Durable Paint That Stands Up To Our Four Legged Friends

3 Dec

This week our owner welcomed a new four legged love into her family.

Her home will be filled with extra puppy joy for the next few months, and she’ll be shopping for some extra durable toys and accessories.

If you have fur babies at home, you know that they bring extra wear to floors, furniture and other surfaces.  If you’ve got a stained or painted spot that seems to always be wearing out, experiment by adding Old Village Paint, we know you’ll be blown away!

“I bought your cranberry stain up in New York and stained my kitchen cabinets and they were beautiful. Everyone loved them and they lasted with no wear or tear. I just love your stain and it’s so easy to use, it’s incredible.” Cheryle Clark

“These cabinets are original to our 1957 ranch house and I love them. You can keep wooden cabinets, I love color! This is the second time we have painted them with your paint….last time about 20 years ago. When trying to choose a color I found the Rittenhouse Ivory was underrepresented and I was hoping to give you a picture to add to your website. We could not be happier with the color or the way the paint went on. We plan to enjoy these cabinets for the next 20 years. Thanks for making things the old fashioned way…meaning, made to last.” Sincerely, D. King

“We painted our house with Old Village Paint 26 years ago and it was so easy to use. It really did go on like butter. When we sold our house the paint still looked so good the buyers asked us if we had just painted! We told them “No we used Old Village Paint 26 years ago!” Your paint is wonderful! Now we have moved and we won’t use anything else. Thank you for making such a quality product.” Carla Gerdes, Bucks County, PA

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! Enjoy the new puppy Laney! If you do the “four legged friend experiment” on our paint, we’d love to know how it went!

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

 

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Want a Free 15 Minute Video on Easy Decorative Painting Techniques?

26 Nov

Would you like to learn a few decorative painting techniques? We thought so!

Here’s a video from our owner Laney–showing you how to use household items (and a few speciality items you can find at a craft or home improvement store) to create beautiful patterns and finishes on furniture, floors or walls.

In this 15 minute video you’ll learn about: combing, Feathering, Glazing, Rag Rolling, Crackling.

Click here for your free online class!

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Early Americans used similar techniques created with household items to add beauty to their homes and places of worship and community gatherings.  Here’s a few photo examples:

 

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From artfixdaily.com

If you try one of these techniques out, let us know!  Also, we’re always open to questions from customers.  Contact us by email or telephone!

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I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin
 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Don’t Forget These 3 Important Steps BEFORE You Paint an Older Surface

18 Nov

In our “quicker is better” culture, many people often skip over the preparation phase of a project.  When preparing an older wall or piece of furniture the final product will be determined by what you do in the pre-painting stage.

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Here’s how to prepare the surface.

Check for a solid foundation: The surface to be painted must be sound, clean and dry. Imperfections such as rotted areas on wood, rusted metal, loose plaster, loose or crumbling masonry, efflorescence, cracked or peeling paint, must be removed, repaired or replaced.

Clean the surface: The surface must be cleaned of any dirt, grease, wax, loose paint, detergent film, soap, rust, corrosion, chalk, and stains. (Oil soluble dyestuffs are virtually impossible to remove and may be sealed with a shellac type stain seal.)

Let dry and do one final check: Once clean, inspect for construction defects, material deterioration, proper caulking, glazing, etc. The whole environment should be brought to a condition that will prevent any subsequent change that may render the applied paint system ineffectual.

Once everything is repaired, cleaned, and dry, you can move forward knowing that the paint has the best environment to last, last and last!

Now you get to choose a beautiful, creamy paint to brush or roll on.  We have some amazing colors for you to pick from! Click on the link at the bottom to shop online and have paint or stain shipped right to your front door!

Happy Painting! –Jenny

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin
 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Country Carpenter: Following Dreams

11 Nov

This week we will build on last week’s blog post “Country Carpenter: Country & Primitive Furniture” with a short interview with the owners: Barry and Kay Bennecoff.

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How did you begin making primitive furniture?

I have been building furniture for approximately 25 years. I am a fourth generation carpenter. My wife Kay loves colonial and country and primitive style furniture and I started making her dreams into a reality for her.

Why Old Village Paint?

We started out staining our furniture and then with the help of “Early American Life” we wanted to use milk paint. Kay planned a trip to Sturbridge, Mass. and we found a shop up there that carried Old Village Buttermilk Paint. We enjoyed Old Sturbridge Village one day (we love going to the village) and then the next day we went to the shop. We found the paint and bought some quarts and we were very happy shoppers.

When we read the label on the back, we realized we did not have to come to Mass. to find this paint. It was manufactured right here in good old PA in Fort Washington. This was wonderful. We were fortunate to meet Mr. Stulb at a designer show in King of Prussia. He was delightful and very happy to talk to us about his wonderful paint. He was very happy to hear our story of how we began using his paint and was accomodating to us to make us a dealer. We have enjoyed using this paint on our furniture and have gone on to using it in many different ways with our furniture. Over the past several years, I have spoken with Laney  and she like her Dad is just a great person. She cares about her customers.

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I enjoy working with people and getting their input when we are working together to make a one of a kind piece of furniture for them. My style leans toward old New England style of primitive/farm style. I enjoy making working hutches for kitchens and designing pantries. I enjoy mixing modern conveniences in old style cabinets, corner cabinets, etc. Bathroom vanities and medicine cabinets are other favorite pieces to do. The colors of Old Village paint only enhance what I do. My wife Kay loves painting with Old Village and replicating finishes that have that just right “patina” She most recently discovered goopy paint (Laney told her about it) and WoW! She loved the look!

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Thanks Barry and Kay for sharing part of your story with us! You make some beautiful items!  You can see more of their work on their Facebook page, just click here.

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Country Carpenter: Country & Primitive Furniture

7 Nov

Barry Bennecoff is the Country Carpenter in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania. He specializes in custom country and primitive furniture. Mr. Bennecoff makes beautiful pieces, and paints them with Old Village Paints! Thanks to Barry for sharing some of these photos with us.

Barry’s Country Cabinet 2nd edition. New England Red and Hunter Green.

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Beautiful pie safe in Rittenhouse Green.

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Gorgeous jewelry cabinet with lots of space. Soldier Blue.

 

 

Buttery in New England Red.

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Which of these furniture pieces can you imagine in your home?  I love the practicality of early American furniture.  If you’d like more information on any of these pieces, you can contact Barry at woodman225@aol.com.

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

Create a Thanksgiving Mantle Display

30 Oct

Ready for some inspiration? Check out this beautiful fall mantle scape that I came across at Rustique Restoration (www.rustiquerestoration.blogspot.com)

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From rustiquerestorations.blogspot.com

Let’s talk about some of the painting techniques you might need to create this look.
First, these shabby chic candlesticks. What if you have some plain white candlesticks and want to add an antique look?

To antique you can use Goopy Paint. It comes in three colors: Black, British Red, and Picture Frame Cream.

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The above photo shows a piece painted with a Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

First, you add a base coat of one, or all three of those colors to the item you are antiquing. Goopy Paint is thick enough that the colors won’t run together, so you can add one, both, or all three in one step.

Second, you let the Goopy Paint dry.

Third, add a top coat of Old Village Paint (cream, black, whatever strikes your fancy), covering the entire piece, including the spots you painted with Goopy Paint.

Finally, when you sand the piece, the spots where Goopy Paint was standing up, and you’ll see that color underneath. Suddenly, it looks like you have an antique piece that had many different paint colors used on it over time, (as many as four different colors) and you only painted two layers!

I also wanted to remind you that if you need Black Board paint, to help create something like this cool framed chalkboard shown in these photos…

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Found on rustiquerestoration.blogspot.com

We’ve got some really durable blackboard paint that you could use. (Get your blackboard paint here)

We hope you have fun decorating your home for fall, bring some of the amazing beauty of this season inside! And, as always, we’d love to see your photos!
Jenny

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

To find your nearest dealer click here…
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…

Master Carver Creates Gold-Leaf American Eagle

21 Oct

Paul White is a master wood carver who literally wrote the book on carving the American eagle. (“Carving An American Eagle”) His shop is located in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, across from a cranberry bog.  Inside his shop he creates standard and custom carvings, hand painting and adding gold leaf to create beautiful works of art.

The Chesapeake Eagle, pictured below, can range in size from 4.5 feet up to seven feet across! Isn’t it stunning?!

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Learn more about the process for creating an eagle by visiting Paul’s website www.paulwhitewoodcarving.com

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Paul uses Old Village Paint for his creations, and we are incredibly honored he includes our paint in his process.

We often hear from people that they love the thickness, coverage and long-lasting quality of Old Village Paints.  Here’s an example:

” . . .  our trim painters, who are highly regarded and coveted in this area stated that it was the nicest paint they had ever worked with, both in quality of coverage and ease of application. Quite a recommendation from people who do nothing but apply various suppliers paint every day.” Chris & Sylvi Wilkin

“My husband (recently retired carpenter) and I have been using your paints for years inside and outside of our home. He swears he’s never come across any paint as “easy going on” as Old Village Paints and we both absolutely LOVE the colors. . .  Our storm doors and front and side doors are painted Wild Bayberry.  Please don’t ever change a thing about the paints you make and sell.  You can’t improve on perfection!” Schroeher Jr

Thank you to our customers for these great reviews.  Your projects are worth high quality paint that will last and last, from American eagles to cribs to antique furniture to barn quilts, Old Village Paint is ready to cover and last “like iron”.

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com