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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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12 Days of Christmas (shopping) Countdown

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, then you already know we are several days in on this year’s Christmas Countdown. Just in case you don’t, here are some gift giving ideas. You are going to want to follow along because #1 is the best gift of them all! 😉 

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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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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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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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Makers Market Time!

We had such a fantastic Small Business Saturday last year hosting the Makers’ Market at {verdigreen} so we are doing it again! Come to the Annual Makers’ Market to meet & support local artisans while treating yourself & buying one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gifts this holiday season. We have the BEST line-up of artists yet – we are so […]

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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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The Tutorialist: Dyeing Fabric

Visit one of our shops so we can show you our fabric swatches because seeing is believing. 🙂 Enhance Your Furniture & Your Fabrics One of my main projects here in the East Village is putting together a book of fabric swatches that highlight how well Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan takes to varying fabrics. […]

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The Tutorialist: Annie Sloan Clear Wax

  “I Have the Clear Wax–Now What?” There are many reasons why one could choose the Annie Sloan Clear Wax as their finish. It instantly gives pieces, a soft, subtle sheen and a workable coat of water-resistant protection. Annie Sloan speaks of her wax in her Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More as her preferred finish […]

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The Trend Report: Taking a dip in Summer hues

The Chalk Paint® palette is so full of gorgeous colors it can be challenging to choose what to use for your next project. Annie Sloan’s signature hues are great for mixing and the Summer is perfect for trying out a new color! Over the next few weeks, I want to focus on the looks that have […]

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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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Happy New Year!

Just a quick HOURS update: we are open by appointment only through the end of the week – then we reopen during our hours (10am to 5pm) on Saturday, January 3rd for you to stock up on paint & vintage goodies. Please bear with us in January as we rearrange our current shop and expand […]

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#shoplocal

We are so committed to supporting local business and small business…the handmade movement…the upcycling and rescuing vintage movement… that it has not only been our business model but also what feels good and right. This year spend Small Business Saturday with our collective neighborhood, our community, our family and continue to support your local makers:

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School Days

This is it! In 1 short day my little (and my big) will be starting school and I will *hopefully* have a bit more time to dedicate to painting, fluffing up the shop, the class schedule, and the website. I’ve been shopping for both vintage and handmade goodies for the past month & as each […]

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