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Where’s Brooklyn at?? New Upcoming Workshops!

We were so honored (and thrilled) when BUST Magazine reached out and asked us to be a part of this year’s Craftacular in Brooklyn! We are setting up shop – come visit us at Table 113 on Sunday, December 10th – and teaching some classes, to boot! This year the BUST gals are doing it […]

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Annie Sloan’s New Color!

Did ya hear the latest? Annie Sloan has released a BRAND NEW COLOR called Lem Lem! It’s a soft green that was inspired by the allium flower fields Annie saw in Africa. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Lem Lem goes to Oxfam to help end famine and poverty. Come see it […]

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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 – 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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Milk Paint & Chalk Paint® for a Gustavian Look

We purchased this Mahogany Antique Buffet last week and it was in dire need of some R&R. Rather than do the trending wood top and dark base, we opted for a monochromatic grey palette for a Gustavian look. Gustavian style furniture is typically painted a soft, muted grey or white washed with hints of gilding. […]

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12 Days of Christmas (shopping) Countdown

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, then you already know we are several days in on this year’s Christmas Countdown. Just in case you don’t, here are some gift giving ideas. You are going to want to follow along because #1 is the best gift of them all! 😉 

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Black Wax & Dark Wax: Staining Wood

Since Black Wax was announced, we have had several customers request demos (which we will gladly and freely provide in our shops) regarding the difference between the two so we quickly created this Facebook video to hopefully answer questions about using the two waxes as a wood stain. Raw wood is really beautiful stained with […]

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Framed!

One of our favorite projects at the Makers’ Space is painting frames. It takes less than half an hour, very little paint, and inevitably creates a beautiful finish – quick and easy gratification! Today, our customer Kris brought us a very generic frame — the “splattered faux aluminum” look that many store-bought frames posses…like so […]

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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 Technique – Dry Brushing in Layers

We recently got our hands on this solid wood ornately carved beauty (pardon the iPhone shot at night but I just couldn’t wait to snap a shot): Can you even believe it? It is so intricately carved and heavy! But it LOOKS heavy, too and needed some lightening up. There are many approaches to highlighting […]

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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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