PERRYVILLE - Barbara Brummett is restoring a piece of one of Perryville's former businesses, Perryville Furniture Mart.
Brummett's scaled-down Perryville Furniture Outlet is on South Bragg Street, right around the corner from the original store.
Perryville Furniture Mart had been on the corner of Second and Bragg Streets since 1947. Brummett and her sister, Mary Morgan, closed the store in 2005, and Brummett has been on sabbatical.
"I can't walk out on the street and somebody says, 'When are you going to open again?'" Brummett said.
She and her husband, Lloyd, decided to reopen on a smaller scale. They will concentrate on leather and bedroom and dining room sets, and Brummett is excited about a line of painted items that will be coming in soon.
"I love people and I love sales. ... That is what I miss the most. I love making a lady smile when she's bought a great piece of furniture."