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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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The Beauty of Sample Pots

Those familiar with Annie Sloan products will note that her Chalk Paint® range comes in two sizes: 32 ounce (quarts) and 4 ounce (sample pots). We are often asked “how far” the paint goes and since I have personally used it for the past 5 years, I am pretty confident in my assessment (with or […]

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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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Hardcore Ladies Night

We are sending a big THANK YOU to our HARDCORE LADIES NIGHT attendees last night. Despite 30″ of snow fall, you made it safely to the shop and created beauty! Here are some snapshots: Our new Ladies’ Night is on the calendar! Sign up online. BYOB (wine, snacks, whatever your heart desires!) and happy vibes […]

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Artisan Enhancements

Artisan Enhancements is a range of DIY mediums that are non-toxic and work well with Annie Sloan products. We carry the full line of Artisan Enhancements products in our shop & love having a chance to play with them. We often use them for our wall finishes and our most recent project is a perfect […]

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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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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 Trend Report: Chalk Paint® with a Modern Twist

Is Chalk Paint ® Only For Rustic Looks? One of the questions we hear about Chalk Paint® is if it can only be used for rustic looks where distressing and Dark Wax are involved. However, Chalk Paint is entirely versatile. There doesn’t have to be texture & aging & distressing if that’s not within your aesthetic preferences. […]

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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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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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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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Before & After – Arles Drop Seat Dining Chair

Today we are sharing a quick Before & After of one of our Chalk Paint® projects in the shop. We rescued two of these SUPER dated wood chairs with plans of reviving them. We used a textured Arles application with Old White detailing and a Dark Wax glaze with a hint of Gold Gilding Wax to […]

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Crying in my Coffee

Whew! We did it – we survived our First Day of School! 🙂 Thanks to all the moms who figured out how to get to our Montclair shop despite the traffic detour to enjoy some company and deliciousness. I love our community and how we come together in support – especially on days like today when […]

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