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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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Before + After: A DIY Graphite Brick Fireplace Makeover

We always ask our customers to share their DIY project pics with us and often post them to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Occasionally, the project is so transformative yet so inexpensive and quick and easy that we really want to reach as many potential DIY-ers as possible so we opt to share here on our […]

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Three New Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors!!

Annie Sloan recently launched THREE new colors based on her visit to The Charleston House, a well-known home for artists in the UK. We are SMITTEN with them because they are as usual super rich, saturated colors that look gorgeous at home on walls, floors, and furniture. The first of the three is called “Rodmell”…Rodmell […]

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2018 Transformation & our Butterfly Buffet

Wow, what a year 2018 has been! Thanks to all of you who have journeyed with us online or as customers of the shop. We wouldn’t be here without your support! We consider 2018 to be a year of transformation for us in many ways…to honor it (& because I kept dreaming of butterflies) I asked […]

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Hygge Holiday

This day is always an emotional one for me. I’m full of gratitude because so many of you have chosen to spend such a meaningful moment with us (Krisztina, Santa, & I) at the shop. ♥️ I get to see lots of eyes full of wonder (& also some full of tears) and it’s a […]

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The Lexington Hotel Design Project

If you have been following along on Instagram and Facebook, then you know I have been working in NYC the past 5 months…designing and painting and creating magic with my partner Beth of our firm, fringe. We successfully transformed six signature suites at The Lexington Hotel into experiential stays for guests with personal connections, vignetted […]

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Seasonal Decor Idea – Chalk Painted Pumpkins

We love a quick and easy DIY project! We started with foam pumpkins from the craft store and created three different designs: Graphite Basecoat with chalk marker hand-lettering & spiderweb Paris Grey Basecoat with “watercolored” Chalk Paint® (for this we watered our paint down significantly by 80% and spritzed it through a spray bottle) Old […]

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Paint Project – Stenciling Wallpaper with Chalk Paint

Our design firm (fringe) was hired to redesign the signature suites at The Lexington Hotel in NYC. One of the suites, The Godfrey, needed a masculine treatment to a bedroom wall…but we weren’t feeling a new wallpaper so we chose a Royal Design Stencil, mixed  Giverny & Napoleonic Blue and created our own! Here are […]

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Transfer Leaf – so easy a kid can do it!

We posted this video on Instagram about a week ago and had quite the response! We were surprised at how many of you hadn’t used Transfer Leaf and also that the general consensus was that it was difficult…so we created this video to prove otherwise! 🙂 Stay tuned here to see how the chairs turned […]

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The Tutorialist – Layered and Luxe

A friend of mine (& fellow decorative painter) asked about this finish today and I couldn’t believe I never posted the tutorial! Things have been really busy with {verdigreen} because of all the design work we’ve taken on, and it somehow slipped through the cracks…but this was a fan favorite for sure so here’s the […]

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The Tutorialist – a Hamptons style Dining Room Update

We just finished a lovely dining room project and had to share the photos and instructions in hopes to inspire others to recreate this quick and easy update. We were referred to this client from her designer who had already suggested she paint her dining room furniture to update the look. Based on the new […]

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Annie Sloan Visit!

We were thrilled to see Annie Sloan back in New York again! It had been almost two years since we hosted her in our East Village location for press workshops. We drove up to the quaint town of Rhinebeck, NY and back in a day just to spend a few hours with her. This time, […]

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Before & After – Marble Top Custom Table Finish

A dear friend of mine, Jenna, owns a local boutique called Little Black Dress. It’s on Church Street in Montclair and she carries the cutest, feminine clothing. After moving into her new location, she realized her existing table felt too dark and heavy so she asked if I would custom finish it for her. She […]

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A Visual Share…Design on a Dime NYC 2018

We were selected as a featured designer for Design on a Dime NYC 2018. Some of you may remember the event we participated in from last year. In case you missed it, here is an article from Baristanet explaining what the fundraiser is all about. We helped to raise over 1.2 million dollars for Housing Works […]

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