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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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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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So easy a kid can do it!

Today we are sharing a Before & After our {verdigreen} shop elves did. So, full disclosure: my boys have grown up furniture picking and painting so they have more than typical kid-experience choosing color and painting. We bought a pine IKEA Rast dresser to organize their bedroom before school starts & my big guy decided […]

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You Tube – Tune In!

I have been told (asked? not really…not with my customers! lol) repeatedly to film more tutorials and y’all know I am not so comfortable in front of a camera but I have finally submitted to creating them because I have found it so helpful to refer to them at the shop. I am going to […]

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Azie’s interview with DOMINO!!

April has been one of those bucket-list months – DOAD and Domino within the same week!! I can hardly handle the excitement. Alyssa emailed me and asked if I would answer some “paint professional” questions for an interview she was writing for Domino. OF COURSE!!!! I enthusiastically replied. No further story required here because the article […]

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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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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 Trend Report: The Driftwood Effect

We recently created this look – with progress pics! – and a wonderful tutorial to share with you all. We love this “driftwood” look — it has dimensional layers in gorgeous greys and can be used in many home styles. Try it yourself – read more below! Staining With Chalk Paint ®: Drift Wood Effect […]

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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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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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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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Dark Wax Glaze

I’ve been wanting to show how to use Dark Wax as a “glaze” for awhile and recently we had the perfect project to demonstrate it. Here are some quick snapshots (before, during, after) of a chair leg and below is the video tutorial I created to show how easy it is! Let me know if […]

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