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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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The Tutorialist – Golden Nude

We are so thrilled with the response this particular finish has gotten this weekend on our FB & IG. I took a screen shot below but here is the IG post of the video showing me waxing the piece…almost 1500 views and 300 likes! Wow. That’s a lot of attention (by our little shop’s standards) […]

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The Tutorialist – Custom Blue Buffet

We love a good statement finish! Today’s Tutorial is a simple one…we show you how to achieve this beautiful bespoke blue: Here’s how we did it: Wipe down the piece of furniture you are painting. Mix the custom blue by pouring equal parts of Giverny Chalk Paint®* and Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint® into a mason jar and […]

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Christmas Tree Workshop

We had so much fun at our Christmas Tree workshop last Saturday! As per usual, we didn’t take photos of the larger workshop later in the day, but we did remember during our one-on-one private workshop with our awesome customer, Glenda, earlier. Glenda, hard at work staining her tree base (made of raw pine) with […]

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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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Where’s Brooklyn at?? New Upcoming Workshops!

We were so honored (and thrilled) when BUST Magazine reached out and asked us to be a part of this year’s Craftacular in Brooklyn! We are setting up shop – come visit us at Table 113 on Sunday, December 10th – and teaching some classes, to boot! This year the BUST gals are doing it […]

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Outrageously Remarkable?

Dean Caravelis is my entrepreneurial spirit animal. He is not only full of clever ideas, he follows through with his dreams and puts actions to his plans. He was a packaged deal with my husband, Travis, because they were best buds and I got a two-for-one. I inherited him as my own best friend shortly […]

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Mercury Glass Bombé Chest

We had the opportunity to recreate our Mercury Glass Finish for a client this week and we were so excited to glam up her dated bombé chest. The original finish left a lot to be desired but it did have a very cool texture that we knew would work well with a vintage mirror glass look. […]

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The Tutorialist – Restoration Hardware Finish

Our local design client recently purchased dining room chairs from Restoration Hardware. Although they were a beautiful compliment to the table we selected for her, they didn’t have a true “finish” on them and were left raw thus her children quickly stained the seats just from everyday use. Within a month, they looked like this: […]

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The Tutorialist – Painted Canvas Photography Backdrop

If you’ve visited our studio this Fall, you may have noticed our newly painted floor: We used Chalk Paint®, a Royal Design Stencil, and Annie Sloan Lacquer to update the sad wood laminate.  When Brittany, of Little Nest Photography Studio, saw the new floor update she had a creative idea: to paint a canvas in […]

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Love Where You Live

Hi all, I am going to address something here after much deliberation because so many of our customers have seen the paper and asked us the details… For those of you following the town drama… I sent a response to the article tonight…see below. (Will attach the link to it here for those who haven’t […]

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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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Painted Halloween Decor Ideas & a new Workshop

Every year around this time I start thinking about seasonal decorations and how to DIY something cute and crafty. We have had our share of painted Halloween workshops at {verdigreen}…here are some of our faves, including one that made it in to Huffington Post! These skulls were painted with Chalk Paint® then gilded and have […]

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The Tutorialist – Sweet Pink Pearl

When our friend and local designer, Nara, came to the shop to discuss this project, we were so excited to be a part of it! Her client was expecting a baby and didn’t know the gender but handed her envelope over to Nara so she could have the nursery ready when she came home from […]

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