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Look at These Beautiful Colors of Provence

10 Mar

One of the oldest and most coulerful areas in the world is the southern most portion of France known as Provence facing the Mediterranean Sea.

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Old Village Paints invites you to experience Le Savoir Vivre des Francais ~the flavor of French life.

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Our collection of “French” colors found throughout this Region will lift your spirits, as they did to inspire the famous Masters Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cezanne, all of whom lived and painted here.

The magnificent gardens of Provence contributed to our unusual collection. Also included are interesting couleurs from the well known Ochre Cliffs of Rousillon, located in Provence.

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Ochre Cliffs of Rousillon

These Latex Water Base Paint Couleurs will take you wherever your imagination goes, indoors or out. They may also be mixed with white to create many lovely shades. We hope you have as much fun using these new and inspiring “Couleurs de Provence” as we did in finding and reproducing them.

Colours include: Sunflower, Provence Yellow, Lavender, Midnight Blue, Royal Red, Pink, Sage Green, Green Fields, Cream, Ochre, Sienna and White.

Description

  • 12 Designer colours from the hills, valleys and gardens of Tuscany and Provence.
  • Breath taking and colorful Mediterranean areas of Europe.
  • Many of these pigments are from the Ochre Cliffs of Rousillon.
  • These areas inspired the Masters – VanGogh, Picasso & Cézanne.
  • Satin Sheen Interior & Exterior 100% Acrylic Latex for all surfaces.
  • Soap & water clean up and thinning.
  • Excellent resistance to cracking and chipping.
  • Excellent wash-ability, adhesion & colour retention.
  • Very High Pigment content providing superior one coat coverage.
  • Old Fashion production methods make these products the finest American made Paints.

One last word, use good painting practices. Be sure the surface is clean. Sand lightly or prime if you are going over oil paint. Thin and clean up with water. Use a good brush, don’t hurry, and have a good time.

To order a sample of a particular color, visit here. 

To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

To find an Old Village Paint dealer near you, visit: http://old-village.com/dealers/

 

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Choose Your Favorite Shade of Blue

27 Jan

The sky, the ocean, blueberries, sapphires, blue bells.  Blue is an opening and soothing color.  Someone I know once said “You’re either a blue person or you’re not. You love it or hate it.” I AM a blue person. I love the depth of blues and the variety.

At Old Village Paint we use natural pigments to create our blues, and we believe we have some pretty unique options that aren’t easy to match.

Which is your favorite shade? Why does it appeal to you? Where might you use it, combined with your own creativity?

Share your favorite shade of blue on our Facebook page! Or, is there a shade of blue we don’t have that you’d love to see? We’re always wanting to hear from our customers. Stay warm and cross your fingers for spring!

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 purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

To find an Old Village Paint dealer near you, visit: http://old-village.com/dealers/

Sunflower Sunshine in a Paint Can

18 Jul

Do you love the colors of Italy?

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If the beauty of Tuscany and Provence are well known to you, or if you’ve just discovered how amazing these areas of the world are–know that you can bring them into your home with a series of Old Village Paints, based on the colors of these regions.

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Can you see the same colors in these paint options as the photos above?  From rocking chairs and window boxes to indoor shelves, organizing crates or accent walls, I can think of lots of ways I’d love to use these at home.  These are latex, water based paints, suitable for indoor or outdoor use.  If you choose any of these, or have already used one to create your own little splash of Provence/Tuscany in your home, please share with us! We’d love to see it. (We’re on Facebook, and it’s a bit easier to post photos there).

Roger S. Wright Furniture in Pennsylvania posted these photos of some custom kitchen cabinets they designed–painted with Old Village Paint sunflower yellow.

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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

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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

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

Paint Plus This Equals a Whimsical Garden

15 May

Beautiful flowers, singing birds, the smell of warm grass, cool breezes, there are so many reasons to create a garden.  Add a bit of whimsy to your rolling hills, or to your front porch with one of these fun ideas!

Sunflower yellow + a bicycle = a fun garden planter!

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Provence Yellow + Royal Red + a watering can = a decorating hit.

An old wheelbarrow + sage green = a beautiful flower display.

The items above are all ones you might find in your shed out back and repurpose to create a lovely garden piece or planter.  Or, begun hunting at garage sales or antique stores.  All of the colors today are from Laney’s Old Village Paint’s Provence Color Line.  These colors are incredible unique and rich, and will last through the wind, rain, snow and sun that outdoor pieces experience.

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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

 

 

Creative Furniture Makeovers

11 Apr
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Do you have a piece of furniture at your house that is ready for some new life to be breathed into it?  Today I’m sharing some transformation photos with you to inspire you with what some of your dearly loved pieces could become.

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This dresser went from 80’s drab to industrial farmhouse with some paint and new hardware!

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Here’s another dresser that went from unusable to amazing!

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We’ve got an amazing palate of colors for you to choose from, including a very durable chalkboard paint!  Grab some paint and get ready to create something beautiful!

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