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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Dining Room

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Stairwell

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Guest Room

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Bedroom

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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

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

 

Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Steps

11 Apr

Good Morning! Welcome to the quickest class on a painting technique you’ve ever taken!

You’re in Painting with Goopy Paint 101.

If you want to turn any piece of furniture into a primitive piece, you’re in the right spot.

Creating a primitive look is done with the correct color (early Americans were not using neon yellow) and an aging effect.

To Get a Primitive Distressed Look

  1. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)

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3. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.

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Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

 

4. (Optional) Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.  For a more polished look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

So, after just three steps, you can end up with a perfect primitive piece. Ta-da!

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Class dismissed.

Questions? Add them to 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

 

 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

Stand-out Kitchen Ideas for Less Than $300.

4 Apr
  1. Add a unique focal point.  Put a beautiful screen door on your pantry, update your light fixtures or buy and frame a piece of art that speaks to you.  I’ve used door country living great idea

www.art.com to find some really amazing prints for my house. You name it, they’ve got it. Here’s a screenshot from their homepage-I think I want that canvas print!

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2. Change your look completely with a fresh coat of paint.  I’m really drawn to whites right now (which is a bit troubling since I just painted my cabinets green two years ago.) Pictured below is a set of kitchen cabinets done by Roger S. Wright Furniture and painted with Old Village Paint!

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3. Choose some funky, old-fashioned, industrial, _____________  (choose the word that works for you) chairs or bar stools.  You can shop at yard sales, or online.  I like www.wayfair.com, for selection and a range of prices.

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Which idea do you like best?

P.S. Neither myself nor Old Village Paints are getting any kick-back for the links above, I included them because they have been useful to me and I hope a fun starting point for some kitchen-freshening-up in your life!

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

Why Using Old Village Paint Cuts Your Labor & Time Investment

28 Mar

What sets Laney’s Old Village Paints apart from our competitors?

Our paint ingredients. 

The rich, deep colors found in each can of our paint are created with natural pigments.

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Natural pigments come from the natural formation of color in nature, like rust or ocher.   These natural pigments are the same ingredient found in high quality artist paints.  That’s why Laney Landis, Old Village Paint owner, often calls Old Village Paint “artist paint in a can.”

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Big box stores, like Lowes and Home Depot use a very different system for making paint.  They start with a tint base, usually clear or white, and then add in a “universal tint.”

Universal tints are manmade chemical colors, and they tend to be translucent.  Where you might need three or four coats of this type of paint to get a deep red, you’ll only need a single coat of our paint!  Cut hours of labor time and save money on your next project by trying Old Village Paint.

Another unique OVP trait? We still make paint in batches, just like we did over 197 years ago.  We mix up the natural earth pigments and the other paint ingredients and then pour it into waiting cans.

Just like you bake a batch of cookies, we mix up a batch of “solider blue” or “antique mustard.”  That’s why Laney’s Old Village Paints don’t need to be sold at a paint store, no mixing or tinting is required.  It can be sold right off the shelf.

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When artists are painting a masterpiece, they use high quality paints.  They want to put down deep colors of paint with just a single stroke-and that’s what our customers can do with our paints.  So enjoy the deep natural pigments in our paints, they not only mean less cost and labor, but a more beautiful finished product.

Happy Spring! -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

How To Create a Weathered Wood Effect

22 Mar

Good Morning! Today we’re offering a short tutorial on creating a weathered wood effect with some simple products.  Let’s get started!

You’ll need:

  • Wood/furniture
  • Dry paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Steel Wool or sandpaper
  • a stain or sealant (optional)

First, make sure the wood is dry and clean.

Second, take your paint (usually a shade of white) and apply it to the wood with a dry brush.  Only dip the very edge of the brush into the paint, and then brush long strokes until all of the paint is off the brush.

(In the photo below the wood has been painted a very dark color, but it helps you see how little paint is applied at a time with just the end of the paintbrush being dipped in the paint.)

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Third. Allow to dry.

Now, use steel wool or sandpaper to partially sand the white paint off in a number of areas. Allow yourself to experiment a bit.  See what creates the exact effect you like.  You can always sand down and repaint a section if you don’t like it.

Ta-da, weathered wood!

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(On the photo above you’ll notice that two colors, white as well as a teal was used during step two.)

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Optional final step: you can create a darker colored effect by adding a stain over the top of the paint you added in step two. Or you can add a clear sealant.  Before taking this step, be sure to wipe your wood with a clean dry cloth.

Have you created this look? Post some pictures! We’d love to see them!

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