House Advancement: Labor of appreciate: Stevens preferred This Aged Sofa so a great deal, she bought it – The Tribune

This Outdated Couch is situated at 342 Belfonte St. in downtown Russell, Ky. (The Ironton Tribune | Mark Shaffer)

RUSSELL, Ky. — Jenny Stevens enjoys home furnishings.

She and her spouse, Jason, have the furnishings consignment shop, This Aged Sofa, in downtown Russell, Kentucky.

“This Aged Couch has been open because 2005. In May of 2017, we purchased it from the Fletchers,” discussed Stevens.

She experienced been a regular shopper at the retailer and experienced entertained the idea to open up her personal store considering the fact that she liked the organization so significantly.

“I shopped her all the time and I had been fascinated in the consignment enterprise,” she stated. She contemplated opening up a retail store in the outdated Dottie’s Pies store, considering that her brother owns the constructing, but it was a little bit small. “I went and looked at it, but I never know if it is even 1,000 square feet. When you are chatting furnishings, that is not a great deal area.”

She was in This Aged Couch a single working day and she and Lisa Fletcher had been chatting.

“She instructed me she did not know how considerably more time she could do this. She experienced some health and fitness concerns herself and her mom-in-legislation was getting some issues as well,” Stevens stated. “So, I arrived back again to select a check out up following I had offered anything. I asked her if she ever considered about selling and she explained ‘We would like to provide.’ And which is how it started.”

Even though she wished to purchase the enterprise, she wasn’t guaranteed what her partner would say about it.

“I really imagined he would say no,” Stevens reported. “I went residence and informed him ‘Lisa Fletcher informed me she did not know how significantly extended she could do it.’ And he explained ‘Did you request her if she wanted to market it?’ It stunned me when he said it. I stated no and he reported ‘Why really don’t you ask?’”

They begun in December 2016 and it took until eventually Could 2017 to get every thing transferred around.

The creating was originally built in the 1950s to be a grocery store and then it grew to become a restaurant in the 1990s when the Fletchers purchased it before they turned it into This Previous Sofa.

She reported consignment is a tough organization sometimes. Jason has two other work opportunities and is continue to her major assistance for selecting up and offering home furniture.

“All of that would make it tougher, but as considerably as loving it, I uncover this to be a ministry,” she explained. “The Lord led me in this article. I questioned him to close the doorway if he did not want me to do it — he opened the doorway. And I am quite a lot a individuals human being, so I like all my customers.”

She reported one particular of her clients will come over and they will sit and check out for hours.

“I adore that part of it,” Stevens reported.

As for what her buyers are seeking for, it is older furnishings designed from wooden, even though antiques never sell as perfectly as they applied to.

“I like to get sofas in, mainly because they are so difficult to uncover ideal now,” she reported. “Stuff from the 20s is extremely well-liked.”

Engineering is a big aspect of her business enterprise, with persons sending pictures of merchandise Stevens might be interested in. They also deal with family members who are possessing estate gross sales and finding rid of merchandise. But they nonetheless go to people’s residences to test out what may well make a excellent addition to the keep.

This Outdated Couch is open up 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. It is located at 342 Bellefonte Street, Russell, Kentucky. Their telephone quantity is 606-836-0800.

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