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The Tutorialist – A luxe and lovely Painted Piano

We love a challenge and our latest custom project was no exception. Our client inherited her Great Grandmother’s Baby Grand Depression Era Piano but it had lost its luster over the years. After touring her home and listening to the story of how much the piano and the matriarch in her family meant to her, […]

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Milk Paint & Chalk Paint® for a Gustavian Look

We purchased this Mahogany Antique Buffet last week and it was in dire need of some R&R. Rather than do the trending wood top and dark base, we opted for a monochromatic grey palette for a Gustavian look. Gustavian style furniture is typically painted a soft, muted grey or white washed with hints of gilding. […]

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Oh My Cod

Today is OPENING DAY of a new local fish & chips take-out dive, Oh My Cod, on Forest Street in Montclair. For those of you following our Facebook page, you know they hired {verdigreen} to redesign the interior of a previous bbq joint so we used a lot of creativity and Chalk Paint® to pull […]

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Paint Technique – Dry Brushing in Layers

We recently got our hands on this solid wood ornately carved beauty (pardon the iPhone shot at night but I just couldn’t wait to snap a shot): Can you even believe it? It is so intricately carved and heavy! But it LOOKS heavy, too and needed some lightening up. There are many approaches to highlighting […]

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Modern Retro inspired paint project

We had fun transforming a boring brown and very dated record player cabinet into this fun modern retro sideboard with a little bit of paint and wax and a lot of imagination. We were inspired by the Modern Retro look (Chapter 3) of Annie Sloan’s book: Room Recipes. Here’s a quick and easy tutorial video on […]

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Paint Project – French Provincial in French Linen

We have been on our Annual Winter Break so in between family trips and visits, I’ve headed to the shop to finish up some projects we started before the holidays. Today I put the finishing touches on this French Provincial headboard. When we rescued it, the wood was in bad shape and I knew it […]

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Retail Display

I am BIG into windows. I love the natural light and I love the invitation they give as you walk past a storefront. So much can be said by a window display and truthfully, I’d love to spend all day on our own at the shop but the reality is I have little time to […]

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Keeping it Simple

I love layering. I love a color wash and a tinted wax. I love sanding and buffing and dry brushing to give detail and dimension to my work. I love playing with products like Craqueleuer and Decoupage. However, I also love just painting and waxing and being done with something. 🙂 Sometimes it’s nice to […]

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Procraftination Project – Winter Wonderland

I have issues. With time and stuff. I want so badly to use my time wisely and spread my work out in a way that keeps things from becoming overwhelming, but the reality is I have two young boys to raise and a shop to keep so my work gets put off until absolutely necessary. […]

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