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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 – a Hamptons style Dining Room Update

We just finished a lovely dining room project and had to share the photos and instructions in hopes to inspire others to recreate this quick and easy update. We were referred to this client from her designer who had already suggested she paint her dining room furniture to update the look. Based on the new […]

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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 – Golden Nude

We are so thrilled with the response this particular finish has gotten this weekend on our FB & IG. I took a screen shot below but here is the IG post of the video showing me waxing the piece…almost 1500 views and 300 likes! Wow. That’s a lot of attention (by our little shop’s standards) […]

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The Tutorialist – Custom Blue Buffet

We love a good statement finish! Today’s Tutorial is a simple one…we show you how to achieve this beautiful bespoke blue: Here’s how we did it: Wipe down the piece of furniture you are painting. Mix the custom blue by pouring equal parts of Giverny Chalk Paint®* and Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint® into a mason jar and […]

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The Tutorialist – Restoration Hardware Finish

Our local design client recently purchased dining room chairs from Restoration Hardware. Although they were a beautiful compliment to the table we selected for her, they didn’t have a true “finish” on them and were left raw thus her children quickly stained the seats just from everyday use. Within a month, they looked like this: […]

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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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The Tutorialist – Sweet Pink Pearl

When our friend and local designer, Nara, came to the shop to discuss this project, we were so excited to be a part of it! Her client was expecting a baby and didn’t know the gender but handed her envelope over to Nara so she could have the nursery ready when she came home from […]

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The Tutorialist – Custom Pretty in Pink

We just finished this gorgeous antique “dressing table” for our client and we HAD to share it with you! She purchased it from a local antique shop and it looked like this: We did a color consultation and our client fell in love with the pink finish shown here: We had our carpenter extraordinaire remove […]

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Mix It Monday: Electric Supernova Hues

Annie Sloan is known for her artist’s palette of paint colors. She was inspired by art and nature and places she has traveled and it shows in her color choices here. She intentionally did not add black to her paint colors so when mixed they wouldn’t muddy, thus we have options of endless possibilities when color […]

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The Tutorialist – a Mercury Glass inspired finish

We recently purchased a sweet antique Depression Era petite dresser (chest of drawers) and wanted to experiment with a finish specific to the era it was built in. We were inspired by one of our favorite collectibles, Mercury Glass:  Here is our final result: This is what we did to achieve the look: Prep your […]

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Subtle Finishes

We are working on a custom painted desk for our client’s daughter and she chose a really lovely light yellow blend of English Yellow, Pure White, and Old White Chalk Paint®. After our two light coats of the custom Chalk Paint® mix was dry, we felt it was a bit bold for the soft lavender on our […]

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The Tutorialist – Classic Finish: Old White & Aged

Every so often, a piece of furniture calls for a classic aged look without any bells or whistles or special techniques…and if done well, it looks authentic and charming! We are going to tell you how to achieve that look by using a simple method. Read on! In this scenario, our client had antique ladder […]

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Malachite Dreams

We are feeling grateful for our newest interior design client because her commercial space project is right up our aesthetic alley! Her vision for the space is “Enchanted Forest” which could not be more our jam. 🙂 Since she is an Energy Healer (Shaman) we proposed a Malachite finish on the ceiling of her healing […]

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