Painted Chair, Desk and More!

15 May

We’ve visited Rayburn Arts and Crafts shop in Kentucky before, but we’re popping back in today to see some of the beautiful home items and gifts that Pat has been creating!

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I love this piece, especially the small pink flowers Pat added.

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Pat uses Old Village Paints for her creations!  The vintage colors and artist paint quality help her create her amazing signature look!

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If you’re inspired to create something using Antique Yellow, Rittenhouse Red, Solider Blue, New England Red, or Philadelphia Brownstone (among many others), give us a call or click and we’ll mail some paint right to your doorstep.

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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

I Break For Furniture on the Curb

7 May

I saw this phrase on a bumper sticker once– and laughed with joy.  I can’t count the times I’ve been driving and hit the breaks as I spot an old chair, mirror or dresser put out to be picked up by the town or city.  I usually back up, and idle while I contemplate could I squeeze this into the back of my car?  It’s rarely a question of desire- I want it! But CAN I muscle it in to my too small trunk or backseat?

Have you ever rescued something from the side of the road, or even — the dump? An Old Village Paint user sent us these photos of some rescued and painted items! (And a few creative re-use pieces too). The first two are rescued items . . .

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This piece the reader made from pallets. Impressive!

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This black side table is a new piece that was made to look old! If you’d like ideas on how to do this, check out How To Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Steps and Create Your Own Heirloom. 

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This bookshelf was created by turning a drawer on its end!

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Finally, a beautiful Stairwell– look at that edging! Old Village Paint colors + creativity = amazing combinations!
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Thanks for sharing! What’s your favorite rescue piece story?  Reply in the comments or visit us on Facebook and share with photos there!

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

 

Everyday Uses for Extraordinary Paint

1 May
Mr. Cane, owner of Cane Farm Furniture of Rosemont, NJ has been using Old Village Paints since the 1970’s. Something must be going right!   You can find his shop on Route 519 in Rosemont, NJ. 609-397-0606
Take a look around his shop with us!

I like the variety of colors on these pieces.  Which did you like best? Thank you Mr. Cane for sharing these photos with us!  If you are working on a spring project, we’d love to see it!  Share with us through email, or on our Facebook page.

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

New Hampshire Home Tour

24 Apr

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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Dining Room Close Up

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Dining Room

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Stairwell

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Guest Room

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Bedroom

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Closet with Heart Cut Out

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Small Primitive Touches

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Primitive Wall Arrangement

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Coffee Cup Display

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Beautiful Stencils

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Barn with Mustard Door

Thank you Deb for sharing these photos with us! We’re always happy to hear from our Old Village Paint family of users, so share your beautiful photos, or call us on the phone with questions or comments!

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

Doorstep Treat!

17 Apr

Have you noticed all the subscription boxes you can sign up for now?  You can have makeup, clothing, jewelry, books, chocolates, coffee, even razors, delivered to your door every 30 days.  If you’d like to have something wonderful arrive on your doorstep (without the every-thirty-days commitment) try out our amazing Old Village Paints sampler box!

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Here’s what it includes:

3 2-Oz jars of Buttermilk Paint = $14.40
3 4-Oz jars of Vintage Paint = $21.60
3 1/2 pint cans various glazes = $46.80
Colour cards and Literature = $5.00
Total Value Worth – $87.80
& FREE SHIPPING

Actual price: $69.

Would you love to have this to experiment with, or complete a list of projects you have on your honey-do list?

Click here to order…and get ready for a fun box on your doorstep.

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

 

Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Steps

11 Apr

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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3. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.

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Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

 

4. (Optional) Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.  For a more polished look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

So, after just three steps, you can end up with a perfect primitive piece. Ta-da!

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Class dismissed.

Questions? Add them to the comment section.

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

Stand-out Kitchen Ideas for Less Than $300.

4 Apr
  1. Add a unique focal point.  Put a beautiful screen door on your pantry, update your light fixtures or buy and frame a piece of art that speaks to you.  I’ve used door country living great idea

www.art.com to find some really amazing prints for my house. You name it, they’ve got it. Here’s a screenshot from their homepage-I think I want that canvas print!

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2. Change your look completely with a fresh coat of paint.  I’m really drawn to whites right now (which is a bit troubling since I just painted my cabinets green two years ago.) Pictured below is a set of kitchen cabinets done by Roger S. Wright Furniture and painted with Old Village Paint!

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3. Choose some funky, old-fashioned, industrial, _____________  (choose the word that works for you) chairs or bar stools.  You can shop at yard sales, or online.  I like www.wayfair.com, for selection and a range of prices.

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Which idea do you like best?

P.S. Neither myself nor Old Village Paints are getting any kick-back for the links above, I included them because they have been useful to me and I hope a fun starting point for some kitchen-freshening-up in 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