Heide Drewes is a professional arts and crafts painter from Northwest Ohio. Her talent was recognized by her teachers in third grade, and she has continued drawing and painting for pleasure (and profession) ever since. When we heard she had used all 24 of the Old Village Buttermilk paints on this cabinet we wanted to share it with you.
The cabinet is five feet by two feet piece and was commissioned by a doctor and his wife who love period furniture. Some of the detail work is based on real flower species, and others are from Heide’s imagination.
I asked Heidi why she chose Old Village Paint for this project:
“First of all, it’s very convenient that they sell the colors in the two ounce bottles. I can try out what I like, and get good value for my money.
Second, the richness of the colors is amazing. It’s the high pigmentation they use. For this cabinet I did two coats of the pumpkin color, but the rest is just one coat!
The quick drying time is another huge factor for me. And finally, the easy clean up. It’s a soap and water clean-up!”
Heide painted this floral design in keeping with the historic tradition of the Pennsylvanian German artists. The striped pattern you see bordering the cabinet doors is a graining effect she created using Old Village Paints #1232 Graining Liquid.
Heide uses her artistic talent, simple furniture and Old Village Paints to create beautiful and lasting treasures for her clients. We love seeing what people can do with our paints inside, or outside their homes. Share photos of your Old Village Paint projects with us!