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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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The Tutorialist – Custom Pretty in Pink

We just finished this gorgeous antique “dressing table” for our client and we HAD to share it with you! She purchased it from a local antique shop and it looked like this: We did a color consultation and our client fell in love with the pink finish shown here: We had our carpenter extraordinaire remove […]

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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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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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Graphite with Black Wax on a Custom Chair

We just finished these lovely, luxe armchairs for a special design client. We collaborated with our design partner, Beth at Escura Interiors, to create a beautiful bespoke moment using rich, purple velvet and a black and white birch branch textile framed by a deep black wood tone created by finishing Graphite with Black Wax. When painting […]

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Azie Shelhorse for Design on a Dime NYC 2017

For those of you following along on Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) you have heard our exciting news about Housing Works’ Design on a Dime event. George Oliphant, of NBC’s George to the Rescue, asked me to be his designer for a vignette at Design on a Dime this year! **Housing Works is a […]

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Mix It Monday: Electric Supernova Hues

Annie Sloan is known for her artist’s palette of paint colors. She was inspired by art and nature and places she has traveled and it shows in her color choices here. She intentionally did not add black to her paint colors so when mixed they wouldn’t muddy, thus we have options of endless possibilities when color […]

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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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