WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Our goal at Search & Rescue Furniture," says Logue, who has lived in Wellesley for 25 years and raised four children here, is to "offer our customers a creative and environmentally-friendly alternative to buy- ing new furniture. We sell gently-used and refinished furniture and unique accessories for the home and garden at affordable prices." To create this cottage-style furniture, they look for wood furniture with "good bones," says Redding. Both comb through yard and estate sales, flea markets, and thrift shops. They also look for cast-offs on the side of the road, go to the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF), and take donations from people downsizing their homes. Both women say they love the thrill of the hunt. "We enjoy the potential of finding something worn-out or damaged and making it beautiful again. We prefer to find second-hand treasures — especially those in mahogany, walnut, oak, and pine. The pedigree of the piece is not as important as its character," says Logue. According to Redding, "We ask: how can we repair the item and make it useful and beautiful once again? We don't want to let it go to the dumpster." 182 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 artist profile "second-hand treasures" Before After Before After

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