Written by UpCycle Girl Tara When my client asked me to restore her grandmother’s stool, I was more than thrilled. My roots in the restoration industry have been with true antiques. I have spent years studying and learning about authenticity, visiting historical places and learning proper restoration practices. This particular stool just needed new upholstery. […]
This weekend we celebrated my sons 6th birthday. Whoa where did the time go I cannot believe he is six and going to be in 1st grade next year. When he was two my grandfather past away, he had alzheimer’s which is a horrible disease he had been gone for years before he passed away. […]
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Hoosier cabinet revamped and saved from a bonfire!
Yesterday is was 50 degrees here in Wisconsin! Wow January 11th and that warm is completely unheard of. With the warm weather it made me think of garage sales and flea markets oh boy I cannot wait to start looking at all the glorious junk. I love seeing what I can find and make new […]
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. […]
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 […]
If you paint furniture will you lessen the value. How to find furniture value.