BEFORE & AFTER: “BUTT” It sold!

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BEFORE & AFTER: BUTT IT SOLD!

BEFORE:

The perfect little bench for a small little “Butt” or trim “Tush.”  The carving alone is worth a makeover. It is like looking a face without make-up and seeing a bone structure that you know with a little highlight, blush make a strong statement.

Pretty worn and tattered, he came to tigerlilysgreenwich.com for a makeover.

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BEFORE:
BUTT SIZE BEAUTY

First we took off his rags. When we get old pieces I like to go down to the bones and build new. A piece like this cleans up nicely with 3″medium density foam, dacron and a muslin cover.

From muslin we move to fabric.

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FABRIC FIND:
SMALL SIZE: LARGE SCALE

I chose a print from Travers. It is a large scale with soft neutral colors. To make a small piece look bold, I like to go with a big print. It adds size and scale that otherwise would be lacking with a solid or neutral.

This fabric retails for $258.00 a yard. We only need a yard of fabric, so this is a perfect place to splurge.

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FABRIC SPLURGE:
Travers: $258.00

We finished the piece with a whitewash that got a second scrub with sandpaper to bring out some the natural hue. I finished the wood with a diluted treatment of gold in water, then clear wax.

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AFTER:
BUTT IT SOLD!

AFTER:

“Butt It Sold,” The day I bought this out to our 154 Prospect Street showroom,  it got two inquiries. The next day it sold. I love a good ending.   I also love to end with a quote. Sit down and think about it, but remember to get up quickly and start moving in the direction of your dreams.

ONE LOVE

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world

Anne Frank 

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