ReVamped breathes new life into old things

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes At ReVamped in Keizer, previously owned does not mean used up. The new store, which opened last week, specialized in fixed-up used furniture resold at a big discount from new prices. It’s owned by Holly Cagle, who is a first-time business owner. But she’s not new to the concept: Her mother recently retired from operating Incurable Collectors in west Salem. When she and husband Russell Dyer get used furniture they start fixing it up: Recovering seats, refinishing tables and whatever else needs to be done to get it in like-new condition. “A lot of people don’t realize when they come in, but you can get really nice stuff that’s used, and once you fix it up a little it looks brand new,” Cagle said. Cagle pointed out a couch, loveseat and chair combo that would cost more than $1,500 new, but is sold at the store for $895. “We buy low and sell low.” “Basically it goes by what we pay for it and what I have to do to fix it up and still make a profit,” Cagle said. The store offers varieties of furniture – all-wood dining sets, tables, lamps, chairs, couches and more – along with home décor staples like lamps, candles, art and greeting signs. Most seem to have a modern aesthetic. “It’s just something I’ve wanted to do...

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