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Mother’s Day is Sunday!

We asked Montclair Mommas whatTHEY want for Mother’s Day: – A much-needed vacation– A day without making decisions or cooking meals– Time to do something creative and alone– Champagne and chocolate cake (that isn’t shared) Here’s our gift ideas: If mom wants:  A much-needed vacationOur {verdigreen} hotel in Woodstock (Twin Gables)is offering both Getaway Gift Certificates and aSummer 2020 […]

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TikTok Mini Tutorials

We succumbed to the pressure of learning yet another social media channel: TikTok. We realize it’s mainly for teenage bedroom dances but Quarantine has left us with a desire to be mindlessly entertained. There is a definite learning curve but take a look at some of our recent posts: Painting an Upholstered Mid Century Sofa […]

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Shop Update

We have been updating our Social Media and newsletters to reflect our current status however just to make sure we get the message across to all of our customers: Our brick + mortar location in Montclair has been temporarily closed due to covid-19. We are accepting online orders for pick up (no contact curbside) and […]

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Before + After – Napoleonic Blue with a Black Wax finish

If you follow us on social media (Facebook or Instagram) then you likely have already seen this gorgeous transformation. Perhaps you’d like to rest your eyes on it again, though…it’s really that good! Our friend Noel of Beam and Bloom asked us to help her create a custom finish for her design client. The existing […]

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Chinoiserie Inspiration

We are in the process of renovating and redesigning a historic boutique hotel in Woodstock, NY and in doing so I have had the opportunity to really play with Annie Sloan products. When I designed this particular suite, I knew I wanted a Chinoiserie painted dresser. The room aesthetic is inspired by this RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous […]

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The Tutorialist: Dry Brushing

If you’ve been using Annie Sloan paint or following along with our blog, you have probably heard us say the words “dry brushing” in reference to a technique we often employ. Today, we thought we would provide an example of a piece that was SOLELY dry brushed so you can see what it looks like […]

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Black Friday SALE + Small Business Saturday

It’s the busiest week for most small business in retail + while we love and appreciate all the support, we don’t want to cut our family time short. So this year we are closing on Black Friday (in addition to Thanksgiving) and offering an online sale instead! All GIFT CERTIFICATES purchased HERE on our website […]

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The Tutorialist – Vintage Foxed Mirror

You guys, I know I say this with each project but this one is my favorite! It’s such a fun DIY and gives very cool results regardless of your technique. I wanted to wait until after our workshop so I could share some varying photos for it so I am finally able to post the […]

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The Tutorialist – Modern + Masculine

We found a dated dresser that needed a serious makeover so we chose an oldie but goodie finish to give it a modern masculine aesthetic. Here’s how we did it: wipe down the piece of furniture you are painting. No sanding or priming is required when using Chalk Paint as long as the surface finish isn’t […]

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The Tutorialist – Dark + Dramatic

Our client wasn’t able to find a vanity for her powder room that worked finish-wise so she purchased a brand new one and hired us to custom paint it. When it arrived newly unboxed to the shop, we were taken aback by the factory finish. It looked as if it were sprayed with a white […]

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Ask + You Shall Receive: NEW COLORS!!

We are taking a brief break from obsessively painting with the two new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors to announce them. 🙂 You will be pleased to see they were customer request colors!! The first is OXFORD NAVY: Oxford Navy is an inky, traditional navy blue which evokes the strong, august blue of academic insignia […]

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Fan Favorite – Ombre Wall

We love highlighting favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects here and this gorgeous wall has been in our top 5 for a year+! Annie’s son, Felix Sloan, created this oceanic ombre blend using Chalk Paint® in Provence and Aubusson Blue. Felix started by painting the top third of the wall with Aubusson Blue. He then […]

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Annie Sloan Wax Brush – The Lowdown

Every day we are asked the question, “do I really need a wax brush? ” We love being able to explain the benefits and give our customers options for their projects so we thought we’d help our readers do the same! The Elusive Annie Sloan Wax Brush: here’s what you need to know. It comes […]

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The Tutorialist – French Flea Market Finish

In the spirit of Summer holidays to faraway foreign lands, we finished this lovely petite bombe chest in a style reminiscent of a Parisian antique. To learn how we did it, read below: Here’s how we did it: Wipe down the piece of furniture you are painting. No sanding or priming is required when using […]

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Annual Annie Sloan Training

Last week I had the honor and privilege to take a “continued education” style workshop with Annie Sloan. Anytime Annie traverses the Atlantic to come to Greater New York, I make it a point to stop everything I am doing and visit with her! I left the shop in Mollie’s capable hands, dropped the kids […]

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