Add a Warm Glow

25 Jul

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The sun stays late for us in the summer, but a lamp can add a beautiful glow to your bedside table, living room,  kitchen or dining room.  This weekend my husband and I headed in to town on errands and picked up a new bulb for my reading lamp, did you know you can now buy “antique” bulbs?  They cast a glow more like the lights that were made 75 or more years ago.

The lamps pictured above are from Irvin’s Country Tinware, a national company that uses Old Village Paint on many of their lamps!  Aren’t they beautiful!  We are so proud!  They use our regular paint and some of our Goopy paint. (If you don’t know about our Goopy paint, learn about it here.)

Think you might want to transform one of your own lamps into an early American masterpiece with a new coat of paint and a new bulb? Hopefully the photos above have provided you with some inspiration. We’d love to see what you come up with!  Feel free to share with us here on the blog, or over on Facebook, look us up under “Old Village Paints”!

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

 

 

Artist Uses Old Village Paints on Folk Art Pieces

18 Jul

Heidi Drewes is an accomplished artist, and when she discovered Old Village Paints, it was love at first, brush.

Here are some of the beautiful pieces she has created!

Notice the wood graining effect below on the area surrounding the floral/geometric and white painting?  That was done with Old Village Paints graining liquid! You could make virtually any surface look like this!

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I love this pretty little white chest.  It seems so cheerful.

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This little cabinet below was done with Old Village Paint 1314 Wild Bayberry & 1232 Graining Liquid.  If you have questions about any of these colors or techniques, give us a call! 1-800-498-7687 Or check out our website.  We have real people from our office answering our phones, and several videos on our website to help show you some of our favorite techniques.

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One more . . .

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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

 

Painted Hutch Primitives

12 Jul
Roger Stacey from Painted Hutch Primitives uses Laney’s Old Village Paints for his beautiful primitive pieces, and this week he sent us some new items that we wanted to share.  Mini bench candle holders.
“I made [and] painted them in Antique Sage Green, Salem Brick, Soldier Blue,Valley Forge Mustard, and Satin Black. The actual candle holder is attached to the mini bench with a berry and rusty star wreath making it an all in one candle holder. The mini benches can also be bought separate and candle bought separate as well.” explains Roger.
Roger, these are beautiful!
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Roger has also done jelly cupboards:

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And a dry sink . . .

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Thanks for using Laney’s Old Village Paints to finish off your primitive pieces Roger- and for sharing these with us.

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

Irvin’s Country Tinware Uses OVP Paints!

4 Jul

Irvin’s Country Tinware: The Home of Country Decor.  We could spend waaaaaaaaaaay to long perusing this store, online, or in many of its retail shops.  We had trouble choosing just a “few” items to show you here in this post, so we opted for a few groups.  We are very honored that this national company uses our paints for many of their products!  (They use both our Goopy paint and regular paint.)

Here’s the first set of chandeliers .  These are amazing. I can’t pick a favorite! I love all. of. them.

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www.irvins.com is the hyperlink in case you must go and start browsing these yourself.

The second group of items we found to share is . . .  :

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Here’s a close up of the Butcher’s Lamp:

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We’re proud that an amazing company like Irvin’s Country Tinware uses our paint for their wonderful products– and we hope you’ll give us the chance to prove to you what we can do in YOUR home as well.  As always, feel free to get in touch with us if you have any painting questions or projects, we love to hear from you.

If you’d like to buy some paint for yourself: shop online here at: colourcupboard.com

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php

 

 

Do You Have The Bear Necessities?

27 Jun

We love this shop, the Bear Necessities, in Auburn, ME!  Come take a look around with us! This vintage market scale is gorgeous, I would love to have this in my kitchen.  Just so it doesn’t throw you off- the store is also referred to as Old Farmhouse Primitives.

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These three clocks caught my eye, they could be perfect for a guest room, or any little nook in the house.

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Look at these Primitive Colonial Treen Wood Plates and Flatware.  I haven’t seen anything exactly like these before.

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I’ll stop with this primitive corner nook shelf, painted in Old Village Paint black, isn’t it beautiful?

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Here’s the link to Bear Necessities/Old Farmhouse Primitives in case you’d like to do some more browsing– www.oldfarmhouseprimitives.com  We love their stock, and appreciate that they use Old Village Paints on many of the items that they sell!  Enjoy their unique store.

If you’d like to buy some paint for yourself: shop online here at: colourcupboard.com

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php

Rittenhouse Ivory Cabinet Makeover

20 Jun

A lovely photo and note showed up in our inbox recently…

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“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.  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.”

Thank you! And, we must say, we are very impressed with your clean countertops as well!  We don’t know about you guys, but our kitchen countertops seem to attract stuff like magnets!  Thanks for using Old Village Paints– we love making a product that we can be so PROUD of!  If you’d like to see another kitchen makeover head over to this blog post from 2015

If you’d like to buy some paint for yourself: shop online here at: colourcupboard.com

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php

Primitive Furniture Preview

13 Jun

Today we wanted to share some photos of primitive pieces created by Chuck and Kathy Moore, owners of The Country Cupboard and Nature Run Wood Works in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

Chuck and Kathy use Old Village Paint on their furniture because of the natural pigments in the paint, and the way the paints re-create the colors and feel of early American life.

This first photo is of a Ziders Cupboard.  The cupboard is painted Planation Red while the inside top section is painted with an Old Village Paint buttermilk white.  The interior is finished with a natural stain.

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Next, a beautiful pie safe, modeled after those found in the US during the 1800’s.  I love the tin detailing!  This was painted Old Village Paint Black.

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The last piece we wanted to share is a homestead table, painted Old Village Paint Loyalist Green.  I can think of about four different places in my home where I could use this!

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If you’d like to visit Chuck and Kathy online– you can find them here: http://www.thecountrycupboards.com or stop by either of their two shops in person!  Tell them hello from Old Village Paints family.

Good wishes from our home to yours as we wrap up spring and move into summer!

If you’d like to buy some paint for yourself: shop online here at: colourcupboard.com

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php

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