Mel’s Unique Boutique
NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group
Foxton's upcycling queen, Mel Cowan sells furniture and homewares from a bedroom in her home given over to her “obsession”. As one who knows her way around masking tape and chalk paint, there's nothing Mel can't reimagine into something beautiful, useful, or both. And it's all for a good cause, as the profits go towards supporting her community. 36 Robinson Street, on Facebook. Also see the OP Stop Community Shop, which Mel runs with her daughters, the proceeds of which again go back into the community. 20 Bledisloe Street, Levin. (06) 367 9749, on Facebook.