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New Arbutus venture brings 'character' to old furnishings

New Arbutus venture brings 'character' to old furnishings

Furniture has started appearing on the sidewalk of East Drive in Arbutus.

It's from Salvaged Furnishing, a business created by former Washington, D.C., food truck operators Leah Perez and Jane Lyons.

Salvaged Furnishing focuses on bringing new life to otherwise unwanted pieces and displays them street side.

Perez and Lyons take what some may see as junk and make what they see as showstoppers.

Repurposed furniture has become more mainstream thanks to television shows such as the HGTV program, "Flea Market Flip," Perez said.

"We want our pieces to be that focal piece in the room," Perez said.

Perez, 38, had been selling...