A Northwich shop has used the recent lockdown period to revamp and renovate their premises in order to breathe new life into the business.
Peggys Cove, situated on the corner of Tabley Street and Albion Road in Northwich town centre, was in need of some TLC. Therefore, owner Sue spent the lockdown period refurbishing the property much as she would an old unloved piece of furniture.
The shop, which sells antiques, collectables and curiosities as well as preloved, upcycled furniture, homewares and gifts, is in an old timber-framed building dating back to the 1930s. Over the years the property has had many different uses although in recent years it had started to show its age.
Sue said: “The building really needed a bit of attention. I treat this building like my home and it’s my happy place so I just got stuck in!”
There has been new fencing installed as well as new shop signage, new windows and blinds and plenty of painting. Sue said she ‘loved every minute of the makeover’ and feels the shop is now brighter and the great features of the building really stand out.
Since re-opening after lockdown Peggys Cove has also been adapted to become completely COVID compliant. There is a one-way system around the shop as well as 2-metre social distancing markers on the floor. There are also seven hand-sanitising stations around the shop, including at the entrance.
Sue upcycles second-hand furniture in the shop and sells all the materials needed for people to undertake their own up-cycling projects. Sue has her own range of paints available in a variety of colours each one with a meaning behind its name. She is always available with tips and guidance for those wanting to give it a go.
You can buy the pre-loved and restored furniture in Peggys Cove. The shop also stocks other furniture brands and boasts a great range of homeware accessories and gifts.
“Here at Peggys Cove we continue to source good quality preloved furniture to sell at affordable prices as well as turning old and unwanted pieces into something beautiful and unique,” added Sue.
“The ‘Shabby Chic’ look is very much in vogue at the moment and we always have a good selection of upcycled and creatively restored furniture available for any home.”
Sue loves having her shop in the town centre and she wants to encourage members of the community to pop in for a browse and a chat.
Peggys Cove is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 15:30pm.