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How To Create a Weathered Wood Effect

22 Mar

Good Morning! Today we’re offering a short tutorial on creating a weathered wood effect with some simple products.  Let’s get started!

You’ll need:

  • Wood/furniture
  • Dry paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Steel Wool or sandpaper
  • a stain or sealant (optional)

First, make sure the wood is dry and clean.

Second, take your paint (usually a shade of white) and apply it to the wood with a dry brush.  Only dip the very edge of the brush into the paint, and then brush long strokes until all of the paint is off the brush.

(In the photo below the wood has been painted a very dark color, but it helps you see how little paint is applied at a time with just the end of the paintbrush being dipped in the paint.)

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Third. Allow to dry.

Now, use steel wool or sandpaper to partially sand the white paint off in a number of areas. Allow yourself to experiment a bit.  See what creates the exact effect you like.  You can always sand down and repaint a section if you don’t like it.

Ta-da, weathered wood!

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(On the photo above you’ll notice that two colors, white as well as a teal was used during step two.)

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Optional final step: you can create a darker colored effect by adding a stain over the top of the paint you added in step two. Or you can add a clear sealant.  Before taking this step, be sure to wipe your wood with a clean dry cloth.

Have you created this look? Post some pictures! We’d love to see them!

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

 

Outdoor Paint That’s Easy To Work With & Lasts, and lasts, and lasts.

21 Feb

We love hearing from our customers!

“.. our painters prepped the new wood, applied a Latex base coat and two coats of Old Village Acrylic Latex, color Steeple White. We are absolutely thrilled with the results. The finish of the paint and the color we chose is beyond our expectations. It is truly an outstanding completion to our new (and I might add costly) sliding French door installation.

As I mentioned to you, our trim painters, who are highly regarded and coveted in this area stated that it was the nicest paint they had ever worked with, both in quality of coverage and ease of application. Quite a recommendation from people who do nothing but apply various suppliers paint every day.”

Sincerely,
Chris & Sylvi Wilkin
Hudson, Quebec, Canada

Thanks Chris & Sylvi.  For a paint that will withstand the rain, wind, snow and sun of the outdoors, check out our acrylic latex paints! Shop here!

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Old Village Paint Colors

How is our paint different from our competitors? It’s all about ingredients.  The rich, deep colors found in each can of our paint originate from natural pigments.  Natural pigments come from the natural formation of color in nature, like rust or ocher.   These natural pigments are the same ingredient found in high quality artist paints.  That’s why Laney Landis, Old Village Paint owner, often calls Old Village Paint “artist paint in a can.”  So whether you are painting a large area . . .

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Or something smaller, you’re project will end up with a vibrant color, that is also  incredibly high quality– a durable finish that will last and last and LAST!

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Old Village Paints also has a whitewash paint that customers use  on their interior walls, and exterior brick. Of course, it could also be used on floors, furniture, terra cotta planters, mirrors, trim, ceilings, exterior walls, craft projects . . . .

Old Village Paint Whitewash is absolutely safe for interior and exterior home use. We use the word “simulated” on our whitewash because our paint doesn’t include some harsh chemicals that were historically a part of whitewash.

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What outdoor wall, set of shutters or piece of furniture in your household could use a fresh coat of paint?

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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

Vote For Your Favorite Historic Front Door Color.

6 Feb

Historic Old Village Paint Colors can be readily seen on doors, shutters, and windows throughout Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia and of course– the USA. Which is your favorite of the paint colors on the doors pictured below?

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Rittenhouse Blue,

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Bayberry Green,

IMG_0214or Sunflower yellow? Leave your vote in the comments section! If you’re thinking about adding a creamy coat of paint to your front door-check out all the color options below!

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Old Village Paint Colors

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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

Cabinet Makeover with Colonial White Paint and Black Glaze

23 Jan

Today I’m sharing a bathroom cabinet makeover by ReVintaged Lemon.

“This is a beautiful bathroom but, the cabinetry just didn’t work for the new homeowner. We chose Old Village Paint in Colonial White and black glaze. This turned out absolutely beautiful! Love it! ” bathroombefore

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To create this look, paint your cabinet and let dry.  To add the dual color detailing, wipe on your black glazing liquid and immediately wipe off the excess.  Some black paint will stay down in the nooks and crannies, and you will have this nice detail effect.  Questions? As always, feel free to give us a call! We’ll help you get the supplies you need shipped right to your door and on your way to finishing your project.  1-800-498-7687
 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

Mr. Postman Says Mailbox Makeover Time!

24 May

Now that it is outdoor project season, we thought we’d do a post on — mailboxes.  Many of us see and use our mailbox daily, and an update to this one small item can change the entire curb appeal of our homes.

 

To prepare your mailbox for a new coat of paint, you’ll want to sand and clean it well.  This will allow the paint to “stick” to the surface and provide much longer wear.  Choose one or a few of our oil based colors and start painting!  As you can see planning a stand and perhaps some decorations or plantings to accompany your mailbox can create a variety of presentations for your mailbox. (Photos above from pinterest.com, search mailbox makeover for lots more ideas!)  We have paint and stain colors to choose from…

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Laney’s Old Village Acrylic Latex Paint Colors

 

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As always you can shop online: HERE, or give us a call at 610-287-3720, we love to meet new people and talk about PAINT!

Cheers!

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

Vintage Painted Furniture

2 May

Time to do a reader photo mash-up and share some of the awesome stuff you guys are sending in to us!

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These beautiful pieces made by the Country Cupboard in PA are painted in a creamy Steeple White.

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Wow.  I love the mix of colors on this one!  This is from Roger Stacey, Roger used Antique Sage Green as a base and then Soldier Blue as a final coat.

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This dresser is on display at the Franklin Antique Mall in Franklin, TN.  It’s painted with Old Village Antique Pewter.  

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Another nice cupboard by @AKS Design! This one is painted with Old Village 1707 New England Red, distressed and topped with 1232 Antiquing Liquid brown.

Which color were you most drawn to?  I always love finding out what people pick out and why.  Sometimes people have a childhood memory associated with a certain paint color, and at other times, its inexplicable, there’s just something about the color that speaks to them!  We’d love to see your photos, or help you find a color that is just what you’ve been looking for.

To see lots more colors available online visit: www.colourcupboard.com.  Note- Verizon is on strike right now, so you’ll need to call 215-817-3796 to place an order.  Sorry for the inconvenience, we’re hoping it’s all fixed soon!