Hi, I'm Karen, the girl behind the paintbrush - chief designer and creator at Restyled Vintage, a little business I started in Rangiora, New Zealand, in 2009. In the middle of 2011, our family decided to have an 'overseas adventure' which landed us in Australia. 
My workshop is currently located near Port Macquarie, NSW.

I have a passion for upcycling tired, outdated, (and sometimes unloved) items of furniture by hand-painting them in a French country-shabby chic/beachy style, transforming them into gorgeous and unique items for your home and/or workspace.
I absolutely LOVE treasure hunting and know all the good spots to hunt for furniture - I'm always finding great pieces to bring back to life! I offer these up for sale on my Facebook page as a custom job (you choose the colour/s and finish) or I give it a new look and then offer it up for sale. 

A large part of my business is my Custom Painting Service - transforming clients' own furniture into something gorgeous with lots of personality.
If you are looking for something in particular, let me know and I'll do my best to source it for you.

The Restyled Vintage signature style is light, bright, cute and fresh and sure to induce a smile!

For more examples of my work dating right back to when I started, please see my Blog, or click on the Portfolio tab above for a quick overview with lots of pictures.
In addition to my hand made quality cushions and buntings, I'm now also offering a hand picked selection of vintage items for sale in my Etsy Store. To view my ever-changing array of stock, please click on 'Online Store' tab above or look me up on Etsy -  https://www.etsy.com/shop/restyledvintage.
At present I'm taking a break from selling at market stalls as my main focus shifts to my Custom Painting Service due to high customer demand. I'll be sure to advertise on my Facebook page when and where Restyled Vintage's next market will be.

Any furniture items I do have available for sale are advertised on my Facebook page.
The Restyled Vintage workshop is located in Lake Cathie, NSW 2445, Australia. Visits by appointment are welcome, please contact me to arrange.

As of May 2014 the Restyled Vintage Workshop is home to the largest project ever - a classic caravan!
If you'd like to follow us on the journey of the rebuild and refurbishment, please hop on over to the Restyled Vintage Caravans Facebook page.