About Make Me Pretty Upcycling

Your one Stop Shop for Upcycling Supplies

Upcycling Workshops
Learn new skills on one of my 7 upcycling workshops.
Wed evening: Introduction to Carts & Millie Mineral Paint (1 hour @ $30)
SAT or SUN Mornings: Getting Started 101 | Stencils 101 | BYO | Paint & Stencil a Tray | Paint, Moulds & Transfers | Upcycle with moulds, metallic & mineral paint
These workshops run regularly throughout the year.  Empower yourself to learn new techniques, or if you are a beginner I will show you everything you need to know from prepping your item, what paints are available in the NZ market, paint techniques and finishing options.
Small group sizes - hands on learning in a fun and supportive atmosphere.


I have a selection of 'how to' & 'info' You Tube videos available to help you with your projects - just click on the VIDEO tab, or find my You Tube Channel

Furniture & Accessories For Sale


My name is Karen and my business is upcycling and repurposing pre-loved items, creating objects that are pleasing to the eye and heart.  I particularly love the lines of older furniture and hate to see these pieces wasted.  My challenge is to 'pretty up' these old and tired items to create something that will fit in with modern décor and lifestyles.

On offer is a mixture of French Country, one off whimsical pieces, natural wood and colorful modern pieces.  I work on large and small items using a range of paints, waxes, and other finishes when upcycling my items (Mineral – Enamel – Chalk paints | matt, low sheen & gloss) from a variety of provides all sourced internationally and from within NZ.

What you can be sure of is that each item is a unique creation.

You can view my creations online (click on the 'Furniture' and 'Accessories' tabs).  Alternatively text or email me if you would like to view these creations up close:

 info@bizhs.co.nz | 021 129 1486

Commission Me


I am happy to work with you on a much loved piece that needs a new lease of life to fit in with your current lifestyle or colour scheme, or something that you don't really love
(i.e. an old pine dresser) but the item is just too well made and useful to get rid of. 

Contact me now via email to start the process of rejuvenation!