within 7 days of receipt. I will try my hardest to come to a mutually satisfying solution. In case of a return the shipping fees will not be refunded. The buyer is responsible for the shipping fees when returning the item for an item refund also. If your item was damaged please take it in the original packaging and box for mailing to the Post Office. The Post Office clerk will determine if they will be giving any refunds.
Additional policies and FAQs
UPCYCLED, ANTIQUE, AND VINTAGE DISCLOSURE: Please understand that most of my treasures come with a character that having lived a previous life provides. These character flaws make your treasures unique and tell the story of a life well lived. Please trust that I will be as acurate as possible when describing each item.