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Meet UpCycle Girl #2!

Earlier this year, you had the opportunity to meet the ORIGINAL UpCycle Girl, Tara!  This duo wouldn’t exist without her kick-starting the work back in 2013.  Now, you can meet Becca: the girl Tara took under her wing, the addition to the team that changed the name from “The UpCycle Girl” to “The UpCycle Girls!”

A lover of all things creative while growing up, Becca opted to get her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point between 2004 & 2008.  Fresh out of college, she dove head first into the corporate world designing stores for a large retail chain.  After 5 years, Becca knew that retail design and the large corporate atmosphere weren’t going to work for her long-term.  She took a couple months off (to get married!), and then started dabbling in some other curiosities until she was connected with Tara through mutual friends at the beginning of 2014.  Becca missed working with her hands, and face-to-face customer interaction, and Tara needed someone for design input.  It couldn’t have been a better fit.  And as they say, the rest is history!

In her personal world, Becca is in the process of becoming an adoptive mother.  She loves living in the country with her husband Matt, their rescued Boxer mix Lola, and their crazy kids.  She does the majority of her UG work out of a relocated 60-year old barn (yep, even her workshop is repurposed!).  A true Wisconsin girl at heart, Becca enjoys doing almost anything outside (fishing, hunting, hiking, campfires…), constantly evolving the decor in her home, going on adventures to new places (especially if they have a great flea market or vintage shop), listening to country music (Sunny Sweeney is her current fave), and spending quality time with family and friends.

Unapologetically passionate about everything she loves and always wishing she could “do it all,” Becca survives on staying busy, fueling herself with cappuccino from local coffee shops.  Good thing she has Tara to keep her on target!  🙂  While both girls contribute to all areas of The UpCycle Girls, Becca is the driving force behind the design end of the business.  So if you have a design related request, she is your girl.

Note from Becca:

“I couldn’t be more honored to be the other half of the UpCycle Girls, and love every day that Tara and I get to keep creating new and beautiful things for our amazing customers.  We love doing what we do, and I know what a gift that is.  Thanks for following us, and keep the requests coming!  We are here to share both our skills and knowledge with you – It’s part of our mission!”  #thesumofitsparts  #wemakeagreatteam  #girlswithtools  #upcyclegirlswi  #keeptheold

Junk on,

Tara & Becca

Coming up next week we restyle a buffet.

The Upcycle Girls
<p>"You will find us among the sandpaper and sawdust"</p>

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