If you love refurbished furniture, upholstery and vintage items, then a new store at Merthyr Tydfil is for you.
Furniture Reborn was opened on Pontmorlais by Wendy Murray and offers a multitude of interesting upcycled goodies.
The store sells its own uniquely designed products, while also giving customers the option to recycle their furniture – and it will offer classes so they can learn exactly how to do it.
Customers bring their old furniture to the store and reveal their sentimental value – maybe it was passed down from a grandparent – and Wendy recycles it to fit into their own home with a more modern look and feel. costs.
She explained, âI love what I do and I think it shows in my work. Every piece of furniture I design goes through a rigorous process, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. each part. I try to cater to everyone from glamorous boutiques to men’s caves. “
A mother of two, Wendy, 37, moved to Merthyr from Dublin five years ago and received a degree in art and design from Merthyr College.
She was considering starting a fine arts degree, but decided not to and started painting pieces of furniture.
She said: âI sold a few pieces, mainly to family and friends, then realized that this could be something that I could make a living from.
âI trained with a lovely local antique upholsterer every Thursday for two years, I worked for a few different companies, painting furniture for their stores, but my dream has always been to have my own home and making a good living and that of my children doing what I love, inspiring them in turn to do what they love.
“I read as many business books as possible and took classes and anything that might help me achieve my goal of having my own shop selling unique and recycled decorative and vintage items. . “
The services offered by the store are cutting, upholstery, painted furniture and restoration.
She said she hopes to start offering workshops to teach people to recycle “in the near future.”
The opening hours of the shop are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.