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July 27, 2016

If you didn’t know already, Brocante Home Collection in Irvington is the retailer for Dash & Albert in the area. We have an assortment of indoor / outdoor rugs at the shop but did you know that we can order any of their rugs? So, if you see one you love somewhere else, we can order it for you. We also have their complete catalog at the shop for you to browse. The more I see of these rugs, the…

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Updating Vintage Mahogany Chairs using Chalk Paint®

Loving how decorative painter Anne DeCamps has re-finished these vintage “shieldback” mahogany chairs using Chalk Paint®. A first coat of Old White and a second of French Linen, lightly distressed and finished with a mix of Clear and Dark Chalk Paint® Wax. Want to…

July 18, 2016

Fourth of July

A very happy holiday from all of us at Brocante Home. Hope you are enjoying your summer and we hope to see you soon at either our Irvington or Richmond locations. Click on the link below to see our shop decorated for the Fourth!…

July 4, 2016

Best of Summer

Whether you are relaxing at your city home or river cottage, I’ve collected some of the best buys for summer living at my Irvington shop – come see! We’ve got your summer covered! Hope it’s the best!…

June 28, 2016

The Art of Color Mixing with Annie Sloan

One thing that is near and dear to Annie Sloan’s heart is mixing her colors. She recently posted about this and I’d like to pass on some of her thoughts. As you may already know, her palette consist of just 32 colors. Although each…

June 20, 2016

NEW! Chalk Paint® Waxes PLUS a Video

You’ve probably heard about Annie’s new Chalk Paint® Waxes by now – in addition to her Clear and Dark Waxes, she has added Black and White Waxes. I’ve tried them all and am very excited to tell you about them. Chalk Paint® Black Wax was developed to…

June 12, 2016

Simple. Summer. Salads.

Summer is finally here – I’m ready to pare down, go simple, fresh and colorful and to dine al fresco! So I’ve been busy looking at some of my favorite Simple Summer Salad Recipes that I’d like to share with you. All are super easy…

June 5, 2016

July Workshop Announced

My next Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Workshop will be Monday, July 11th. My most popular Workshop, The Basics – Learning to Paint the Annie Sloan Way, is a three hour hands-on workshop designed to give you the confidence to paint whether you are a…

May 29, 2016

Our Irvington Shop

We hope that you’ve had a chance to visit us at our new Irvington VA location, but if not, click the link HERE for a video peak into our shop. I hope to see you there soon!…

May 22, 2016

A Rug for All Seasons

We are pleased to now be carrying Dash and Albert Rugs in our Irvington shop. From traditional muted designs to bold contemporary prints, Dash and Albert’s collection of indoor / outdoor rugs features a broad range of styles to match any decor. As durable…

May 15, 2016

Introducing Annie Sloan White and Black Chalk Paint® Waxes

“Over the past 25 years of my paint, Chalk Paint®, waxes have played an integral part in achieving some of my most distinctive effects. Now, I am delighted to announce two new additions to the Chalk Paint® Wax family – Black Wax and White…

May 8, 2016