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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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Tis the Season (to update your fireplace)

We have had quite a few customers come in the past month who wanted to update their fireplace/mantle/brick/tile surround. What we tell them is always to check with their township first as some permitting may be required to paint their fireplaces…and then we proceed with our expert advice. 🙂 We realized that many of our […]

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Using White Wax & Black Wax to add patina to grey

Every once in a while, we paint something and say to ourselves “wow, we forgot how amazing that looked!”…okay fine, we do it literally every day. This week was no exception. We painted over this horrendously spray painted desk with Paris Grey Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, then white waxed the top and black waxed […]

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TOP 10 of 2016

We were curious about our best selling colors last year so we ran a report and put together a TOP 10 List of Annie Sloan colors (based on the number of quarts sold). We were surprised to learn that you loved Pure White and Old White equally so there was a tie for the #1 […]

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French Linen Secretary – French Style

We are currently working on the most beautiful custom kitchen – part of which is styling a secretary in the adjoining breakfast nook to fit cohesively within the finish palette. The original finish on the secretary was the reproduction French Provincial fruitwood from the 60s and in need of some updating. After consulting with the […]

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Color Me Happy with BARCELONA ORANGE

I live a colorful life & love it when my customers come in and ask for something other than white. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, a white, light airy aesthetic is so pleasing and calming…I even have an all neutral room at home (our master bedroom) despite how Boho I am everywhere else. However a […]

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Painted Kitchen – Old Ochre

As you know, we close the week between Christmas and New Years Eve every year to recharge our batteries, reflect on the year and refresh our perspective. As chance would have it, we were hired for a custom project this very same week so our time of reflection will happen during painting which is really […]

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Hummunah Hummunah

Hi. I am in love. LUST, really. Annie Sloan outdid herself with the new colors this time! We just completed this gorgeous buffet in Amsterdam Green and Honfleur and want to hold hands and dance in a circle. Who will join us? Come see for yourself. 182 Glenridge Ave in Montclair. More pics on Facebook […]

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The NEW COLORS have arrived!

Annie Sloan released THREE new colors this year and we finally have all of them in our possession at {verdigreen}! Earlier this Summer, Giverny (a bright, clean blue) graced us with its presence. Today, I received our very first shipment of Honfleur and Amsterdam Green! Honfleur is interesting because customers often ask for brown Chalk […]

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So easy a kid can do it!

Today we are sharing a Before & After our {verdigreen} shop elves did. So, full disclosure: my boys have grown up furniture picking and painting so they have more than typical kid-experience choosing color and painting. We bought a pine IKEA Rast dresser to organize their bedroom before school starts & my big guy decided […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Levine

Every so often, our shop brings us a connection that feels like magic. Truthfully, this happens more often than not. I have felt very fortunate over the past 6 years at the chance meetings that have materialized as a result of opening {verdigreen}. One such meeting was with local artist, Jennifer Levine. She came into […]

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New Color!! GIVERNY

Annie came out with a new lovely color of Chalk Paint® called Giverny, named for the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home.  What we love about the color is it is clear, clean, crisp and bright so it mixes gorgeous sharp hues with depth. Take a look at Annie’s stir sticks below mixed with […]

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Stenciling Stairs

We love the creative ways our customers use Annie Sloan products! Anna, a lovely local, asked if we could show her how to stencil her stair risers (with Annie Sloan Stencils and Chalk Paint®) to create a more charming, original space. We worked together – using Greek Blue and Napoleonic Blue – to transform her […]

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Black Wax – Back to Black

Do you follow us on Instagram? Find us here. We post inspiration pics, some personal photos and selfies, and lots of videos! Here is our latest – showing how to apply Annie Sloan Black Wax on a custom mix table we painted: SEE IT HERE. Here is some info on Black Wax from Annie Sloan […]

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Tints

We are often asked about mixing colors with Annie Sloan paint and if it is easy or not. Our answer is YES!!! So easy and such a beautiful result, every time, because Annie Sloan colors do not “muddy” when mixed. We love showing our customers how beautiful they are mixed together but a simple way […]

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Framed!

One of our favorite projects at the Makers’ Space is painting frames. It takes less than half an hour, very little paint, and inevitably creates a beautiful finish – quick and easy gratification! Today, our customer Kris brought us a very generic frame — the “splattered faux aluminum” look that many store-bought frames posses…like so […]

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Custom Color Mixing & Fun Paint Projects

We’ve been having fun in the shop lately working on custom pieces and painted projects. If you visit us in our Montclair shop or NYC shop or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you get to see sneak peeks into our creative process on a daily basis. For those who don’t, here are a couple of […]

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Easter Display

Louis rocked our Easter window in the East Village – we love his palette choice and use of Annie Sloan paint to create this Spring Awakening display:

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