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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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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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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 – 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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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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Mix It Monday: Electric Supernova Hues

Annie Sloan is known for her artist’s palette of paint colors. She was inspired by art and nature and places she has traveled and it shows in her color choices here. She intentionally did not add black to her paint colors so when mixed they wouldn’t muddy, thus we have options of endless possibilities when color […]

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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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The NEW COLORS have arrived!

Annie Sloan released THREE new colors this year and we finally have all of them in our possession at {verdigreen}! Earlier this Summer, Giverny (a bright, clean blue) graced us with its presence. Today, I received our very first shipment of Honfleur and Amsterdam Green! Honfleur is interesting because customers often ask for brown Chalk […]

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Nest & Nurture Workshop

We are so excited to be a part of the Nest & Nurture workshop series! Some of our fave local girl bosses have come together to offer expectant moms a series of free (or supply cost only) classes. Check the flyer out here: Sign up here. One of our {verdigreen} contributions is this week with […]

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NEW Extended FALL Hours!

Ask & you shall receive. 🙂 Due to your requests, we have reopened our shop on Sundays and are maintaining “late” hours on Wednesdays for all of our hard-working friends to come visit us! Check out our new extended fall hours sign below. Rather than calling to make an appointment through out the week, feel free 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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