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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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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 – 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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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 – 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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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 – 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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The Tutorialist – Classic Finish: Old White & Aged

Every so often, a piece of furniture calls for a classic aged look without any bells or whistles or special techniques…and if done well, it looks authentic and charming! We are going to tell you how to achieve that look by using a simple method. Read on! In this scenario, our client had antique ladder […]

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Malachite Dreams

We are feeling grateful for our newest interior design client because her commercial space project is right up our aesthetic alley! Her vision for the space is “Enchanted Forest” which could not be more our jam. 🙂 Since she is an Energy Healer (Shaman) we proposed a Malachite finish on the ceiling of her healing […]

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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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