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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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Love Where You Live

Hi all, I am going to address something here after much deliberation because so many of our customers have seen the paper and asked us the details… For those of you following the town drama… I sent a response to the article tonight…see below. (Will attach the link to it here for those who haven’t […]

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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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Oh My Cod

Today is OPENING DAY of a new local fish & chips take-out dive, Oh My Cod, on Forest Street in Montclair. For those of you following our Facebook page, you know they hired {verdigreen} to redesign the interior of a previous bbq joint so we used a lot of creativity and Chalk Paint® to pull […]

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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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Free Friday – Sept 2016 – Music & Art

The wait is over! Fall is approaching and Free Friday is back! <3 Join us at {verdigreen} this Friday, September 23rd from 6-9pm for a night of local art and music. We are excited to feature John Ehlis as the melodious mood-maker for Jennifer Levine‘s {verdigreen} debut. Jennifer will be showing her new work painted entirely […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Levine

Every so often, our shop brings us a connection that feels like magic. Truthfully, this happens more often than not. I have felt very fortunate over the past 6 years at the chance meetings that have materialized as a result of opening {verdigreen}. One such meeting was with local artist, Jennifer Levine. She came into […]

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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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Schedule a Private Ladies Night or Paint Party!

Local momma & blogger, Allegra, contacted me via Instagram to host her Mommy group at the shop for a Private Ladies Night. We had such a fun time together – and I totally related to these women as I was once the organizer and mommy blogger of my own playgroup many moons ago. 🙂 *Shout out […]

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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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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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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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Ornament Workshop & Santa’s Visit

We are THRILLED that Krisztina Crane & Jeanette are back this year with Santa visits at {verdigreen}. I was in tears practically the entire day last year, witnessing the most beautiful moments with local families and Santa Claus. SUCH a wonderful day of community. I will post more details here (including the link to sign […]

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Free Friday – Halloween

When we opened our Montclair doors over two years ago, our vision was to support the local maker scene, showcase local artists, share our daydreamy redesigned vintage, and host community events in our shop space. We host events as often our schedule allows (many of you know we have two young sons) and we will […]

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November Workshop Calendar

Here it is! Our new calendar chock-full of Chalk Paint® classes! 🙂 You have been asking and I am delivering. Hope to see you there: Register in store, online here, or by calling us at 973-233-1085. Join us for some fun paint projects, drop the kids off at their Paint Picnic, or learn techniques to upcycle your […]

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Halloween Happenings

Halloween is quite possibly my favorite holiday of the year. Although I potentially say that with each approaching holiday, I truly LOVE the whimsy of Halloween and as long as the kids will still include me, I will go FULL ON Halloweeny for the sake of my children. 😉 This year, we have SUCH a […]

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Dreams Fulfilled!

On Friday we celebrated our 2 year Anniversary of {verdigreen} in Montclair. Yana Rodin showcased her lovely art, John Ehlis played mellow jazzy tunes, and Petit Paris supplied the delicious treats. We are so grateful to be a part of this community – thank you for supporting us as we continue to grow and evolve! […]

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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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