Old furniture is re’new’ed

Taking a fresh approach to the used furniture market, Another Time Furnishings has opened in Bowling
Green. It is best described as a cross between a thrift store and an antique shop.
David Gerety who co-owns the operation with his wife, Sandra, said, "We pride ourselves on the new
look of the furniture. We want everything to be as clean and new-looking as possible."
He has a bachelor’s degree in business and after being unemployed for three or four months, decided this
was a niche market that they could fill.
The furniture being sold was acquired through auctions, estate sales and even garage sales.
"We have a lot of fun going out to auctions," he said.
He added their biggest investment is "just some furniture polish and elbow grease."
Before being offered for sale, everything is either refurbished, refinished, reupholstered, and in some
cases Gerety said repurposed.
An example of repurposed items at the time of the Sentinel’s visit was a free-standing lamp made with a
piece of luggage. Two companion stands were also made from matching items from the luggage set.
"Our furniture is just as good as new and may be one-third to one-half of the cost," Gerety
said. "We know people are looking for decent buys on used furniture."
They do not stock appliances, but he said they do have some small accessories such as lamps, mirrors or
decorative pieces to help the store have that "homey look."
The store’s layout features three separate areas and they stock furniture to supply an entire house.
The styles of furniture run the gamut from classic to modern; from Victorian to contemporary.
Though they own the vast majority of the items in their store, Gerety said they are willing to take items
on consignment.
The location is at 115 W. Merry St., near North Main.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The business phone is 419-806-2828.

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