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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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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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Before & After – Marble Top Custom Table Finish

A dear friend of mine, Jenna, owns a local boutique called Little Black Dress. It’s on Church Street in Montclair and she carries the cutest, feminine clothing. After moving into her new location, she realized her existing table felt too dark and heavy so she asked if I would custom finish it for her. She […]

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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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International Women’s Day

Together we rise!  Happy International Women’s Day from the {verdigreen} family! We have LIMITED OPEN HOURS today (March 8th) from 12pm-2pm so our ladies can take some time to practice self-care. Thank you for understanding and for supporting your local women-owned businesses!  #thefutureisfemale  

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Christmas Closures

Seasons Greetings from {verdigreen}! We hope you are enjoying some quality time with your families and feeling loved and content. <3 We appreciate each and every one of you and are so thankful you were a part of our lives this year! Remember, we close annually between Christmas Eve and New Years Day so if […]

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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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Annual Visit with Santa

Today is our Annual Visit with Santa at {verdigreen}! We get to spend our entire day (8am to 6pm) with Santa and our friend, Krisztina Crane, listening to our youngest customers’ wish-lists and dreams. It is truly a magical day! To hear about it next year, make sure you are on our mailing list or […]

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Free Friday – Sept 2016 – Music & Art

The wait is over! Fall is approaching and Free Friday is back! <3 Join us at {verdigreen} this Friday, September 23rd from 6-9pm for a night of local art and music. We are excited to feature John Ehlis as the melodious mood-maker for Jennifer Levine‘s {verdigreen} debut. Jennifer will be showing her new work painted entirely […]

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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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Schedule a Private Ladies Night or Paint Party!

Local momma & blogger, Allegra, contacted me via Instagram to host her Mommy group at the shop for a Private Ladies Night. We had such a fun time together – and I totally related to these women as I was once the organizer and mommy blogger of my own playgroup many moons ago. 🙂 *Shout out […]

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{verdigreen} locations & hours

We have two locations to best serve you, plus our online shop! If you can’t make it during business hours but want to make an appointment to come in, please call the Chalk Paint® hotline at 917.297.8892. We have been using Annie Sloan paint and products for years and have lots to share with you. Come in & […]

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Easter Display

Louis rocked our Easter window in the East Village – we love his palette choice and use of Annie Sloan paint to create this Spring Awakening display:

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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 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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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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Makers Market Time!

We had such a fantastic Small Business Saturday last year hosting the Makers’ Market at {verdigreen} so we are doing it again! Come to the Annual Makers’ Market to meet & support local artisans while treating yourself & buying one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gifts this holiday season. We have the BEST line-up of artists yet – we are so […]

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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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Rescue. Rehab. Redesign. Repeat.

I am a rescuer. A huge part of the appeal of upcycling for me is the treasure hunt. Saving something from a fate of being thrown out or used for kindling just feels good. I feel like a bit of a hero, and I really shouldn’t, but it helps my self-esteem, so… My steps are […]

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