How To Create a Weathered Wood Effect

22 Mar

Good Morning! Today we’re offering a short tutorial on creating a weathered wood effect with some simple products.  Let’s get started!

You’ll need:

  • Wood/furniture
  • Dry paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Steel Wool or sandpaper
  • a stain or sealant (optional)

First, make sure the wood is dry and clean.

Second, take your paint (usually a shade of white) and apply it to the wood with a dry brush.  Only dip the very edge of the brush into the paint, and then brush long strokes until all of the paint is off the brush.

(In the photo below the wood has been painted a very dark color, but it helps you see how little paint is applied at a time with just the end of the paintbrush being dipped in the paint.)

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Third. Allow to dry.

Now, use steel wool or sandpaper to partially sand the white paint off in a number of areas. Allow yourself to experiment a bit.  See what creates the exact effect you like.  You can always sand down and repaint a section if you don’t like it.

Ta-da, weathered wood!

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(On the photo above you’ll notice that two colors, white as well as a teal was used during step two.)

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Optional final step: you can create a darker colored effect by adding a stain over the top of the paint you added in step two. Or you can add a clear sealant.  Before taking this step, be sure to wipe your wood with a clean dry cloth.

Have you created this look? Post some pictures! We’d love to see them!

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

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To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

A Quick Trip to Rayburn Arts & Crafts

13 Mar

Imagine a drive to Olive Hill, KY, with beautiful blue-grass stretches on either side of Hwy. 60.

Now, we’ll pop in to Pat Rayburn’s shop, and take a look at her primitive gifts, furniture, antiques and collectibles.

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Pat uses Old Village Paints to create these pieces.  Aren’t they gorgeous? To see more, you can visit Rayburn Arts & Crafts Facebook page.

If you would like ideas for painting scenes or furniture in a primitive style, check out Pinterest or YouTube for ideas and tutorials.  A paint sampler, made of 2 ounce bottles of our historic paint can get you started!

Our Buttermilk Goody Packs come in three different color combinations. This is Goody Pack C: Corner Cupboard Yellowish White, British Red, Fancy Chair Green, Ohio Cupboard Rust, Fancy Chair Yellow, Solider Blue, Child’s Rocker Bright Red. To see other combination packs, or to order, click here.

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We hope everyone stays warm and safe and more bad weather blows in to the East!

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

From Prim to Farmhouse Style: Boutique Paint For Vintage Colors and Finishes

7 Mar

Creamy, thick, long-lasting.  Our paints have been made in individual batches for more than 200 years! Many of our colors haven’t changed since 1816!  So if you want a vintage or historic look, browse our selection of paints when you start on your next pint size or gallon size project!  Here’s a look at a few project results that customers have sent our way.

 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

How To Create a Crackle Finish

28 Feb

Want to create an antique look or crackle finish for texture and interest? We’ve got a high quality crackle treatment that is as easy as brushing on a clear coat of paint!

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We call it “All Cracked Up”.  Notice the finish underneath these two cans of paint, isn’t it beautiful? This was created with this “All Cracked Up” paint.

To create a crackle finish you begin with one layer of paint, then paint on the “All Cracked Up” coat, and then add another coat of regular paint.  Imagine the different color combinations you could achieve.

This photo shows a Pearwood color paint base coat, then All Cracked Up, with Steeple White on top. Notice how you can see the base coat color through the crackle effect.

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If you’d like to see this technique done in person, check out this video of our owner, Laney Landis adding the final coat of paint to a crackle project.  She also gives a few directions on how to create different crackle effects, using brush strokes or a plastic bag.

Happy painting everyone!

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

Outdoor Paint That’s Easy To Work With & Lasts, and lasts, and lasts.

21 Feb

We love hearing from our customers!

“.. our painters prepped the new wood, applied a Latex base coat and two coats of Old Village Acrylic Latex, color Steeple White. We are absolutely thrilled with the results. The finish of the paint and the color we chose is beyond our expectations. It is truly an outstanding completion to our new (and I might add costly) sliding French door installation.

As I mentioned to you, 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.”

Sincerely,
Chris & Sylvi Wilkin
Hudson, Quebec, Canada

Thanks Chris & Sylvi.  For a paint that will withstand the rain, wind, snow and sun of the outdoors, check out our acrylic latex paints! Shop here!

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Old Village Paint Colors

How is our paint different from our competitors? It’s all about ingredients.  The rich, deep colors found in each can of our paint originate from natural pigments.  Natural pigments come from the natural formation of color in nature, like rust or ocher.   These natural pigments are the same ingredient found in high quality artist paints.  That’s why Laney Landis, Old Village Paint owner, often calls Old Village Paint “artist paint in a can.”  So whether you are painting a large area . . .

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Or something smaller, you’re project will end up with a vibrant color, that is also  incredibly high quality– a durable finish that will last and last and LAST!

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Old Village Paints also has a whitewash paint that customers use  on their interior walls, and exterior brick. Of course, it could also be used on floors, furniture, terra cotta planters, mirrors, trim, ceilings, exterior walls, craft projects . . . .

Old Village Paint Whitewash is absolutely safe for interior and exterior home use. We use the word “simulated” on our whitewash because our paint doesn’t include some harsh chemicals that were historically a part of whitewash.

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What outdoor wall, set of shutters or piece of furniture in your household could use a fresh coat of paint?

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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

Is a Prim Entertainment Center Possible?

13 Feb
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Primitive style is modeled after a time when electronics did not exist. So is it possible to create an entertainment center and stay true to the prim manner? In short, yes, we just need to follow the principles of simplicity, wooden materials, and historic colors. Above, notice the first example.  The effect above could be created by painting first with red, and then with black as a second layer.  Then, sand to reveal the first layer.

The next hutch or sideboard design– could be used as a TV stand and is  a creamy white with a wooden top.

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You can also consider using an armoire to completely hide your television, which, on one hand, can be lovely if you are trying to preserve a feeling of history and peacefulness in a room.  However, as the size of televisions grow, it can be more and more difficult to find an armoire that will enclose said tv, unless you can restrain YOURSELF, and buy small.  This beautiful piece is a cream as well. Don’t you love the greenery?

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I close today with this lovely blue item.  Looks like someone has been sanding just before this photo was taken. And indeed, to achieve this look, you would begin with  white, and then layer on Society Hill Blue.  Sanding at random spots will reveal white beneath.

As always- our company- started and still based in the USA has real people waiting to talk to you on the phone. We LOVE talking to people about their projects. What are you thinking about doing? Hoping to accomplish? We’ll give you tips and mail you what you need right to your doorstep. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

 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

Vote For Your Favorite Historic Front Door Color.

6 Feb

Historic Old Village Paint Colors can be readily seen on doors, shutters, and windows throughout Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia and of course– the USA. Which is your favorite of the paint colors on the doors pictured below?

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Rittenhouse Blue,

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Bayberry Green,

IMG_0214or Sunflower yellow? Leave your vote in the comments section! If you’re thinking about adding a creamy coat of paint to your front door-check out all the color options below!

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Old Village Paint Colors

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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