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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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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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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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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 Custom Headboard

We LOVE an ornate headboard! We purchased this beautiful hand carved antique (you should have seen the footboard!) with the intention of painting it to sell in the shop but before we could do much to it aside from base-coat it, a client walked in who had to have it for her new home in […]

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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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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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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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DOMINO!

We are FLOORED to see our name on the page(s) of Domino Magazine! What a thrill! If you haven’t seen it, here is the link. The article even made it to the Editor’s Picks!! I am feeling verklempt and faint-y right about now. Our mention in Domino was in reference to painting fabric (like a sofa, […]

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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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Artisan Enhancements

Artisan Enhancements is a range of DIY mediums that are non-toxic and work well with Annie Sloan products. We carry the full line of Artisan Enhancements products in our shop & love having a chance to play with them. We often use them for our wall finishes and our most recent project is a perfect […]

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Our Services

Most of you know we are an Annie Sloan Stockist (which is a fancy Euro word for “retailer”)…and we LOVE being an Annie Sloan Stockist…but we are also more than that. We create bespoke vintage redesigned furniture. We support our local artists with our Free Friday program and by showcasing their art and handmade wares […]

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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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