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4 Gorgeous Kitchen Islands

19 Feb

A kitchen island can add organization, extra work surface and even extra seating.  I thought I’d gather up some amazing islands to inspire us today. This first island is the most elaborate I’ve ever seen!  I especially like the contrast of the blue color with the glossy wooden top.

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If you’d like to shop colors for your kitchen you can shop paint here.

Dreamy Island #2.  I love the built-in crates in this island, it has an industrial/farm kitchen feel.

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Old Village Paints offers a line of stains and clear varnish that last and last and LAST.

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Dreamy Kitchen Island #3.  The granite top on this island is so beautiful and I love the farmhouse spicket they’ve used at the sink.

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Dreamy Kitchen Island #4.  This seems to combine table and island into one, and I love it!  I can imagine chopping veggies while talking with kids and friends, then settling down to a delicious but relaxed dinner.

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Which one was your favorite? What might fit in and enhance your kitchen space? I love the range of styles that these represent, which delighted you?  Find things that bring you joy, and add them to your home!  Blessings, Jenny

Questions?!? Call and ask! We pick up our phone in Pennsylvania, and love talking to you!  Call us at: 1 800 498 7687

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Antiquing with Metallics

20 Jan

Check out this hutch created by Blessed and Distressed Women a shop in Erie, MI. (You can tour their beautiful boutique on  their Facebook page here.) They “offer quality, affordable vintage, antique and decorative furniture and accessories beautifully displayed in a boutique type atmosphere.”

“I just wanted to share this piece with you since I used all Old Village gaining liquids…ALL of the metallics, along with the white and black! This piece is quite a departure from our norm, but we had a request and decided to have some fun and experiment with your graining liquids! Take care, Marisa”

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Graining/Glazing metallic liquid comes from Old Village Paints in silver, gold, antique bronze, and copper.  As you can see from the piece above these can be used individually or combined to create beautifully unique affects.

In the photo below the samples have been dabbed with a plastic bag to create the texture you see.  The next photo is brushed on and then wiped with the brush to intentionally create a striped look.

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You may not associate metallics with antique affects, but here you can see how the two terms aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.

This liquid is easy to work with and gives some room for correction through wiping and allowing different textures.

As always, please call us with questions.  We love to chat on the phone with our customers.

Email: OVPaint@gmail.com
Toll Free: 800-498-7687
Phone: 215-234-4600

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

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Want a Free 15 Minute Video on Easy Decorative Painting Techniques?

26 Nov

Would you like to learn a few decorative painting techniques? We thought so!

Here’s a video from our owner Laney–showing you how to use household items (and a few speciality items you can find at a craft or home improvement store) to create beautiful patterns and finishes on furniture, floors or walls.

In this 15 minute video you’ll learn about: combing, Feathering, Glazing, Rag Rolling, Crackling.

Click here for your free online class!

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Early Americans used similar techniques created with household items to add beauty to their homes and places of worship and community gatherings.  Here’s a few photo examples:

 

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If you try one of these techniques out, let us know!  Also, we’re always open to questions from customers.  Contact us by email or telephone!

1-800-498-7687
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

Furniture Paint Effects: Using Steel Combs, Fingernails, Toothpicks & More

18 Sep

Last week in our post: Grown Up  Finger Painting we talked about some basic techniques you could use create different effects on furniture large to small.   This week, we’re going to look at some more ideas, and see more photos!!! I love photos!!!

Finger graining is a technique created by artist Heide Drewes,

“I just tried it on a whim, since I had painted many landscape paintings on canvas
using acrylic paints, which is what I used most of the time I’m painting.”

Heide believes the earliest finger paintings go back all the way to Cave Paintings.  This week, we’re going to expand your options by showing you some of the graining work of Heide Drewes.  She has share these photos with us (after lots of computer issues!–thank you Heide for your persistence).

“I use my fingers, hands, palms and of course graining tools and other found objects … like brushes, toothpicks, Q-Tips, corn cobs and more!”

The first three images below include finger graining done with: fingerprints, fingernails, and finger tips, as well as a steel comb and toothpicks.

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“I use Old Village #1232 Brown Graining Liquid 99% of the time.” explains Heide. On the cupboard below Heide used the palm of her hand to create the swirl pattern you see on the side.

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Below: Heide created this effect with Old Village Paint Pumpkin Colour and Black Graining Liquid, using her fingers on the sides and door panels.

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Finally, here’s a smaller project, a picture frame painted with Old Village Wild Bayberry and Old Village Brown Graining Liquid painted by dragging a finger back and forth.

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Are you inspired to experiment? I am!  Start on something small if you are nervous, or even consider using scrap wood to begin. Try something new and be sure to have fun while doing it! As always, call us with questions or concerns.

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

 

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

Doorstep Treat!

17 Apr

Have you noticed all the subscription boxes you can sign up for now?  You can have makeup, clothing, jewelry, books, chocolates, coffee, even razors, delivered to your door every 30 days.  If you’d like to have something wonderful arrive on your doorstep (without the every-thirty-days commitment) try out our amazing Old Village Paints sampler box!

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Here’s what it includes:

3 2-Oz jars of Buttermilk Paint = $14.40
3 4-Oz jars of Vintage Paint = $21.60
3 1/2 pint cans various glazes = $46.80
Colour cards and Literature = $5.00
Total Value Worth – $87.80
& FREE SHIPPING

Actual price: $69.

Would you love to have this to experiment with, or complete a list of projects you have on your honey-do list?

Click here to order…and get ready for a fun box on your doorstep.

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

 

Gel Wood Stain: Stain & Varnish In One Step!

28 Jan

Our gel stain line was developed over 50 years ago by Dick Fitch and Ed Stulb — partners in business at the then Turco Paint and Varnish Company in Philadelphia.

People who use our Gel Wood Stain LOVE IT, because it is a varnish and stain in one step, one step! Here’s a crash course:

  • Available in 25 natural wood colours, white and clear
  • Recommended for interior and exterior use
  • White and clear may be tinted with Old Village® Oil Colours as well as artists oils
  • Jelly consistency
  • Polyurethane reinforcement provides protection without the yellowing
  • Oil-base with mineral spirits cleanup
  • Superior ease of application, simply rub on with #000 or #0000 steel wool in the direction of grain and wipe off

Uses:
Kitchen cabinets, paneling, furniture, wood decorative pieces, floors, etc. Darker colours can be sponged over to give a leather effect, or dry brushed for graining effects. Clear glaze can be used over any Old Village® Paint as a protective top coat. Clear and white paste can be tinted to create different colour glazes. One coat of paste stain provides a low-luster, hand-rubbed patina. Subsequent coats provide greater depth of colour, greater surface protection and higher gloss. Gel stain can also be buffed or polished. White provides a beautiful bleached-wood or pickled effect.

And take a look at all the options!

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Our updated formula makes it possible to “work” with the stain and varnish much longer, finish all manner of woodwork – furniture, floors, even braining and furniture decoration. It dries with a hard even film that, looks and feels like a hand-rubbed multiple coat finish. It creates a beautiful depth.

Simply wipe it on, rub lightly and allow it to dry. That’s it! It seals, stains and finishes in one application, and on soft grainy woods with knots it gives the finish an even appearance impossible to attain with penetrating stains.

Because of its new and different jell structure you won’t believe the ease with which you can use it. One coat is usually enough, but two coats are even better.

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For more detailed instructions, see below.

  1. Be sure the wood is clean and smooth. If the wood needs sanding, do it now, you won’t need to sand later. With a soft cloth or brush apply Gel Stain, and then wipe- preferably with the grain. The more stain left on the wood the darker the color.

    If a darker finish is desired, repeat this process after 30 to 60 minutes. After two coats you will have a lovely low sheen. (One coat leaves very little sheen, but the wood is filled and protected).

  2. You may stop with one or two coats of stain, remembering that one coat offers almost no sheen-you may prefer this- many antiquarians do. If you want more sheen and a darker color use two or more coats of stain. If you wish more sheen, but not darker use the Clear Gel Varnish. Note, please–we have used the Clear Gel Vanish to make our l Stains, so the Gel Varnish is simply a stain vehicle with no color.

    You can use as many clear coats as you wish, allowing at least 60 minutes between applications. You can also mix colors to obtain your own custom hue. Try first coat cherry and second coat walnut. This is “layering”. Paneling and floors can be finished using the same basic instructions.

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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