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Hey there junk lovers!  We are Tara and Becca, and we are so happy that you stopped by! Two Dairyland Girls with a passion for writing and sharing our knowledge of furniture restoration and up cycling for the DIY enthusiast. We have a special focus on the environment on all of our DIY projects.

A little bit about us to satisfy your interest… We thoroughly enjoy all things old, rusty, and dusty, and are always in search of our next great find in America’s beautiful dairyland. Bringing new life to old household items is our passion. We also enjoy contributing to the world of sustainability through our practice; Recycling, repurposing and reusing keeps useless items from stacking up in a landfill.

The craft of refinishing and upcycling is a unique one that when practiced correctly, can really make a difference in the world. Our experience and education help us provide the best services to you, our faithful followers!  Tara has 14+ years experience in woodworking and antique restoration, and Becca has a bachelor’s degree in interior design (focus on interior architecture) and 8+ years experience in the field of design and decoration.  Together, we are a dynamic duo and a force to be reckoned with!

JUNK ON!


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6 comments

  1. Beautiful work! I always love what you ladies come up with, and I can’t wait to get some of my own Upcycle Girls pieces!

  2. Congratulations! I took a little spin around your site and it looks beautiful! I esp loved the turquoise vanity redo and the arrow sign for the nursery (new Gigi to twin granddaughters 1 month early).

    I too am from the Dairyland and that doesn’t mean California!! Happy hunting and repurposing!

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