Next Chalk Paint® Workshop – October 3

October 3, 2016

Please join me for my next Chalk Paint® Workshop. This three-hour Workshop is where you will learn four basic techniques for painting with Chalk Paint® including Smooth Modern, Textured Rustic, Color Wash, Two Color Distressed plus the correct application of all of the Chalk Paint® Waxes (including Clear, Dark, White and Black), distressing and buffing for a brilliant patina. You will learn all you need to know to begin painting your masterpiece. And it’s not just for beginners – even…

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Using New Black Chalk Paint® Wax

Last week I introduced you to Annie Sloan’s new White Chalk Paint® Wax. Today, I’m going to talk a little about her new Black Wax. I am really loving how the Black Wax looks on Chalk Paint®! It gives a cool, dark finish to…

September 18, 2016

Irvington’s Third Friday Event

Join us this Friday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm for our next Third Friday Event. Visit with shop owners and businesses and enjoy refreshments and specials. Hope to see you at Brocante Home!…

September 16, 2016

Chalk Paint® Workshop – Beyond the Basics

Want to learn more techniques for painting with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan? Then this Workshop is for you. In this three hour Workshop, we will explore advanced “layering” techniques, including how to use Multiple Color Washes, Wet Distressing, Annie’s Wet Wax Technique and…

September 12, 2016

Using White Chalk Paint® Wax

I introduced Annie Sloan’s new Chalk Paint® Waxes into my shops a few weeks ago and am pleased to see that you are loving them (as am I). These new waxes open up a whole new range of finishes you can achieve with Chalk…

September 8, 2016

Adieu to our Irvington Shop

Dear Customers and Friends, The time has come for us to say goodbye to our Irvington Shop. What started as a short-term venture for Frank and I after retiring from our careers in Washington, DC turned into a ten year adventure. While we have…

September 6, 2016


It’s almost the end of Summer and we have a big sale going on at our Irvington Shop – 20% to 50% on furniture, lamps, rugs, pillows, curtain panels and much more. I’m also adding new merchandise every week – you won’t want to miss it! For…

August 26, 2016

Irvington’s Third Friday

Join us tonight in Irvington for our Third Friday! Specials and refreshments at the shops and businesses of the town. We will be open at Brocante Home – hope to see  you then. Just a reminder that our Summer Sale is going on –…

August 19, 2016

Meet Giverny

The first of three new Chalk Paint® colors has been announced by Annie Sloan and it is called Giverny. We’re so excited to share it with you! Giverny is a bright, cheery, clean, cool blue, nearer the greener range of blues, without any red…

August 10, 2016


The big Summer Sale at our Irvington Shop is on – 20% to 50% on furniture, lamps, rugs, pillows, curtain panels and much more. You won’t want to miss it! For directions to our shop.  See you there…. PS – Don’t forget to sign up for…

August 6, 2016

Join the “Dash Pack”

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?…

July 27, 2016