BEFORE & AFTER: I BRAKE FOR YARD SALES-SITTIN’ PRETTY
- I BRAKE FOR YARD SALES
I Brake For Yard Sales is an amazing premise. It stands for value, saving and preserving what is good and old in american furniture today. Anything can be salvaged. Recycling is one strong way to save the earth. Lara Spencer my dear friend believes that. Samantha Knapp and Tiger Lily's do too.
"A Society is defined not only by what it creates but by what it refuses to destroy"
-- John Sawhill, CEO of The Nature Conservancy
and the 12th President of New York University
This is how we found it at Irv & Alexis house. It was a classic hand-me-down. I like to think I know every piece of furniture's story but memory only half the time serves me. I think this belonged to Irv's aunt. There was a pair. The cushion Lara is testing out is all down and feather.
- LARA SPENCER
- UPHOLSTERY CHANGES EVERYTHING
It really had to be kept. We brought to the Tiger Lily's workroom. Tiger Lily's is located at 154 Prospect Street and on line at www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com. We are only family run white glove upholstery studio of our kind. We are not cheap. Everything is done on site and under my eye.It was my call to upholster over the frame. The team together chose the gray paint wash. The fabric is by Robert Allen. All the fabrics we used on that episode were as well.
REVEAL GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY
We can talk cost here. After you take the car off the lot, it depreciates. It dramatically looses value after the next two-to-three operating years. It is why people heavily weigh the decision to buy or lease. You buy the furniture or someone in your family did. That is where your value starts. If someone had amazing taste or you now do, immediately what you own is better then Restoration Hardware. I am sorry to knock big box brands, I am the revitalization type.
- MORE TO COME
More happens on this episode, including a barely make it moment with the reveal drapes trimmed out under all velvet silk. Watch, listen and learn I say. That was the experience I had on I Brake For Yard Sales. I happily share it with you!
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