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Whitewash Used on Entire Exterior of Historic Farmstead

16 Oct

Heckler Plains Farmstead in Harleysville, Pennsylvania shared some photos with us recently of a beautiful exterior paint job, created with Old Village Paint whitewash!  

Heckler Plains Farmstead, during part of its history, was an inn for travelers.  Today it is a part of the Lower Salford Park System, and is used to exhibit what a working farm in the early 1800’s looked like.

Isn’t the whitewash stunning?!

Old Village Paint Whitewash can be bought in two textures: gritty and smooth.

This innovative 18th and early 19th century museum-quality restoration finish is intended for almost any interior or exterior surface.

Old Village Simulated White-Wash is being used on many restoration projects throughout the United States and has been endorsed by museum curators and professional historic paint consultants.

Old Village Simulated White-Wash applies with the ease of latex paints with none of the problems or hazards encountered when using whitewash. It may be used on unpainted or previously painted walls, ceilings, fences and more.

Old Village Simulated White-Wash is one of the quality restoration specialty finishes created in response to requests from historic paint consultants worldwide.

Why “simulated”? Many of the coatings made in the 18th and 19th centuries consisted of ingredients not allowed in today’s manufacturing process, and so carefully developed substitutions were necessary.  We’ve created a beautiful, safe product.

 As always, call us with questions!  –Your Old Village Paint Family.

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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What’s The Difference? Primitive, Country, Shaker, & Early American Furniture Styles.

5 Aug
Clint Godin at The Wachusett Wood Shoppe makes wonderful primitive and country style furniture.  Let’s hear a little about his journey–and how he explains the difference between some of the historic styles.  
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Our “journey began in 2000 with my interest in building furniture for myself, friends 
and neighbors. I found that most requests were primitive and country styles with custom designed features. While designing and crafting furniture, I was inspired by the historical significance of the North Central Massachusetts region, along with historical Deerfield, Plimoth Plantation and Sturbridge Village not all that far away. Thus I created Nathanial Stuart furniture collection and the Abigail Cooke accessory Line, fondly known as Abbey’s Closet. I found myself  reading and researching about Primitive, Shaker, Country and Early American furniture. I found inspiration in the simplicity while in the design stages of my furniture.
What is Primitive, Country, Shaker and Early American furniture?
Let’s start with Primitive. In our country’s beginning years, furniture was built with a purpose. It was simple sometimes crude and made of pine.
What is country? Country can be a simple Rustic Style, It’s about comfort and colors. The furniture can be painted or stained and also made out of pine.
What is Shaker? Shaker furniture was a reflection of their  beliefs. They were good craftsmen but was not adorned with much decoration.The doors had raised panels but the raised field was put to the inside of the cupboard. They also used pine and other inexpensive woods.
What is Early American?  Early American is a popular style with home owners that have Salt box or Colonial Style homes. It was plain with straight lines and  sturdily built. Nothing fancy. The furniture was made from local woods such as pine and oak. It was either painted or stained.
Each piece is hand crafted in my shop one at a time using modern tools but with yesteryear Traditions.”

The cabinet below is painted with Old Village buttermilk black paint as the base coat and Old Village Salem Brick as the top coat.

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Thanks to Clint for allowing us to use some photos, and his explanation of the differences between these styles. I think I’ll be able to identify them a bit now!  You can find him at: http://www.thewachusettwoodshoppe.com or

The Wachusett Wood Shoppe

11 Stickney rd. Fitchburg, Ma 01420

e-mail: thewachusettwoodshoppe@msn

phone: 978-348-1735 cell:978-602-7075

Old Village Paint has been making paint for over 200 years, we’re proud that our colors are not only historically accurate, we were making them while history was being made! Keep us in mind for your next beautiful home project or furniture redo.   As always, give us a call or visit us on Facebook to ask questions or share photos of what you are doing!

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

Olde Possum Woodworks

1 Aug

Olde Possum Woodworks is a small furniture company from the Philadelphia area.  They specialize in pieces made in the 18th & 19th century early American style.  They proudly hand-make each piece, one at a time, hand nailing or screwing together each joint.

They are unique in that all their wood comes exclusively from local sawmills.  Olde Possum Woodworks uses Old Village Paints on many of their products for its historic quality.  To see more of their pieces, you can visit their Facebook page.   Contact number:  215-234-8190.  Let’s take a look at a few of their pieces now.

Old Tavern Style Checkerboard Table.  I love this table.  This would be a great piece at a vacation home or in a den or living room where grandchildren, younger kids or maybe even the young at heart could start up a game of checkers. And, when you weren’t using it for a game, it could be serving other purposes.

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Work bench/tool carrier table, painted with Antique Pewter over Society Hill Blue. The second photo of this beautiful tool carrier table shows the underlying blue tones well.

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Olde Possum tiny bench, top is British red, the bottom is Antique Yellow Buttermilk. I’ve seen these used in homes as display/decorating items. In one cabin they were stacked, with each bench a little smaller than the last.

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Garden bench with a stained walnut top and walnut bottom painted with Old Village whitewash. You can see they did a thin layer of whitewash on the bottom, letting a bit of the natural wood show through.

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Hope you enjoyed seeing these beautiful simple pieces showing off the practicality of our forefathers!

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

Painted Chair, Desk and More!

15 May

We’ve visited Rayburn Arts and Crafts shop in Kentucky before, but we’re popping back in today to see some of the beautiful home items and gifts that Pat has been creating!

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I love this piece, especially the small pink flowers Pat added.

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Pat uses Old Village Paints for her creations!  The vintage colors and artist paint quality help her create her amazing signature look!

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If you’re inspired to create something using Antique Yellow, Rittenhouse Red, Solider Blue, New England Red, or Philadelphia Brownstone (among many others), give us a call or click and we’ll mail some paint right to your doorstep.

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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

Everyday Uses for Extraordinary Paint

1 May
Mr. Cane, owner of Cane Farm Furniture of Rosemont, NJ has been using Old Village Paints since the 1970’s. Something must be going right!   You can find his shop on Route 519 in Rosemont, NJ. 609-397-0606
Take a look around his shop with us!

I like the variety of colors on these pieces.  Which did you like best? Thank you Mr. Cane for sharing these photos with us!  If you are working on a spring project, we’d love to see it!  Share with us through email, or on our Facebook page.

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

New Hampshire Home Tour

24 Apr

We love getting fan mail, because we agree that our paint is amazing!  Here’s some kind words from Deb in New Hampshire, and a peek at her lovely home. If you want some great ideas for primitive decorating, read on!

“Hello all, I am a real lover of your paint! Our entire home’s baseboards, interior doors, windows, wainscoting and trim are in Steeple White. The barn door is mustard, the table on the porch is pewter,  the kitchen cabinets have been one of your blues.  I think you get the picture… I’ve been hooked on your paint since the early 80’s. I JUST LOVE IT.”  Deb P.,  Alton NH

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Dining Room Close Up

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Stairwell

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Guest Room

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Closet with Heart Cut Out

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Small Primitive Touches

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Primitive Wall Arrangement

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Coffee Cup Display

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Beautiful Stencils

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Barn with Mustard Door

Thank you Deb for sharing these photos with us! We’re always happy to hear from our Old Village Paint family of users, so share your beautiful photos, or call us on the phone with questions or comments!

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

Is a Prim Entertainment Center Possible?

13 Feb
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Primitive style is modeled after a time when electronics did not exist. So is it possible to create an entertainment center and stay true to the prim manner? In short, yes, we just need to follow the principles of simplicity, wooden materials, and historic colors. Above, notice the first example.  The effect above could be created by painting first with red, and then with black as a second layer.  Then, sand to reveal the first layer.

The next hutch or sideboard design– could be used as a TV stand and is  a creamy white with a wooden top.

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You can also consider using an armoire to completely hide your television, which, on one hand, can be lovely if you are trying to preserve a feeling of history and peacefulness in a room.  However, as the size of televisions grow, it can be more and more difficult to find an armoire that will enclose said tv, unless you can restrain YOURSELF, and buy small.  This beautiful piece is a cream as well. Don’t you love the greenery?

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I close today with this lovely blue item.  Looks like someone has been sanding just before this photo was taken. And indeed, to achieve this look, you would begin with  white, and then layer on Society Hill Blue.  Sanding at random spots will reveal white beneath.

As always- our company- started and still based in the USA has real people waiting to talk to you on the phone. We LOVE talking to people about their projects. What are you thinking about doing? Hoping to accomplish? We’ll give you tips and mail you what you need right to your doorstep. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

 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