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The Tutorialist – Dark + Dramatic

Our client wasn’t able to find a vanity for her powder room that worked finish-wise so she purchased a brand new one and hired us to custom paint it. When it arrived newly unboxed to the shop, we were taken aback by the factory finish. It looked as if it were sprayed with a white […]

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Ask + You Shall Receive: NEW COLORS!!

We are taking a brief break from obsessively painting with the two new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors to announce them. 🙂 You will be pleased to see they were customer request colors!! The first is OXFORD NAVY: Oxford Navy is an inky, traditional navy blue which evokes the strong, august blue of academic insignia […]

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Fan Favorite – Ombre Wall

We love highlighting favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects here and this gorgeous wall has been in our top 5 for a year+! Annie’s son, Felix Sloan, created this oceanic ombre blend using Chalk Paint® in Provence and Aubusson Blue. Felix started by painting the top third of the wall with Aubusson Blue. He then […]

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Annie Sloan Wax Brush – The Lowdown

Every day we are asked the question, “do I really need a wax brush? ” We love being able to explain the benefits and give our customers options for their projects so we thought we’d help our readers do the same! The Elusive Annie Sloan Wax Brush: here’s what you need to know. It comes […]

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The Tutorialist – French Flea Market Finish

In the spirit of Summer holidays to faraway foreign lands, we finished this lovely petite bombe chest in a style reminiscent of a Parisian antique. To learn how we did it, read below: Here’s how we did it: Wipe down the piece of furniture you are painting. No sanding or priming is required when using […]

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Before + After: A DIY Graphite Brick Fireplace Makeover

We always ask our customers to share their DIY project pics with us and often post them to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Occasionally, the project is so transformative yet so inexpensive and quick and easy that we really want to reach as many potential DIY-ers as possible so we opt to share here on our […]

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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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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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Paint Project – Stenciling Wallpaper with Chalk Paint

Our design firm (fringe) was hired to redesign the signature suites at The Lexington Hotel in NYC. One of the suites, The Godfrey, needed a masculine treatment to a bedroom wall…but we weren’t feeling a new wallpaper so we chose a Royal Design Stencil, mixed  Giverny & Napoleonic Blue and created our own! Here are […]

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Transfer Leaf – so easy a kid can do it!

We posted this video on Instagram about a week ago and had quite the response! We were surprised at how many of you hadn’t used Transfer Leaf and also that the general consensus was that it was difficult…so we created this video to prove otherwise! 🙂 Stay tuned here to see how the chairs turned […]

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The Tutorialist – Layered and Luxe

A friend of mine (& fellow decorative painter) asked about this finish today and I couldn’t believe I never posted the tutorial! Things have been really busy with {verdigreen} because of all the design work we’ve taken on, and it somehow slipped through the cracks…but this was a fan favorite for sure so here’s the […]

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The Tutorialist – a Hamptons style Dining Room Update

We just finished a lovely dining room project and had to share the photos and instructions in hopes to inspire others to recreate this quick and easy update. We were referred to this client from her designer who had already suggested she paint her dining room furniture to update the look. Based on the new […]

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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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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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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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