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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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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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You Can’t Sit With Us – a Private *cheeky* Workshop

We had a good time today at our one-on-one workshop. Our student wanted to learn how to Decoupage and one of my favorite techniques is to layer decoupaged paper with Annie Sloan Craqueleur then wax, so that’s what we did! Here’s a mini tutorial on how to achieve this look at home. We started with […]

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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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Tinting with Old White

Have you ever looked at Antibes Green (or any of Annie Sloan’s other rich, deep hues) and wondered what it would look like lightened up a bit? If you have come into our shop, you have likely seen our “Pantone strip” wall of Florence lightened with Pure White. We also have the handiest visuals of […]

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New Color!! GIVERNY

Annie came out with a new lovely color of Chalk Paint® called Giverny, named for the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home.  What we love about the color is it is clear, clean, crisp and bright so it mixes gorgeous sharp hues with depth. Take a look at Annie’s stir sticks below mixed with […]

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You Tube – Tune In!

I have been told (asked? not really…not with my customers! lol) repeatedly to film more tutorials and y’all know I am not so comfortable in front of a camera but I have finally submitted to creating them because I have found it so helpful to refer to them at the shop. I am going to […]

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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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Black Wax – Back to Black

Do you follow us on Instagram? Find us here. We post inspiration pics, some personal photos and selfies, and lots of videos! Here is our latest – showing how to apply Annie Sloan Black Wax on a custom mix table we painted: SEE IT HERE. Here is some info on Black Wax from Annie Sloan […]

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Tints

We are often asked about mixing colors with Annie Sloan paint and if it is easy or not. Our answer is YES!!! So easy and such a beautiful result, every time, because Annie Sloan colors do not “muddy” when mixed. We love showing our customers how beautiful they are mixed together but a simple way […]

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{verdigreen} at DOAD NYC

We have been working diligently on a very special redesign for Zoe Oliphant, local designer extraordinaire. She is one of 60 designers participating in creating vignettes to be auctioned off for charity at the Annual Design on a Dime Benefit for Housing Works NYC. Read all about it here. We started with a green metal […]

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1 Year Anniversary!

Today marks our 1 year Anniversary (or Shop Birthday) of our East Village location! It’s been such a surreal journey… I have so much to say but am rendered speechless with emotion at the moment so I will come back to this when the words flow more organically. Just know that we have invested our […]

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{verdigreen} locations & hours

We have two locations to best serve you, plus our online shop! If you can’t make it during business hours but want to make an appointment to come in, please call the Chalk Paint® hotline at 917.297.8892. We have been using Annie Sloan paint and products for years and have lots to share with you. Come in & […]

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Easter Display

Louis rocked our Easter window in the East Village – we love his palette choice and use of Annie Sloan paint to create this Spring Awakening display:

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Easter Eggs with Chalk Paint(R)

Louis and I had fun this week using Scandinavian Pink and English Yellow in Annie Sloan’s palette to paint wooden eggs, then Decoupage bird scenes (from cocktail napkins!) then gild. Such a quick, easy and gratifying project! See the photo progression below & follow us on Instagram for more ideas:

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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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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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Painting Fabric with Chalk Paint® – Before & After(s)

Many of you have heard you can paint fabric with Chalk Paint® (yes, you can!) – and we have done several projects ourselves you are welcome to come see (and feel) for yourself in the shop. One of our all-time faves is the HUGE vinyl Mid-Century Modern sofa in our Montclair Makers’ Space: When painting with […]

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Rescue. Rehab. Redesign. Repeat.

I am a rescuer. A huge part of the appeal of upcycling for me is the treasure hunt. Saving something from a fate of being thrown out or used for kindling just feels good. I feel like a bit of a hero, and I really shouldn’t, but it helps my self-esteem, so… My steps are […]

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