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Welcome to Conscious Cubby

So what’s Conscious Cubby all about? Simply put, Conscious Cubby was created with the planet, the professional furniture painter and the conscious shopper in mind.


The “new” furniture industry is a devastatingly wasteful one with disregarded fabrics and materials, plastics and resins, and not forgetting completely wasted wood. 

It takes an awful lot to create the new furniture in your home these days and unfortunately it takes an overwhelming toll on the planet too. 

It’s not only our planet that is suffering but our health too. New furniture is often made from particle board which is held together with formaldehyde, a well known carcinogen, an environmental toxin that causes eye and respiratory irritation. 

Even buying solid wood furniture doesn’t come guilt-free, sadly. Due to a lot of protected forests and the price of wood from authorised, sustainable plantations, often the wood is obtained on the black market and therefore the true origin of the wood cannot be verified. This could mean trees are chopped down from our precious tropical forests or other protected regions. 

With all this in mind we created Conscious Cubby – a furniture shop with a conscience. 

Beautiful professionally restored and painted furniture from eco friendly furniture artists from all over the UK. 

All our sellers are like-minded and share the same core values;

  • Go Green ethos within their company
  • Use Eco friendly paints, materials & products
  • Have a ‘Recycle-Reuse-Upcycle’ mentality

Our sellers only deal with quality pieces of furniture, furniture that’s already held the test of time with many more decades left to live. Vintage furniture was made to last! Not like the modern stuff of today we talked about above,  that’s for sure. So you’ll only find solid wood like pine, oak, teak and mahogany. 

Apart from all the benefits of buying upcycled furniture we have already talked about, buying upcycled furniture also means buying one off pieces that are totally unique, or real statement pieces that have the wow factor. Our sellers also take commission orders,  creating you a truly unique piece of painted furniture to your specification. 

Lastly, we would also like to shout about the fact that we support small businesses, and in the current climate this is so important. A lot of our sellers are people with young mouths to feed and these people live and breathe their business. 

Thank you for visiting Conscious Cubby today, we hope we have inspired you in joining us with making greener choices and aim to lower your carbon footprint. 

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Lowenna Insular (founder and owner) started out upcycling furniture around 8 years ago when her eldest son was 12 months old.

From the very first piece, she was hooked. Over the years she was disappointed with the lack of places to sell her furniture and equally disappointed with the lack of appreciation for her work.

She felt that there was nowhere that really represented the professional upcycler and nowhere that focused on or supported the British furniture painter. And from that, the idea of a painted furniture marketplace was born.

Lowenna has a keen interest in being as eco friendly as possible and is one of the reasons she got into upcycling furniture in the first place. With her idea of a painted furniture marketplace and her go green ethos, Conscious Cubby was created.

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