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Mr. Postman Says Mailbox Makeover Time!

24 May

Now that it is outdoor project season, we thought we’d do a post on — mailboxes.  Many of us see and use our mailbox daily, and an update to this one small item can change the entire curb appeal of our homes.

 

To prepare your mailbox for a new coat of paint, you’ll want to sand and clean it well.  This will allow the paint to “stick” to the surface and provide much longer wear.  Choose one or a few of our oil based colors and start painting!  As you can see planning a stand and perhaps some decorations or plantings to accompany your mailbox can create a variety of presentations for your mailbox. (Photos above from pinterest.com, search mailbox makeover for lots more ideas!)  We have paint and stain colors to choose from…

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Laney’s Old Village Acrylic Latex Paint Colors

 

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As always you can shop online: HERE, or give us a call at 610-287-3720, we love to meet new people and talk about PAINT!

Cheers!

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

How To Create A Quilt Display

28 Mar

Last year we wrote about a quilt display case in a blog post that became a reader favorite.  (Check it out here: Quilt Cabinet)

Today, we wanted to talk about an easier, but still very beautiful, way to display one or several quilts.  A sturdy display rod.

You can build, or have built, a custom display rack, like the one pictured here:

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Or you could use a heavy curtain rod and mount it to the wall, for use as a display.

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Notice, I keep using words like “heavy” and “sturdy”.  You can imagine that one, or multiple quilts are going to weigh a great deal more than your average curtain.  So be sure to choose something that will be able to support what you are planning to display, and to mount the hardware to studs behind your wall and not just sheetrock.

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If you’re planning to display the entire quilt, and not fold it over, you’ll need to use hardware like clips, or sew a simple pocket onto the back of the quilt to slide the rod through.

Use a clear stain to add a finish to wood, or a beautiful antique color that complements the quilt itself! Shop for paint in our online store.

Finally, because I can’t help myself, here’s one more quilt display idea that I loved. Isn’t it cute?!? Simple nobs with heavy duty twine, and the quilts draped over it.  If you’ve got a quilt display – we’d love to see it! Share with us here or on our Facebook page!

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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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

 

Transform Shed Into Play or Garden House

22 Mar

I ran across this wonderful transformation story of an old ugly shed that became a beautiful playhouse, and thought you guys would enjoy seeing it.

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You really should visit the blog Down To Earth Digs  and read the story of this playhouse, that eventually grew up into an adorable garden shed once her owner was a bit too old for a playhouse.

My two daughters have been begging for a playhouse, and I’m wondering if I could ask around the neighborhood, or on Craigslist, and see if I could find a shed to transform, instead of beginning from scratch.

Do you need a playhouse or garden shed?

Start dreaming about your outdoor space!  Choose a color scheme that matches or compliments your current paint scheme on your home.   Our acrylic paints are outdoor safe, and can withstand many, many years of sun, rain, ice and wind!  Happy dreaming!

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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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Top 3 Posts of 2015

30 Jan

In case you missed one of our three most popular posts of 2015, here they are.  These topics got thousands of views when we put them up, so we know they are subjects important to our readers.  Click on the title to read each post. Enjoy!

  1. Outdoor Playhouse Ideas With spring just a few months away, it could be the perfect time to start working on a beautiful playhouse for your kiddos or grandkids.
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    2. How To Make Your Own Quilt Cabinet A quilt cabinet is an heirloom piece that you could enjoy, and then hand down to a daughter, grandchild, or best friend.  Did you create one for your house? Are you planning to?

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3. How To Paint Laminate Our most popular post of 2015! Did you paint some laminate? How did it go? Send photos, we’d love to see how it turned out!

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Dazzlingly White Rooms

25 Jan

In honor of the record-breaking amounts of snow that have hit the East Coast this past weekend, I thought I’d do a blog post focused on the color white.  I LOVE the color, or absence of color, white– to me it is clean, and relaxing, allowing space for my mind to pause in the midst of overstimulation.

I have heard some comment that white is too institutional for them, but there are ways to add softness and depth to a white room, which we will see in some of these photos.

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The white subway tiles, white floors, walls and ceilings in the next photo grabbed my attention.  I like how they added texture with accessories, including the rug, and some off-white fabric help provide a slight contrast.

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This room seems very warm to me, the lamp provides a warm light, and again the textures used add coziness. (That’s a technical term)

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I included this last photo to show how much color accessories can add.  I love the books on the wall! Too cute!

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Which of these rooms were your favorite? Why? Is there a room or space in your home that you could apply some of these ideas to?  We’ve got some beautiful white products from creamy paint to whitewash to put legs on your creative ideas.  Feel free to order online– or call us, we love talking to customers!  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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

See Old Village Paint on Military Makeover!

13 Oct

A few months ago our president, Laney Landis, was invited to be a part of a wonderful project: to makeover a home for a veteran on Lifetime’s “Military Makeover”!  She donated all the paint for the home and even helped with the painting.  To see her, and a bit of the makeover- click on the link below. (In the clip Laney explains her personal connection to the US Armed Forces and why she’s so delighted to help honor a veteran.)

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Hoping you have a good surprise show up in your day! ~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