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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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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

Make Your Own Advent Calendar

1 Dec

Many of you may already use an advent calendar to celebrate during this season of Christmas.  I would highly recommend it– as it brings visual beauty to intentionality of focus, two things I enjoy deeply! Some people use an Advent calendar to simply count down the days until Christmas, others use it to follow a reading plan of Scripture, or acts of service that they want to complete each day.  However you plan to use it, here are a few ideas for creating your own Advent calendar.

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I can’t pick a favorite! Gather your supplies, and if you need a varnish or paint, consider some of these amazing colors! You can shop for them here: Colour Cupboard.

Old Village Paint Colors

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Do You Love Provence & Tuscany?

28 Jul

The beauty of the Provence region of France and the Tuscany region of Italy are acknowledged by those who live there and the millions that visit. Several years ago I had the joy of visiting myself and it was more breathtaking than I had even anticipated.

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This photo, of a home in Tuscany, reminds me of one botched wine-tasting event we had while on tour.  We loaded up into our group tour bus, and drove through the Italian countryside just as the sun was setting. We pulled into a beautiful estate and our tour guide disembarked.  After several minutes we noticed her in a very heated conversation with a small Italian woman.  The volume of the conversation increased.  When our guide returned to the bus she announced that the owner of the vineyard had decided that she was tired of Americans and had canceled our tour before it even started.  Our guide was shocked (and quickly arranged an alternative) but I’ll never forget that beautiful home, or the vision of that tiny Italian woman shooing our bus away.

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This is a beautiful lavender field in Provence.  Look at the richness of that purple!  If the beauty of Tuscany and Provence are well known to you, or if you’re just discovered how amazing these areas of the world are–know that you can bring them into your home with a new series of paints, based on the colors of these regions. provence_cc 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).

Happy Painting! — Jenny

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