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Hygge Holiday

This day is always an emotional one for me. I’m full of gratitude because so many of you have chosen to spend such a meaningful moment with us (Krisztina, Santa, & I) at the shop. ♥️ I get to see lots of eyes full of wonder (& also some full of tears) and it’s a […]

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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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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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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 – a Hamptons style Dining Room Update

We just finished a lovely dining room project and had to share the photos and instructions in hopes to inspire others to recreate this quick and easy update. We were referred to this client from her designer who had already suggested she paint her dining room furniture to update the look. Based on the new […]

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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 – 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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Christmas Tree Workshop

We had so much fun at our Christmas Tree workshop last Saturday! As per usual, we didn’t take photos of the larger workshop later in the day, but we did remember during our one-on-one private workshop with our awesome customer, Glenda, earlier. Glenda, hard at work staining her tree base (made of raw pine) with […]

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Mercury Glass Bombé Chest

We had the opportunity to recreate our Mercury Glass Finish for a client this week and we were so excited to glam up her dated bombé chest. The original finish left a lot to be desired but it did have a very cool texture that we knew would work well with a vintage mirror glass look. […]

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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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Painted Halloween Decor Ideas & a new Workshop

Every year around this time I start thinking about seasonal decorations and how to DIY something cute and crafty. We have had our share of painted Halloween workshops at {verdigreen}…here are some of our faves, including one that made it in to Huffington Post! These skulls were painted with Chalk Paint® then gilded and have […]

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The Tutorialist – Sweet Pink Pearl

When our friend and local designer, Nara, came to the shop to discuss this project, we were so excited to be a part of it! Her client was expecting a baby and didn’t know the gender but handed her envelope over to Nara so she could have the nursery ready when she came home from […]

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The Tutorialist – Custom Pretty in Pink

We just finished this gorgeous antique “dressing table” for our client and we HAD to share it with you! She purchased it from a local antique shop and it looked like this: We did a color consultation and our client fell in love with the pink finish shown here: We had our carpenter extraordinaire remove […]

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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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International Women’s Day

Together we rise!  Happy International Women’s Day from the {verdigreen} family! We have LIMITED OPEN HOURS today (March 8th) from 12pm-2pm so our ladies can take some time to practice self-care. Thank you for understanding and for supporting your local women-owned businesses!  #thefutureisfemale  

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The Tutorialist – a Mercury Glass inspired finish

We recently purchased a sweet antique Depression Era petite dresser (chest of drawers) and wanted to experiment with a finish specific to the era it was built in. We were inspired by one of our favorite collectibles, Mercury Glass:  Here is our final result: This is what we did to achieve the look: Prep your […]

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