BEFORE & AFTER: A SWORD FIGHT

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BEFORE & AFTER: A SWORD FIGHT  

BEFORE:
Draw your sword for a duel in design. The opponents are old verse new. It starts with a bench I picked up in near perfect condition. I loved the whimsical detail of the swords and just had to battle  an outdated fabric and color palette.

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BEFORE:
LOVE THE SWORDS–BATTLING OLD FABRIC

Our motto in our workroom, tigerlilysgreenwich.com is that what is old can easily become new again. A point scored on either side.  It had me thinking about a textile company that I truly adore. Brunschwig & Fils http://www.brunschwig.com. The company dates back to 1891, when it was founded by Achille Brunschwig and understanding classic designs and new trends has sustained a legendary business in one form or another since. Over the last year, the creative team at Brunschwig has returned to the archives and reintroduced classic patterns and re-inspired prints in new color stories.

I thought using a classically inspired fabric was perfect for this bench. We reupholstered using Brunschwig’s Bamboo Trellis in Blue. The fabric retails for $390.00 a yard.  It features an embroidery detail on crisp white.

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REUPHOLSTERED:
BRUNSCHWIG & FILS: BAMBOO TRELLIS

AFTER: 

I finished the piece off with a painted treatment that removed the black & gold tones and highlighted the fabric’s blue. The finish was sanded down and varnished to give it an aged appeal.  Battle, in my opinion won on either side.

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AFTER:
BUY ME: $1,039.35
http://www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com

I end with a quote and a message. Weapons don’t have to be used for violence, but in this case a symbol of delicate beautiful strength. In the words, never more true to my heart, of Edward Bulwer-Lytton: “The pen is mightier than the sword,” Touché!

 

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