Have you ever stopped to think about the cost of manufacturing brand new furniture?
Not just the monetary cost but also the cost to the environment?
There's so much furniture in existence; why manufacture more?
By prolonging the use of an existing piece of furniture through repair and enhancement, Condover Furniture is helping eliminate the need to consume new resources, and non-consumption helps our planet. Visit our furniture store in the heart of Shropshire to see our environmentally friendly furniture in person!
We all like nice things in our homes but nice doesn't have to mean perfect or brand new. Sometimes something with a little history is just as good or even better.
We have a furniture store/showroom in the village of Condover, just 4 miles south of the market town of Shrewsbury, England,
and an online shop with the furniture we have available. Keep popping back to look as the availability changes each week.
We're trying to make a difference for the environment, one piece of furniture at a time - and by buying our convenient, environmentally friendly furniture, you can make a difference, too!
I started the business at home at the end of 2018, buying furniture from charity shops in the area and sanding, painting and embellishing them, and then selling them on. The intention was to make restored and upcycled furniture as impressive as possible so that people would prefer to buy it rather than factory made, so helping the environment.
I imported Murano glass knobs from a glass designer maker in Murano, Italy and also formed a partnership with a glass designer maker here in England, too. I use only top quality environmentally friendly Little Greene and Graphenstone primers and paints and to clean the wooden furniture and patina from the handles I use vinegar and other natural solutions rather than any chemicals. After sanding I paint only if necessary, preferring to keep the natural wood look. The waxes and oils I use are Osmo which leave an environmentally friendly finish.
As the company has developed I moved into a small shop in the village of Condover in 2019, where on street parking is available right outside the shop allowing easy access for customers to pick up any purchases.
I exhibited at the local Shrewsbury Flower Show and also 100% Design exhibition in the exhibition halls at Olympia, Kensington, both in 2019, and then Covid hit, so I have been working to build online sales. The furniture now ships all over the UK from Sussex to Edinburgh. I added a few gifts and a Condover tea towel to the shop the Christmas of 2019 and since then have kept adding more, all with an ecofriendly, fair trade or made in UK theme. And now the homewares and gifts side has grown to equal furniture sales which is fabulous! So much so that the name above the door now reads Condover Furniture Homewares & Gifts!
The retail shop is a great destination for people looking to help the environment with their purchases, whether a new home owner or someone looking to replace something they already own, or someone looking for an unusual useful gift. The online shop has been live since the beginning and clients all over the UK (and a few in the United States) have ordered and had gifts shipped and UK customers furniture shipped, too.
Take a look in the online store on this website or visit the small retail shop in Condover, Shropshire, a couple of miles off the A49. The M54/A5/A49 are the nearest interchanges. You can also follow Condover Furniture Homewares & Gifts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, so keeping abreast of the latest available gifts and furniture.
I'm really appreciative of all the customers who have bought from Condover Furniture Homewares & Gifts so far and ensured I'm still operating despite the pandemic.
Thanks for supporting a small and independent business!