Create a Fresh Look With a New House Sign

30 Jun

A house sign, with your family name or address number can help guests, and show off your personal style.  Here are a few ideas:

1. Creative House Number Ideas at TheGardenGlove.com  So many great options here, it will be hard to choose which one you want to pursue.  When you are choosing paint, we’re happy to say that both Old Village latex and oil based paints are durable enough to last and last on outside surfaces.

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Found on pinterest.com

2. Painted Plywood House Number.  I love these numbers, painted the same yellow as the door.  And, if you visit the blog that details this project at Beautifulmatters.com you’ll notice the author mentioning how these numbers reflect her industrial style.

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3.  Nail Numbers.  I like this one, because its simple and unusual.  I think these numbers would look incredible displayed in a gorgeous color on an old farmhouse!
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Found on pinterest.com

A few final tips: Think about your style, and how you might reflect that through your own house sign.  Make your name or street number big enough to be easily read from a good distance from the house.  Paint, install, and enjoy! We would love to see what you come up with. And remember tomorrow is the deadline for our Kindle giveaway- so take a photo of something you have painted with Old Village Paints and email it to us! (oldvillagepaint@gmail.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

3 Primitive Decorating Books You’ll Love

23 Jun

With our Kindle Giveaway fast approaching July 1st, we thought it would be fun to point you to three great decorating books for your special spaces. 1. Passion for Primitives: Folk Decor for Interior Design.  Beautiful and inspiring photos, they made me want to go and stay in some of these spaces! Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 8.07.17 AM

2. A Simpler Way of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York and New England. A look at 19 different farmhouses, their history and architecture. Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 8.09.37 AM

3. Early American Country Homes: A Return to Simpler Living. The author of this book has extensive experience restoring older homes and has written an inspirational and practical book.  I could look at the photographs and read the historical portions of these books for hours and hours.  Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 8.13.01 AM

We hope you find some peace and inspiration as you enjoy them as well. And leave your favorite decorating book title in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you.

Kindle Giveaway: To enter our Kindle giveaway contest send a photo of something yo have painted with Old Village paint to us at oldvillagepaint@gmail.com!  We’ll choose a winner July 1st!

“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

Dazzle 4th of July Guests with These Projects

16 Jun

It’s less than a month until the 4th of July and all the eating, celebrating, catching up and outdoor living that this holiday brings.

We thought we’d give you some fun project ideas for preparing your home for the 4th!

1. DIY Wooden Firecrackers. How cute are these!  Directions to make them are on HoosierHomeade.com.  I like these because they are playful and unusual, and have a rustic/primitive decorating feel. 83b9dc5eac6843f760a07682d6f1bf09

2. American Flag Pallet. Yes. I posted one of these last year. Because they are so fun, and easy to do.  You can find pallets for free at a variety of local stores that receive goods in large batches.  Just start asking around and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can come across “Oh yeah, we’ve got pallets. Come pick some up!”  Be sure to scrub the pallet with soap and water and let it dry so that it is nice and clean before you start applying paint.  To get the stars just right, you’ll probably need to make or purchase a stencil.

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Found on pinterest.com

3. Handprint Onesie.  If you have a little one, or a new baby in the family, this is an easy project to complete.  A plain onesie and two paint colors are all you need.  If you have other children who are bigger coming to the party, you could purchase some plain white t-shirts in the needed sizes, and let them get crafty as well!

Found on pinterest.com

Found on pinterest.com

4. American Flag Mason Jars.  I love Mason Jars. In fact, I use them as drinking glasses in my home.  They add a nice comfortable Southern flair to my table every day and send the message “We don’t take ourselves too seriously here”, which we don’t.  I think these would make a great decorating item, and could even be used as a centerpiece on your outdoor or indoor table.  Painting instructions can be found on: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

found on pinterest.com

found on pinterest.com

Wishing you fun painting and preparing for the 4th!

“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

Rocking Chair Blues

9 Jun

Today I’ll be sharing a small, but wonderful project I completed on a pair of very well loved and used rocking chairs. Here’s the before shot.  The paint was flaking off so I gave this chair a very good sanding, and then hosed it off with water.  Then, I let it sit and dry completely in the sun. IMG_0556IMG_0571 Then I opened up my Ohio Cupboard Blue and got to work.  I love this creamy paint! IMG_0574

I ended up doing two coats on this rocker, mainly because the wood was so dry it was just SOAKING UP the paint.  And now, for the big reveal: IMG_0586 Beautiful!  The finish is smooth and matte and as you can see the color dries darker than it appears  in the can.  I never get tired of working with Old Village Paint, it is so thick and creamy, and this acrylic had a soap and water clean up!  Laney, the owner, wanted me to remind you that if you send in a photo (oldvillagepaint@gmail.com) of anything YOU’VE painted with Old Village Paint, you’ll be entered to win a Kindle Fire in a drawing July 1st.  I have a Kindle and it is the perfect summer reading tool!  Happy painting (and reading)! -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

Inger Loftheim Becomes 6th Generation of Laney’s Old Village Paint Executive Staff

2 Jun

In the Spring of 2015 Inger Loftheim joined Laney’s Old Village Paint as Chief Marketing Officer and became the sixth generation of her family to serve in managing the business.

Ms. Loftheim grew up overseas as her father served in the United States Army. After earning a business degree at Stetson University in Florida, she spent 19 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, now Florida Blue. At Florida Blue Ms. Loftheim worked in marketing and sales, eventually working directly with the CEO and executive team in building business strategy.

When asked how it felt to be a sixth generation Laney’s Old Village Paint business leader, Ms. Loftheim responded:

“It’s amazing. There’s a lot of pride in it. This business, it’s our name. Through our paint, we deliver a high quality product, because this is the livelihood of our family and that translates into how you deliver it. From generation to generation this business is what has supported our family.”

Aside from excitement, commitment to an excellent product and many family memories, Ms. Loftheim brings 19 years of business experience to Laney’s Old Village Paint, and looks forward to building on the company’s deep foundations of history and customer service.

Inger Loftheim

Inger Loftheim

“We’re going to stick to the core of who we are, but also remain flexible enough to adapt to the needs of our customers and the changing market. But we’ve been doing that for 200 years, or we wouldn’t have lasted this long!” Ms. Loftheim explains.

“I’m delighted to welcome Inger to the team, we’ve all been dreaming about this for many years. She is going to be a wonderful asset to Old Village and to our amazing customers.” Laney Landis, President, Owner of Laney’s Old Village Paint.

300 Year Old Home Receives Beautiful New Paint Job

26 May
The Pelatiah Leete House was built around 1709 in what was the New Haven Colony, and is now southern Connecticut.
The owners have kept it beautifully true to its time period by painting it with Old Village Paint’s New England Red.
“Following our restoration of the structure from top to bottom in 2011 we could think of no better way to protect it and to enhance its natural architectural beauty than by using Old Village Paint.” Rob
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The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970’s.   It was first built by William Leete, the grandson of the governor of the New Haven Colony.  The New Haven colony was never officially chartered, and therefore fought a long and losing battle to the more official colony, Connecticut, to its north. Every year in June the current owners throw a party for neighbors and friends “to honor the sacrifice of Simeon Leete, a young man who died in the Revolutionary War in 1781 in a battle against the British just across the road.  He died in the Pelatiah Leete House the following morning on June 19, 1781.”
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Over Three hundred years after its construction the home sits peacefully, now a part of the state of Connecticut and the United States of America.  unnamed-3
Many thanks to Rob for sharing these photos with us.  We hope everyone had a safe Memorial Day weekend, and we want to extend the celebration by saying “Thank you for your service” to all the men, women and families who serve and have served our country in the military.
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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

Watch This Rocking Horse Transformation

19 May

Step inside Bob’s workshop and watch a beautiful and creative transformation! Bob started with this antique rocking horse. It definitely needed a little love! rockinghorsepre He cleaned and sanded it.  And added a coat of Old Village Paint Shading White. rockinghorsebefore2 Bob added character and dimension by using the paints: Pumpkin spice, and Fancy Chair Yellow. rockinghorsebefore3 Now, for the finished product.  Beautiful! rockinghorsefinal By sending us photos, Bob has entered into our Summer Kindle Fire giveaway!  Enter today by sending us a photo of anything you have painted with Old Village Paint–oldvillagepaint@gmail.com And congrats to Bob for such an amazing transformation and final product that will be cherished for generations!

 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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