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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 – 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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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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Graphite with Black Wax on a Custom Chair

We just finished these lovely, luxe armchairs for a special design client. We collaborated with our design partner, Beth at Escura Interiors, to create a beautiful bespoke moment using rich, purple velvet and a black and white birch branch textile framed by a deep black wood tone created by finishing Graphite with Black Wax. When painting […]

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Mudcloth Collection

Today we are sharing our latest –> the combination of casual textured textiles paired with luxe finishes on these painted and mudcloth upholstered antiques. Mudcloth is a hand-crafted fabric made in Africa with a story to tell.  We love using ethnic textiles on our vintage pieces like our Kilim rug chair here.  We feel each home should […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keeping it Simple

I love layering. I love a color wash and a tinted wax. I love sanding and buffing and dry brushing to give detail and dimension to my work. I love playing with products like Craqueleuer and Decoupage. However, I also love just painting and waxing and being done with something. 🙂 Sometimes it’s nice to […]

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Secret Sale!

Some of you may know that we have a large attached storage area behind the shop…it is FULL of goodies awaiting their reinvention. A little TOO full. Someone may have a shopping habit. *ahem* About a month ago, Mr Verdigreen suggested a Garage Sale to reduce the amount of treasures we have to climb over […]

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Paint Display

Just as soon as we had unloaded our paint quarts from the truck to the paint display, our display sold! A lovely local customer came in, took one look at the bookcase, and decided to turn it into a custom desk for her dining room. I love the final look!   And I enjoy the […]

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