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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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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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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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Annie Sloan’s New Color!

Did ya hear the latest? Annie Sloan has released a BRAND NEW COLOR called Lem Lem! It’s a soft green that was inspired by the allium flower fields Annie saw in Africa. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Lem Lem goes to Oxfam to help end famine and poverty. Come see it […]

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Tinting with Old White

Have you ever looked at Antibes Green (or any of Annie Sloan’s other rich, deep hues) and wondered what it would look like lightened up a bit? If you have come into our shop, you have likely seen our “Pantone strip” wall of Florence lightened with Pure White. We also have the handiest visuals of […]

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{verdigreen} nyc at NYFW

We had the pleasure (and honor) of sponsoring talented designer, Irina Shabayeva, for her New York Fashion Week show on Sunday. We met Irina because she was a neighbor to our East Village shop. She sampled some paint (she paints her lovely gowns) and promptly fell in love, as we all do, with Annie Sloan! […]

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ReBlog: Graphite Walls <3

Do you follow Annie Sloan on social media – like Facebook? We do! We love seeing her inspiration pics, before & afters, and shares of others using her products. Today she shared these lovely photos from another blog – a Nordic Interior Design Brand called Sirlig – and we are obsessed with the simple yet […]

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Shibori with Annie Sloan paint

There are days (ok, most days) when the daily tasks involved with owning a small business/retail shop are more than I can muster the energy for. I just can’t help it, it’s the creative in me. I need an art outlet – or an artlet, if you will. 🙂 Ha! Enter: dying fabric with Chalk Paint®. […]

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Black Wax & Dark Wax: Staining Wood

Since Black Wax was announced, we have had several customers request demos (which we will gladly and freely provide in our shops) regarding the difference between the two so we quickly created this Facebook video to hopefully answer questions about using the two waxes as a wood stain. Raw wood is really beautiful stained with […]

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Annie Sloan – NEW White & Black Wax

We are loving the new Annie Sloan waxes!! When she was visiting us in NYC two weeks ago, she announced the new additions to her line on the Country Living Facebook live video. 🙂 The White Wax is a white-hued Soft Wax that gives a gorgeous limed look over raw wood or adds a soft […]

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1 Year Anniversary!

Today marks our 1 year Anniversary (or Shop Birthday) of our East Village location! It’s been such a surreal journey… I have so much to say but am rendered speechless with emotion at the moment so I will come back to this when the words flow more organically. Just know that we have invested our […]

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The Beauty of Sample Pots

Those familiar with Annie Sloan products will note that her Chalk Paint® range comes in two sizes: 32 ounce (quarts) and 4 ounce (sample pots). We are often asked “how far” the paint goes and since I have personally used it for the past 5 years, I am pretty confident in my assessment (with or […]

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Give (or keep!) a Gift from {verdigreen}

The gift-giving season is upon us! Let’s face it, we all know someone who has everything. Heck, that someone may even be us! No worries – give the gift of beautification, therapy in a can, or an experience they will cherish. Our gift certificates are handmade and lovely to give. Just purchase in the denominations […]

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Dreams Fulfilled!

On Friday we celebrated our 2 year Anniversary of {verdigreen} in Montclair. Yana Rodin showcased her lovely art, John Ehlis played mellow jazzy tunes, and Petit Paris supplied the delicious treats. We are so grateful to be a part of this community – thank you for supporting us as we continue to grow and evolve! […]

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Annie Sloan Wax – Tinting Soft Wax & Dark Wax

Annie Sloan developed her own version of a furniture finishing wax specifically to work with her Chalk Paint®. She calls it Soft Wax – it is smoother and softer than the paste wax you’ll find in your local hardware store & non-yellowing unlike the others. We LOVE her Soft Wax and use it to finish […]

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The Tutorialist: Dark Wax

It’s time for another informative post regarding Annie Sloan Dark Wax. Read on below OR come in to either location and we will give you a free waxing demo in person! Dark Wax Uses Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax adds visual interest by casting a warm amber tint to your project and by revealing the underlying […]

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The Tutorialist: Annie Sloan Clear Wax

  “I Have the Clear Wax–Now What?” There are many reasons why one could choose the Annie Sloan Clear Wax as their finish. It instantly gives pieces, a soft, subtle sheen and a workable coat of water-resistant protection. Annie Sloan speaks of her wax in her Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More as her preferred finish […]

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