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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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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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The Tutorialist – Painted Canvas Photography Backdrop

If you’ve visited our studio this Fall, you may have noticed our newly painted floor: We used Chalk Paint®, a Royal Design Stencil, and Annie Sloan Lacquer to update the sad wood laminate.  When Brittany, of Little Nest Photography Studio, saw the new floor update she had a creative idea: to paint a canvas in […]

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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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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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{verdigreen} at DOAD NYC

We have been working diligently on a very special redesign for Zoe Oliphant, local designer extraordinaire. She is one of 60 designers participating in creating vignettes to be auctioned off for charity at the Annual Design on a Dime Benefit for Housing Works NYC. Read all about it here. We started with a green metal […]

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Ladies Night!

Tonight is Ladies Night in Montclair – not to be confused with our own {verdigreen} Ladies Night paint party.  Our Montclair hours on Fridays are 11am-2pm however today we will reopen from 5-9pm for this private shopping event experience. We will be serving small bites from Tiny Elephant and have a station set up for […]

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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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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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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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The Tutorialist – Cold Weather Tips

  Cold Weather Chalk Paint® Tips Chalk Paint ® is relatively low maintenance if you make sure to keep your quart properly closed and clean (gunky buildup on the rim of your quart prevent it from properly sealing). Here are just a few tips for maintaining a happy quart in cold Winter months. In general as […]

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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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The Tutorialist: Annie Sloan Clear Wax

  “I Have the Clear Wax–Now What?” There are many reasons why one could choose the Annie Sloan Clear Wax as their finish. It instantly gives pieces, a soft, subtle sheen and a workable coat of water-resistant protection. Annie Sloan speaks of her wax in her Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More as her preferred finish […]

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The Trend Report: Taking a dip in Summer hues

The Chalk Paint® palette is so full of gorgeous colors it can be challenging to choose what to use for your next project. Annie Sloan’s signature hues are great for mixing and the Summer is perfect for trying out a new color! Over the next few weeks, I want to focus on the looks that have […]

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And so it begins…

We are SO excited (and exhausted) since being handed the keys to the shop next door to our Montclair location this weekend. We are thrilled for the opportunity to expand our space and offerings to our lovely loyal customers. 🙂 We are holding a Grand Opening celebration the first week of February and we will […]

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Procraftination Project – Winter Wonderland

I have issues. With time and stuff. I want so badly to use my time wisely and spread my work out in a way that keeps things from becoming overwhelming, but the reality is I have two young boys to raise and a shop to keep so my work gets put off until absolutely necessary. […]

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Back to School

    **In case you don’t want to read my heartfelt blog (for shame) the link to the workshop is here.** One year ago, I dreaded Fall 2014 when Kingston would begin his school career. Hunter would begin school but for some reason, I knew he would be ready…he’s the first born and eager to […]

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