BEFORE & AFTER: LOOKS EASY TO DO

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THE LOOK
LACQUERED END TABLES

BEFORE & AFTER: IN THE END-TABLE WE GOT THE LOOK 

In the end we got the look. Among the greatest joys of “before” and “afters” is finding a luxury look you love and getting it for less. Inspired by a East Hampton home featured in the June issue of Architectural Digest, I went in search of a sleek pair of end tables, that I could revitalize with a pop lacquer look. 

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BEFORE:
MIDCENTURY MODERN END TABLES
$150.00 PAIR

BEFORE:

I like to cover three-bases when I hunt for pieces of furniture to lacquer paint.

  1. CONDITION CHECK: May sure the body of the piece is in pretty good shape. Paint hides a lot but can’t conceal the warp in wood or missing veneer.
  2. FORGET THE FINISH: Look at the bones, after all the finish is the first to go! 
  3. LOOK AT THE LINES: Lines and scale matter.  Look for that first
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ALL THREE BASES
HOME RUN

The tables I found covered all three bases and were a serious home run. I brought them over to Charly Oz at Patti’s Portico at 140 Highland Street. Charly is wizard when it comes to powder coat finishes. I spent a little more then double what I paid for the pair.

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AFTER:
LACQUER POWDER COAT
GREAT IN GREEN

AFTER:

Finished the pair look exactly like the those on AD MAGAZINE. A total “look for less” transformation if I do say so myself! Let this be inspiration my friends! Get shopping, get your creative juices flowing and get in touch with me if you need advice. #ONE LOVE 

 

 

 

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BEFORE & AFTER:SOME WHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

BEFORE & AFTER: SOME WHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

I will start with my intro: I am Samantha Knapp. Designer, Creator, Author and creative director of Tiger Lily’s Greenwich. Did I mention I love the camera? With out knowing, my eyes light up and I talk with my hands.

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I AM SAMANTHA KNAPP
I LOVE COLOR
I LOVE VALSPAR
I LOVE THE CAMERA
HERE’S THE LINK TO YOUTUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okROtibFmdA

HERE’S THE LINK TO YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okROtibFmdA

I was thrilled to be considered for the #Valspar #HouseBeautiful collaborative on color at the Housing Works Design On Dime #DOAD charity fundraiser. I think I know a little about color. I painted the walls of my booth Wave and Luscious Green.

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BEFORE:
DAMAGED DESK
SAVED: OFF THE STREETS
RESCUED:PATTI’S PORTICO

BEFORE:

BK found this desk on the street. She’s the most amazing Mom and the best source if you’re seriously looking to get a project done “On A Dime.”   I owe it all to her and she never asks me to pay. The desk was a pick up.

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BK & BOB
TIGER LILY’S GREENWICH
BEST PARENTS IN TOWN

The best trick in town when you are looking to make something old new again, is a fresh coat of paint. That’s Patti’s Portico. Located at 140 Highland Street in Port Chester, Charlie is the only game in town if you are looking for a professional, high-gloss lacquer finish.

 

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Patti’s Portico Inc
140 Highland St Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 935-8839

Oscar Wilde said this of color:

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ”

Charlie at Patti’s said this of primer:

“Always use Primer. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability”

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MIDDLE: PRIMER
#1 TIP according to Charlie
“Always use primer. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability.”

AFTER:

We went with black. It is a Valspar color. Black is always the new Black. You seldom go wrong with that color.  It shines as brightly as the mirror.

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AFTER:
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
STILL FREE: PATTI’S PORTICO DONATION


Housing Works sold the desk at a set value. That money will go to housing city homeless who are battle for home and health. Part of the mission of #HousingWorks is heal and care  for clients with HIV-AIDS.

IT’S A WRAP

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IT’S A WRAP

It ‘s a wrap, but not before thanking the many generous souls… my team at Tiger Lily’s(www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com) Charlie & Company @ Patti’s Portico.

My life is full of beautiful color and I am forever thankful for that.

Somewhere over the rainbow, with all that brilliant color from Valspar & House Beautiful,  I promise Dorothy is right… DREAMS COME TRUE.