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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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Paint Project – Stenciling Wallpaper with Chalk Paint

Our design firm (fringe) was hired to redesign the signature suites at The Lexington Hotel in NYC. One of the suites, The Godfrey, needed a masculine treatment to a bedroom wall…but we weren’t feeling a new wallpaper so we chose a Royal Design Stencil, mixed  Giverny & Napoleonic Blue and created our own! Here are […]

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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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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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Party Pics

Thank you for making our Anniversary party so special! It was full enough to be festive but small enough to feel intimate and special and we are so grateful for your support. Here are a few snapshots I took throughout the night: Cake Pops & Mini Cupcakes from Julie at Cakeaholic Obsession, a local Montclair […]

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Black Wax – Back to Black

Do you follow us on Instagram? Find us here. We post inspiration pics, some personal photos and selfies, and lots of videos! Here is our latest – showing how to apply Annie Sloan Black Wax on a custom mix table we painted: SEE IT HERE. Here is some info on Black Wax from Annie Sloan […]

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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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1 Year Anniversary!

Today marks our 1 year Anniversary (or Shop Birthday) of our East Village location! It’s been such a surreal journey… I have so much to say but am rendered speechless with emotion at the moment so I will come back to this when the words flow more organically. Just know that we have invested our […]

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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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Setting the mood of your space

We were recently hired for a local art wall job in Montclair at The Bar Method. The lovely owners are {verdigreen} customers and we chatted about updating their space to reflect their aesthetic. They wanted to freshen up the vibe to match the mood they are trying to set in their space when their clients […]

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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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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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Ladies Night – Montclair – Sunday!

This Sunday evening is LADIES’ NIGHT at our Montclair location. Deets below: 7-8:30pm $25, supplies included BYOB/Treats/Snacks Learn a new Chalk Paint® technique Take home your Paint Project Project: small gold-framed mirror 10 Spots (Sign up online here) Cancel within 24 hours of start time to receive store/workshop credit for future use

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Our Services

Most of you know we are an Annie Sloan Stockist (which is a fancy Euro word for “retailer”)…and we LOVE being an Annie Sloan Stockist…but we are also more than that. We create bespoke vintage redesigned furniture. We support our local artists with our Free Friday program and by showcasing their art and handmade wares […]

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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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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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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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