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Easter Eggs with Chalk Paint(R)

Louis and I had fun this week using Scandinavian Pink and English Yellow in Annie Sloan’s palette to paint wooden eggs, then Decoupage bird scenes (from cocktail napkins!) then gild. Such a quick, easy and gratifying project! See the photo progression below & follow us on Instagram for more ideas:

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Paint Retreat!

Have you noticed? I am MIA (missing in action) because I escaped down to High Point, NC (the furniture capital) for a Paint Retreat! Our Annie Sloan trainer invites us as often as we can to continue our training (and playing) in an Open Studio – full of inspiration and possibilities. This means we evolve […]

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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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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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Paint Project – French Provincial in French Linen

We have been on our Annual Winter Break so in between family trips and visits, I’ve headed to the shop to finish up some projects we started before the holidays. Today I put the finishing touches on this French Provincial headboard. When we rescued it, the wood was in bad shape and I knew it […]

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The Tutorialist – Stencils for All

  Stencils are one of the biggest surprises when it comes to Chalk Paint® projects. I generally only associated stencils with the block letters and numbers kits that I used for scrapbooking as a preteen. If you can relate, check out our extensive selection of stencils at our shop(s). Oh, and while you’re there, take a […]

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Annie Sloan Wax – Tinting Soft Wax & Dark Wax

Annie Sloan developed her own version of a furniture finishing wax specifically to work with her Chalk Paint®. She calls it Soft Wax – it is smoother and softer than the paste wax you’ll find in your local hardware store & non-yellowing unlike the others. We LOVE her Soft Wax and use it to finish […]

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Painting Fabric with Chalk Paint® – Before & After(s)

Many of you have heard you can paint fabric with Chalk Paint® (yes, you can!) – and we have done several projects ourselves you are welcome to come see (and feel) for yourself in the shop. One of our all-time faves is the HUGE vinyl Mid-Century Modern sofa in our Montclair Makers’ Space: When painting with […]

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A Night of Art: I.

Our first ever “A Night of Art” is this coming Friday! We are so excited to put this plan into motion. Our New York City shop gal/manager/artist in residence, Chidi, came up with this plan to host Art Gallery nights for budding Art Students and we are thrilled for it to come to fruition. Our first […]

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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 – Is Chalk Paint® for chalkboards??

We are back with a new tutorial! This one is especially relevant right now because as we introduce the Annie Sloan brand to NYC, we get this daily inquiry, “So is Chalk Paint® for chalkboards?” It makes total sense…it CAN be confusing if you are unfamiliar with it. Even more so when you find out it […]

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122 E. 7th St New York, NY

We are OPEN in the East Village! Wow. I am certain as I head over on the train tomorrow morning I will cry into my coffee in disbelief. I hope to meet some new neighbors and friends in the city – just as we have in Montclair. The NJ shop has become a gathering place […]

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