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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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Subtle Finishes

We are working on a custom painted desk for our client’s daughter and she chose a really lovely light yellow blend of English Yellow, Pure White, and Old White Chalk Paint®. After our two light coats of the custom Chalk Paint® mix was dry, we felt it was a bit bold for the soft lavender on our […]

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TOP 10 of 2016

We were curious about our best selling colors last year so we ran a report and put together a TOP 10 List of Annie Sloan colors (based on the number of quarts sold). We were surprised to learn that you loved Pure White and Old White equally so there was a tie for the #1 […]

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The Tutorialist – Classic Finish: Old White & Aged

Every so often, a piece of furniture calls for a classic aged look without any bells or whistles or special techniques…and if done well, it looks authentic and charming! We are going to tell you how to achieve that look by using a simple method. Read on! In this scenario, our client had antique ladder […]

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Malachite Dreams

We are feeling grateful for our newest interior design client because her commercial space project is right up our aesthetic alley! Her vision for the space is “Enchanted Forest” which could not be more our jam. 🙂 Since she is an Energy Healer (Shaman) we proposed a Malachite finish on the ceiling of her healing […]

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You Can’t Sit With Us – a Private *cheeky* Workshop

We had a good time today at our one-on-one workshop. Our student wanted to learn how to Decoupage and one of my favorite techniques is to layer decoupaged paper with Annie Sloan Craqueleur then wax, so that’s what we did! Here’s a mini tutorial on how to achieve this look at home. We started with […]

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French Linen Secretary – French Style

We are currently working on the most beautiful custom kitchen – part of which is styling a secretary in the adjoining breakfast nook to fit cohesively within the finish palette. The original finish on the secretary was the reproduction French Provincial fruitwood from the 60s and in need of some updating. After consulting with the […]

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Color Me Happy with BARCELONA ORANGE

I live a colorful life & love it when my customers come in and ask for something other than white. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, a white, light airy aesthetic is so pleasing and calming…I even have an all neutral room at home (our master bedroom) despite how Boho I am everywhere else. However a […]

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Painted Kitchen – Old Ochre

As you know, we close the week between Christmas and New Years Eve every year to recharge our batteries, reflect on the year and refresh our perspective. As chance would have it, we were hired for a custom project this very same week so our time of reflection will happen during painting which is really […]

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Painted Custom Headboard

We LOVE an ornate headboard! We purchased this beautiful hand carved antique (you should have seen the footboard!) with the intention of painting it to sell in the shop but before we could do much to it aside from base-coat it, a client walked in who had to have it for her new home in […]

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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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Annual Visit with Santa

Today is our Annual Visit with Santa at {verdigreen}! We get to spend our entire day (8am to 6pm) with Santa and our friend, Krisztina Crane, listening to our youngest customers’ wish-lists and dreams. It is truly a magical day! To hear about it next year, make sure you are on our mailing list or […]

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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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Santa Claus is coming to town! *again*

It’s that time again! Santa Claus is coming back to {verdigreen} and you are invited! When: Sunday, December 4th from 9am to 6pm Where: {verdigreen} – 182 Glenridge Ave in Montclair Details: $15 per family, 10 minutes with Santa Claus, 1 free digital downloadable professional photograph taken by Krisztina Crane Photography, and immeasurable warm fuzzies.  Register: Sign up online here –> http://signup.com/go/z9XQkJ (to sign up, choose your 10 minute slot and fill […]

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Nest & Nurture Workshop Series – Shibori

We had such a fun time collaborating with other local women-owned businesses in town for our Nest & Nurture series for expectant moms! Here are some snapshots taken by Little Nest photography at the Shibori workshop at {verdigreen}:   Keep up to date with our workshop offerings by following us on FB and IG.

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Hummunah Hummunah

Hi. I am in love. LUST, really. Annie Sloan outdid herself with the new colors this time! We just completed this gorgeous buffet in Amsterdam Green and Honfleur and want to hold hands and dance in a circle. Who will join us? Come see for yourself. 182 Glenridge Ave in Montclair. More pics on Facebook […]

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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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