Is Your Favorite Paint Nearby?

8 Feb

It can be fun to see colors and textures in person, and talk to people who have completed their own projects.  Did you know that we allow small businesses to sell our paint? Is there a store near you?

Follow this link to find out: Old Village Paint Dealers

Here’s a small display of our paints at Katie’s Kreations in Owego, NY.

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If you are interested in becoming a dealer, give us a call.  Most of our locations are in the Northern section of the United States, so if you live somewhere else, you might end up introducing historic paints to your neighborhood or city! We have a close relationship with our dealers, and enjoy working with and supporting them.

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The Country Cupboard is just one of the small businesses that carry Laney’s Old Village Paint.  To read a story about how The Country Cupboard got started and see some photos of the inside of this fantastic store- click here.

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own store? What do you want to sell?  We must say, providing an excellent product to the best customers in the world is our joy!  Until next week, 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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Top 3 Posts of 2015

30 Jan

In case you missed one of our three most popular posts of 2015, here they are.  These topics got thousands of views when we put them up, so we know they are subjects important to our readers.  Click on the title to read each post. Enjoy!

  1. Outdoor Playhouse Ideas With spring just a few months away, it could be the perfect time to start working on a beautiful playhouse for your kiddos or grandkids.
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    2. How To Make Your Own Quilt Cabinet A quilt cabinet is an heirloom piece that you could enjoy, and then hand down to a daughter, grandchild, or best friend.  Did you create one for your house? Are you planning to?

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3. How To Paint Laminate Our most popular post of 2015! Did you paint some laminate? How did it go? Send photos, we’d love to see how it turned out!

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Photo Credit: madincrafts.com

 

Dazzlingly White Rooms

25 Jan

In honor of the record-breaking amounts of snow that have hit the East Coast this past weekend, I thought I’d do a blog post focused on the color white.  I LOVE the color, or absence of color, white– to me it is clean, and relaxing, allowing space for my mind to pause in the midst of overstimulation.

I have heard some comment that white is too institutional for them, but there are ways to add softness and depth to a white room, which we will see in some of these photos.

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The white subway tiles, white floors, walls and ceilings in the next photo grabbed my attention.  I like how they added texture with accessories, including the rug, and some off-white fabric help provide a slight contrast.

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This room seems very warm to me, the lamp provides a warm light, and again the textures used add coziness. (That’s a technical term)

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I included this last photo to show how much color accessories can add.  I love the books on the wall! Too cute!

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Which of these rooms were your favorite? Why? Is there a room or space in your home that you could apply some of these ideas to?  We’ve got some beautiful white products from creamy paint to whitewash to put legs on your creative ideas.  Feel free to order online– or call us, we love talking to customers!  1-800-498-7687

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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Transformation with Buttermilk Graining

18 Jan

Today we’re going to look at the step by step transformation of a small cupboard.  Heide Drewes shows us how she used the “finger technique” to create this beautiful effect!

 

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Thanks Heide!

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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

What Did They Say? Review News

12 Jan

We don’t want to brag, but we receive quite a bit of positive feedback from our customers.  We thought we would give you a peek into our “mailbag” to give you an idea of how others are experiencing our paints.

“My husband and I started our own small business several years ago. We wanted our handmade furniture to have an aged and primitive look to it. We needed to find a paint that was easy to use but that would also give us the authentic colors we were looking for. Old Village Paint has met all our expectations as well as our customers. We also sell the paint in our store for customers that want to finish their own project. There is no other paint that can match your quality. Thank you for such a time honored product.” Kathy and Chuck Moore

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“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. We are both looking forward to touring your plant on television. 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.

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“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

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I am writing to thank you for sending me the Old Village Gel Wood Stain. As I stated in my email, I have used this product for years. I can even remember my mother using this when I was a child. Once a year I give my antique desk and my decon bench a quick polish with a rag, let them dry and give them a buff…to see them shine like new! To receive an email from you the same day as my inquiry on your website and receive the stain via mail 2 days later was SO appreciated. TRUE customer service! Thank you,
Joanne Palmer

Thank you everyone for all your kind words! We hope these notes have communicated our dedication to a high quality product that lasts, and our commitment to our customers!  Wishing you all a fireside January.

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

How To Prepare An Older Surface for Paint

5 Jan

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.

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.

The surface must then 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.)

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!

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

How Much Paint Do You Need? Use Our Free Calculator.

29 Dec

You can imagine that we get this question quite a bit! “How much paint do I need?”

So we created this handy-dandy paint calculator.  Here’s what it looks like on our website:

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Notice the fact in the rectangle on the right: one gallon of Laney’s Old Village Paint will cover 400 square feet!!!  This is amazing coverage in this business!  Our paint will give you rich, lasting color. So visit our paint calculator and discover how much paint you need to freshen, transform or complete your latest project!

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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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com
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