BEFORE & AFTER: NEW PEEPS IN MY POSSE

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YOU DON’T WANT’EM DRAKE?
GIVE THEM TO ME!
#newfriends

BEFORE & AFTER: NEW PEEPS IN MY POSSE

Drake doesn’t want them, but I do. ¬†I am proud to profess, I have new peeps in my posse ūüôā

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LAURA BEHIND THE SCENES
TALK TO THE HAND
KEEP TWEETING

Laura gave me the inside on Drake. I can’t take credit. Ask me about music and I am bound to tell you #bobmarley #onelove or that I loved the music from Broadway’s “Book Of Mormon..” I love the show and the thumbs up for gays. I give thumbs up, they give me ruby slippers. More on that later but ¬†if you’ve seen it, you might agree Laura’s giving the Hasa Diga Eobowai here. She apparently doesn’t want anymore peeps herself spent the morning trying to raise our numbers. The limit for the day is 1,000. ¬†I am 52 twitters strong @talktigerlilys. Follow me friends clearly I need more.

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FOLLOW & TWEET ME
@talktigerlilys
http://twitter.com/talktigerlilys

Here’s some interesting facts: I found this on the website expandedramblings.com:

Arguably to get to the land of #beliebers I have some distance to cover. I return back to the yellow brick road and the friends I met along the way and one that is a new twitter friend and overall blog fan. Enter Susan Jensen Smith @yourhomebetter. She recently shared my story:

http://yourhomeonlybetter.com/the-wizard-of-art-and-upcycling/

The blog is called the “Wizard-of-Art and Upcycling. I am not sure I could say it any better myself. This does after all have to do with my Wizard of Oz booth. Here goes nothing…

BEFORE

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BEFORE
SOFA IN SAD SHAPE
BOUGHT ON THE CHEAP $35.00

Here’s the sofa. It was bought on the cheap. I love to give to charity. That ‘s what this project was about. Design On A Dime for Housing Works. Everything I put into the booth raised money for the cause. I had to be resourceful. The upholstery we do in our custom workroom, http://www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com, is artisan in nature. It can be pricey and here I had ¬†to save a buck. To cut the cost, I literally cut out the back.

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CUT THE COST
CUT THE BACK

¬†Once the back was out, the sofa became a day-bed. Less fabric, less labor and less out of pocket for me. We upholstered the daybed in Robert Allen’s Tularosa in Stirling.

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AFTER:
DYNAMO DAYBED

The Dynamo Daybed debuted in my Wizard of Oz booth. The new Queens in my posse loved it. It got two ruby slipper’s up.

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IF THE SHOE FITS
ROCK IT

I generally finish my blog with a sell. I can’t sell the daybed. It sold. ¬†I can pitch ny new friends, ¬†Second Shout Out. Find some of my favorite “afters,” vintage finds and one-of-a-kind pieces at their website http://www.secondshoutout.com. A portion of the proceeds if you by my goods, go directly to me or pays Laura’s salary. Support our cause! Buy.

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SECOND SHOUT OUT SELL
http://www.secondshoutout.com

 

To all my new friends, peeps in my posse, thank you for sharing in this journey with me…If the shoe fits rock it! Thank you all for continued support. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

 

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē¬†Bob Marley

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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:

‚ÄúMere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ‚ÄĚ

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.

JERRY MCGUIRE MANIFESTO #9: ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES

JERRY MCGUIRE MANIFESTO #9: ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES

This is the first sign of whats to come. More blogs. I had Nick The Intern start this one, so let that be a warning, like my sister Felice’s favorite book growing up by Sesame Street, narrated by the shaggy blue monster Grover. “There’s a Monster at the End of this Book.”

This is my book, I hope you’re reading chapter by chapter as it unfolds. The Jerry McGuire Manifesto, on the New York Time’s Best Seller, author Samantha Beth Knapp. Last name, chosen. It belongs to my step father. I took it as a commitment to family.

Before: Our Unfinished Road SIgns

FOLLOW THE SHINE TO THE RIGHT PATH
SAMANTHA KNAPP FOR ROBERT ALLEN
DESIGN ON A DIME

The sign in its BEFORE shot, as Nick the Intern and family designed it. It happened on his sick day. I am still constantly thinking about that. Two -weeks on the job and already a sick day? I worked corporate. I wasn’t always the boss lady. I know the tricks of these dear things.

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BEFORE: I AM GIVING AN ASSIGNMENT
#NICKTHEINTERN #DADSERGIO

HERE’S NICK: “With Design on a Dime, coming up on the 25th of April our team has plenty of important tasks to handle and Sam sure does put pressure!¬†Here she is with my dad planting a seed…. Sort-to speak. Laura, like always trying to catch me off guard, but of course I was paying attention.”

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WE DID SAY LAURA WAS BEHIND THE CAMERA
WITH HER BOYFRIEND #71 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Nick’s right, I have a bit of perfectionist in me. It wakes me up and gets me into the office without makeup. We are crushing this week. SERIOULY. I’ve got to give it to my team. They support it all. ¬†Nick’s got his Dad involved supporting our number one Jerry McGuire Manifesto rule, it is all about keepinng it in the family. Sergio wears a blue-tooth just like bob.

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I DON’T WEAR MAKEUP
SERGIO WEARS A BLUE TOOTH

Here’s Bob at the install. He might just be talking to BK in this moment. This is the BEFORE: We are staging. The first tip to staging is make it look like a dream. Create a story abou the people who will live here. Put it out to the universe. Tiger Lily’s Greenwich and Samantha Knapp think the homeowner has a fresh mind. The homeowner is creative. The homeowner never talks cost.

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BEFORE: STAGING
LET THERE BE LIGHT & PAY WITH A FEATHER

The AFTER is a statement in living the dream.

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AFTER: THESE WALLS CAN SPEAK
THANKS BOB

This is an AFTER I am super proud of. We created a home that stands up to the Central Park view. All signs in this apartment point to yes. The next one I will use a reverse tease. Read my next blog for the before. The story’s a quick reminder that sometimes it takes two steps back.

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AFTER:KEEP READING
A TEASE TO BEFORE
USE US FOR STAGING
http://www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com

There’s the sell, use us for staging. Image is everything when it comes to the buy. Imagine and creativity draw attention. I can’t wait to reveal our booth for Housing Works Design On A Dime. This year we take you on a journey to Emerald City where time goes back and forth on a coexisting continuim. Dorothy gets a little older but like Betsy my loving and beautiful mother who I work with, never looses her edge or her draw.

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Dorothy’s a little less naive after fighting witches and saving munchkin villlage. She is learned a thing or two about how to lead people down a Yellow Brick Road. The pide piper she dances and energy grows with her down the road.

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HOUSING WORKS: DESIGN ON A DIME
THE POWER OF OUR FLOWER
SAMANTHA KNAPP FOR ROBERT ALLEN
DOROTHY’S DRESSING ROOM

Dorothy says there is no place like home. I am a believer. Tiger Lily’s absolutely 100% stands for that. We are a family through and through. Our path is together and it always point to yes. Thank you guys. You rocking my dream true.

“Well, I… I think that it… that it wasn’t enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em… and it’s that if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”

 

For more information on Tiger Lily’s services visit out website http://www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com.