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Local Maker Spotlight: Bowered & Bare

When we opened our first brick & mortar shop about 3 years ago, I reached out to other local makers to see if they wanted to sell their handmade home goods at {verdigreen}. I wanted to showcase the local talent and offer and variety of treats while supporting other families who were pursuing the same […]

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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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Mix It Monday – Greige Luxury

This old gal was lackluster and in need of some major love. We came up with the perfect Chalk Paint® greige – a Coco and French Linen mix of Annie Sloan hues – and restyled her to perfection. The top was stenciled with a Royal Designs stencil called Moroccan Trellis with the same mix (with Old […]

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Ethnic Textiles for the Folk Bohemian in me

One of my favorite things to do is take a beautiful but forgotten piece of furniture and redesign it for a modern space. This can require a new color palette in paints and textiles, a new finish, a complete tear down and rebuild, or just some TLC. Each vintage lovely I purchase is special and […]

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Black Wax & Dark Wax: Staining Wood

Since Black Wax was announced, we have had several customers request demos (which we will gladly and freely provide in our shops) regarding the difference between the two so we quickly created this Facebook video to hopefully answer questions about using the two waxes as a wood stain. Raw wood is really beautiful stained with […]

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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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Custom Color Mixing & Fun Paint Projects

We’ve been having fun in the shop lately working on custom pieces and painted projects. If you visit us in our Montclair shop or NYC shop or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you get to see sneak peeks into our creative process on a daily basis. For those who don’t, here are a couple of […]

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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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East Village Tuesdays – Art Night at {verdigreen}

Thanks so much for coming to support our artist, Carrie Pradieu, and supporting your local art scene! We had such a fantastic time and were extremely pleased with the turn out. Sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on future events. Here are some photos of our […]

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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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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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Free Friday: A Night of Art – Jeff Musillo

Our first Free Friday of the year is just two weeks in! Woohoo for 2016! 🙂 We are hosting another “Night of Art” at our East Village location, this Friday, January 8th from 5-7pm. This time, we are showcasing local artist JEFF MUSILLO. His artwork is vibrant and emotive and we can’t wait to share […]

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January Class List & Calendar for Montclair

Are you ready for a workshop? This is perfect painting weather – get your painting clothes on and come on in for some fun & inspiration! Our workshops are posted here (sign up online or call or come into the shop) and below you will find the class list for January 2016:

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Watercolors with Annie Sloan

We love playing with paint at {verdigreen} in our Design Studio Makers’ Space! Recently, a designer needed a custom lampshade for a client so it was the perfect opportunity to incorporate the watercolor technique with our Chalk Paint® palette – inspired by the Pantone Color(s) of the Year. To do this at home, add ample water […]

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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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