Four Window Seats To Choose Between

6 Jan

Baby it’s cold outside! Time to get cozy and snuggle up with a fur baby, and a good book or movie.

Here are some beautiful spots that you could create in your home.

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Roger S. Wright Furniture, Ltd.

Roger S. Wright Furniture, Ltd. built the functional seating and storage piece pictured above in a kitchen.  Painted with Old Village Paint color Black.  I love the hinged doors and rich wooden top.

The window below looks in to a spot that looks big enough to double as a guest bed.

The adorable window seat shown below is proof that you don’t need a large space to create a lovely spot for relaxing.

If you don’t have a nook to build into, consider this window seat, created by building into a corner, below a window.

Many of the seats above are done in shades of white, from bright white to lovely creams. From buttermilk Beige, to Colonial White, Old Village colors are thick and long lasting, and often cover in a SINGLE coat.  Choose one of these colors, and spend less time working and more time relaxing!

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Stay warm everyone! And, if you have a window seat photo to share with us, we’d love to see it.

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

To find an Old Village Paint dealer near you, visit: http://old-village.com/dealers/

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You Clicked These Blog Posts Like Crazy in 2017…

30 Dec

It’s fun to see what you guys were interested in in 2017! Here are the top three most looked at blog posts from last year.  We’ve included a little bit of each post, including a photo, so you can see if you want to read more (or again!)  First place goes to:

1. Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Easy Steps

Good Morning! Welcome to the quickest class on a painting technique you’ve ever taken!

You’re in Painting with Goopy Paint 101.

If you want to turn any piece of furniture into a primitive piece, you’re in the right spot.

Creating a primitive look is done with the correct color (early Americans were not using neon yellow) and an aging effect.

To Get a Primitive Distressed Look

  1. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)

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Number Two: New Hampshire Home Tour: 

We love getting fan mail, because we agree that our paint is amazing!  Here’s some kind words from Deb in New Hampshire, and a peek at her lovely home. If you want some great ideas for primitive decorating, read on!

“Hello all, I am a real lover of your paint! Our entire home’s baseboards, interior doors, windows, wainscoting and trim are in Steeple White. The barn door is mustard, the table on the porch is pewter,  the kitchen cabinets have been one of your blues.  I think you get the picture… I’ve been hooked on your paint since the early 80’s. I JUST LOVE IT.”  Deb P.,  Alton NH

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Continue the tour…

Number Three: Create a Wood Planked Wall. 

Wood can add such warmth and character to a living space.  I love the beautiful wood-planked walls that I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest and in magazines.  This sounds like a perfect indoor, January project to me! There are multiple blogs that give you step-by-step instructions on creating one of these in your home including:

from DIYnCrafts

Read on…

What was YOUR favorite post of 2017? What would you like to see in 2018? More home tours? More tutorials? More primitive home decorating tips? Let us know! Stay warm Old Village Paint family.

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

 

Welcome in 2018 With Fresh Green Colors

25 Dec

How do you welcome the new year in your home? Do you enjoy gathering with certain people, eating a special meal, rearranging furniture?

Once the new year is here I breathe a deep breath in. I am thankful I made it through the many events that surround the holidays and that we’re moving into a more peaceful month.  I also like to re-arrange furniture– just something to recognize I can start new things or introduce new patterns of being into my life.

To celebrate a brand new 365 days this year on the blog, I thought we’d look at a color that often means newness or growth– green!

Old Village Paints makes a number of different greens, including:

Forest Green

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Colonial Green

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Antique Sage Green

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Tea Caddy Green

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Rittenhouse Green

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Loyalist Green

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Hunter Green

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and Wild Bayberry.

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Does one of these colors appeal to you more than the others?

Here are a few of them in use:

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Consider throwing open a window, airing out a room, and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls.  It can be a wonderful way to make an old space feel new, and invite some new things into your life!

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

Simple Hand Painted Holiday Gift Ideas

19 Dec

Do you love getting crafty during the winter months? Have a few gifts yet to buy? We’ve still got a week before Christmas, so here are a few craft ideas for special holiday gifts! Click on the linked blog posts to read more about each group of projects.

Paint Your Own Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags: Learn how to turn plain brown craft paper into hand crafted wrapping paper!  A fun project to do with kiddos.

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3 Ways to Use Historic Buttermilk Paint at Christmastime Learn about how milk paint is made, some of the effects you can create by using it, and Christmas Tree decorations made of pallets, and hand painted ornaments.

From wildflowersandpistols.com

Make Your Own Old Fashioned Toys  Casey Shane created the beautiful toy below using Old Village Paints! What could you create for your friends and family that might become an heirloom? Check this post out for some simple but classic toy ideas that will provide entertainment for the younger people on your list.

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What are some of your most cherished holiday gifts?

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

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

 

 

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