Toady lets discuss veneer repairs on furniture. Occasionally you will not have the missing veneer which there are other options for like getting a veneer pack or using bondo depending on your project.
This winter, my husband and I decided to enjoy a nice overnight stay-cation in Milwaukee at a swanky historical hotel that we had received a gift certificate for. Not only did we have a great time, but I was on Cloud 9 with the decor. Even when I peel myself away from my work, it’s […]
Being a true dairyland girl, I know how important it is to know how to brave the rough weather. Just today we are hovering around 16 degrees with a low of 7, and the forecast doesn’t improve for the rest of the week! I love frozen Wisconsin, but what I love most is the seasonal […]
Tara and I absolutely love seeing evidence of our passion just about everywhere we go. Being involved personally or professionally in the competition of a trendy market comes with its obvious challenges. However, I believe true passion lies in the raw appreciation of a subject and finding joy in sharing it with others. I was […]
Patina is color & texture of the surface produced by age & wear. In wood furniture the varnish, shellac, or oil has a tendency to deepen yet retains the transparency.
How fun to use recycled materials for wedding decor! We were very lucky to have had a beautiful bride ask us to help create her rustic wedding decor, of course with recycled materials! It’s was an exciting new adventure for us, and so much fun!!! We made an old farmhouse window into a memory board […]
Very often we get asked questions similar to the following: “What exactly is upcycling?” “What do the Upcycle Girls do?” “I saw a project you did at my friend’s house…Can you make me one?” “Where can I find your work?” We would like to take this opportunity to let our followers know exactly what our […]
After working with furniture for as long as I have, most of my friends and family (even just acquaintances) know that I provide free trash pick up. I just cannot say no to picking up someone’s junk furniture! You just never know when you are going to get something really good! At the end of […]
Over time, you’ll learn more and more about Tara and I. The specifics of our passions and skills will be revealed. And these passions and skills didn’t evolve out of thin air. We’ve been influenced throughout our lives, and these influences originated long before either of us was even born. For me, my love of […]
Over the last eight years or so, I have been exposed to many different levels of design expertise. My learning experiences came from various places… from my professors in college, the high-end residential designers during my internship, and my colleagues and superiors at my commercial retail design job for my first five post-collegiate years. I […]
If you paint furniture will you lessen the value. How to find furniture value.
Photo Credit: Andrea Paradowski Photography The UpCycle Girls is the product of two complimentary creative minds. Our roots lie originally with Tara, who started a business as “The Upcycle Girl.” Just over a year ago, “The Upcycle Girl” became plural after Tara and Becca met through mutual friends and soon realized they had […]