Happy New Year to our faithful followers! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, I’m Tara, half of The UpCycle Girls. Dairyland mama of three busy creative and energetic kiddos. Married to the most supportive hubby a gal could ask for. Some of my other passions include photography, antiques and restyling with junk. I tend to be drawn to things that enhance my creative side. When I’m not chipping my nails flipping furniture, I am out with my kids hunting, fishing, foraging, gardening or hiking.
When my vision for the UpCycle Girls was starting to become more of a reality, I had met Becca and knew we would be the perfect team. I the half of our team that has wood working / refinishing background, while Becca has more designer background. We both have our strengths, and are quite capable of doing it all, we compliment each other well! We also have a lot of fun while junking and revamping our finds!
17 years ago, I started my path in furniture by preserving antiques, and restoring furniture after home disasters. If there was a flood or a fire in my clients home, each piece was different and needed to utilize a lot of skills and different techniques to have the piece be back to its original state.
The last six years I started revamping furniture with unique design twists, which has always been a passion of mine. I love preserving furniture to last for generations. I especially enjoy taking something at the tail end of its life and using parts of it to make another piece of furniture all together. I am so grateful for the support from all of you, and that I can continue doing what I love for a living. I am very excited for the New Year and see what new opportunities unfold!