Secret Busselton | Roe Street

There are plenty of hidden gems in the light industrial area and if you venture onto Roe Terrace you will be in for sweet surprises.

Nestled on the corner of Strelly Street is upcycled and vintage store Marlee Moon, which also offer workshops on how to upcycle old furniture.

Marlee Moon owner Kerenda Keogh started the store five months ago to “save the world one coffee table at a time.”

Ms Keogh shows people how to restore old furniture or revamp newer items to give the pieces a new lease of life.

“I used to live on an island and found that people around the world threw things away, especially down here it all goes to landfill,” she said.

“We are trying to stop that, so instead of people throwing things away they can either restore it, revamp it or paint it.

“We are trying to get people to look at things in a different way and stop contributing to landfill.”

Ms Keogh learnt how to upcycle furniture by default  – she had furniture in storage for five years when she returned found she did not like her old stuff anymore.

“I could not afford to buy new things so I got into upcycling, painting and changing the furniture, I loved it.”

Ms Keogh runs workshops to show people different paint techniques and has various items which were salvaged from demolition sites.

Across the street, perched in the middle of the community garden is the Pepi Cafe which was recently taken over by Bernie Muntz.

The team at the cafe produce organic food made from items grown at the garden.

Ms Muntz said people could adopt a plot in the garden or volunteer at the garden on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

“We have a festival coming up on November 11, which was huge last year and we hope it will be again this year,” she said.

Ms Muntz said Roe terrace was becoming a popular spot in Busselton with the Men’s Shed, furniture outlets and a gym.

“It is definitely getting busier and all these businesses are locally owned.”

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