pcycled and irresitable!
Relvoved Cornwall is an exquisite Shabby Chic boutique — a tiny shop full of beautiful upcycled furniture, quality DIY restoration accessories and irresistible contemporary gifts.
In the heart of Cross Street, Camborne, it’s one of only six shops in Cornwall selling paint, brushes and stencils designed by Annie Sloan – one of the most respected paint and colour experts in the world.
Christian and Andrew moved down from London to be near family three years ago and felt Camborne and the area had space for a shop like Reloved. After opening, it took a year to secure the Annie Sloan contract – Annie is extremely selective about who sells her prestigious product.
“There’s nothing we enjoy more than trawling second hand furniture shops, car boots sales, charity shops and reclaim yards, hunting for hidden gems, that to some are unloved, unwanted pieces of furniture,” said Christian. “We uncover their hidden beauty and charm.
“At the moment we’re specialising in Victorian Chiffonier – elegant chests of drawers and dresser-style pieces. Using the Annie Sloan paint we restore them at home and display our other goods on them in the shop, but everything is for sale.”
The paint is a niche product but it’s attracting a lot of business and drawing people from outside Camborne into town. To ensure customer satisfaction Christian is happy to share his painting expertise with a ‘tips, tricks and techniques’ sheet he’s created for customers who see the stunning results he achieves and want to create something similar themselves.