We had record-breaking visits to our blog in 2016, and, in case you missed them the first time around, these were the top 3 most visited posts.
Number 3: How to Paint a Metal _________. This blog post goes in to all the details on prepping and painting different types of metal.
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Number 2: How To Get the Farmhouse Look. Enjoy a few simple tips to bring this popular decorating style into your home.
Number 1: 4 Dreamy Kitchen Islands. These beautiful islands captured your attention! And we can understand why.
We hope you enjoyed these posts-let us know what you’d like to hear about in 2017 in the comment section!
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
As the holiday season begins to appear on the horizon, I wanted to remind everyone that Old Village Paints makes an incredible, high-quality chalkboard paint. This can be a fun way to add character and a focal point to a dining room or guest room, or a starting point for a variety of handmade gifts.
Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
A rectangular or square portion of your wall can be painted with chalkboard paint, great for lists or highlighting quotes that are important to you.
Here’s a creative gift idea: paint a portion or all of a mug with any of our Buttermilk paints- cure in the oven, and enjoy a surface you can write on with chalk. We know of a U.S. coffee shop that did this with about 200 mugs and Old Village Paint, and two years and maaaaany washes later, the mugs are still going strong. They shared that this is especially popular with little ones who come in with their parents! So, maybe this is a fun gift idea for the holidays, or something you could make for the crew coming to your house this Thanksgiving or Christmas. Whose cup is this?
I love repurposed items! These picture frames turned chalkboards are functional and have so much character! Where would you put one of these?
Our chalkboard paint is a creamy, sturdy paint that will cover exquisitely. Grab a pint or a gallon and get started!
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.
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.
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.
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!