BEFORE & AFTER: AN UNUSUAL PAIR

BEFORE & AFTER: AN UNUSUAL PAIR

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AFTER:
BUY ME: $895.00 Pair
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What makes a good pair, a good couple?  Emily Bronte in Wuthering Heights says, “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”  It is likeness and difference at the same time that completes the circle and secures the bond.

BEFORE:

I found this pair the last day of Spring Brimfield. There are pluses and minuses to shopping the last day.  Arguably the whole place has been picked over. The first day is like when the Thanksgiving Turkey comes out of the oven. It is plump, fresh, delicatiable, everyone wants a piece. The last day is the pickings. The bird is down to the bone and well it takes an expert to find any white meat. Bawk Bawk!

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BEFORE:
BRIMFIELD FIND
LAST DAY: ASK FOR A BARGAIN

If you have a van and arm strength that can schelp a piece of furniture back to your vechicle you are in the cat bird’s seat. No longer are you the turkey but the cat that hunts it.  You can offer a deal to a vendor that bases on carting the furniture home ALONE they can’t refuse.

 

That is how I came to purchase, own and tweak the tables I found at Brimfield. I put out an offer the dealer couldn’t refuse. The two tables which are awesome in size, shape, color and function came home with me. A new journey and new beginning made me think that I wanted them to look a little bit different.

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LAYERS STRIPED
REVEALS HISTORY

I started the stripping with one. I loved the original color but also love what lays beneath. Sometimes it is nice to see layers. I think it adds to the story. Other times the story is so old, you just straight lacquer paint.

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PAIRS THAT CHANGE TOGETHER

 

 

When of a pair, changes and new layers are revealed, you can only hope that the partner changes too. You want things that belong together to evolve and change together. If they have been together long enough, weathered the same storms and came out into the smooth sunset together, there is an excellent chance that they will morph and when they change, they will change together and still appear as a pair. That happened

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When you are you are a good pair, you are a like and different.  A good pair is priceless.   Like Bonnie & Clyde and if they are really perfect together.  They can make you money and they can make you smile.

AFTER:

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AFTER:
BUY ME: $895.00 Pair
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The perfect pair goes into the before together and comes out stronger together in the after. It is layers deep. . I like how completely together these two end tables are and yet how different they are. Mounted to the wall on either side of the bed is how I see this pair. I see a loving couple sharing that experience. They are both the same and different.

We loved with a love that was more than love
Edgar Allan Poe

#ONE LOVE

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL: BEFORE & AFTER

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, how do I make my walls look tall? Mirrors are an important element in decorating. They function to reflect light, opening spaces and creating new balance to any room. When I shop for a mirrors, I look for textured framing, unusual shapes, a mixture of contemporay and traditional frames, and unusual combinations. Sometimes a collection of small mirrors can take the place of one statement mirror, while other times there’s only one.

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I found this mirror at an antique center in Stamford, CT. I loved the size and the metal framing. Inside the workroom at Tiger Lily’s Greenwich, I peeled back some of the heavy paint with an electric sander. It gave me new color tones and allowed for different shading to peek through. I finished the frame with a clear varnish. It now hangs in a client’s front foyer creating an amazing openess to the space while giving everyone one last chance to look in the mirror before heading out the door!Image

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TAKE A SEAT: BEFORE & AFTER

TAKE A SEAT: BEFORE & AFTER

We love a good challenge. A 1970s facelift is right up our alley. This chairs were brought at a thrift shop for $100.00 for the pair. Once in the store went to town stripped the old fabric, added a grayish-wash on the wood and reupholstered in a beautiful gray-white linen from the Italian textile house Telafina.

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For more information on upholstering your own furniture or to buy this beautiful new pair, contact http://www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com.