How Much More Coverage Can You Get From Old Village Paints?

27 Sep

People who use our paint for the first time are often shocked at the difference between our paints and those they have used in the past.  I think of it as the difference between canned and fresh pineapple.  Do you remember the first time you had fresh pineapple? I do– and I remember thinking- this isn’t pineapple, this is– amazing!!!  If you’ve never tried Old Village Paints before, you should see what you’ve been missing.

Our process for making paint is very different than that of the big box stores, and it creates a very different product.  One that gives superior coverage and lasts longer.

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When I was in my twenties, we had to buy the cheapest option on everything.  For some things it worked, and for others it meant we were going right back to the store 6 months later for a replacement.  Now, when I do projects at home, I use Old Village Paints, and enjoy knowing I won’t need to repaint for many, many years! Here’s one customer’s note to us:

“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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Wishing you a wonderful beginning to fall, and happy painting! If you try Old Village Paints for the first time, we would love to hear your experience, and see photos of your before and after project.

 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

Autumn Centerpiece Perfection

20 Sep

Look at what I found on Etsy:

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This is simply. These are.  There are no words for how much I love these pumpkins.  They combine four of my favorite things: mason jar lids, cinnamon sticks, twine, and burlap.  Aaaaaaaaaaah.

There are two camps of people reading this blog right now, those of us who want to order these, and those of us who want to make them.  If you want to buy them, visit Etsy and the Midnight Owl Candle Company.  Click here to jump straight to their store.  This is their idea and I would love to send business their way!

To make your own, pick some paint and let your creative juices flow.  We have a creamy buttermilk pumpkin paint and a dressing table blue that we could send your way if you like the colors above.  Call us 800-498-7687 and we’ll pop something into the mail for you.

Or, choose something else:

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I’ll leave you with a few more zen like pumpkins. Why do these make me so relaxed?

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Midnight Owl Candle Company at Etsy.com

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Midnight Owl Candle Company at Etsy.com

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

Add an Outdoor Bench

13 Sep

Could an outdoor bench help you enjoy a favorite spot in your yard? With a book, a cup of coffee or tea, a best friend, or a furry friend?  Or perhaps you could simply sit down and focus on the the trees, the color of the sky, and the beauty around you.

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I have seen many benches in various home improvement stores, although my favorites are in antique stores!  You can find one already ready for use, like this one by Rustic Designs and Art, or find and old one, and repaint it yourself.

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The nice thing about repainting a bench yourself, is that you get to choose the color!  Provence yellow, sage green, lavender, choose something unique and fabulous! These are just a few of our historic paint colors, and they are safe to use indoors and out.

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For some basic painting tips, you can visit this spot: http://old-village.com/products/provence/ , once there you’ll also notice a place to ask questions!

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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

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