Latest Articles from Old Village Paint

Cabinetmakers Blue & Rittenhouse Ivory c.1845

Posted: June 24, 2022 – In: News
Chuck Hyde shared this picture of his parents 1845 house meticulously restored with Old Village Paint inside and out! Stunning!!! I just Love this house! Authentic Historic Colours! Oldest Paint & Varnish Manufacturer in America!!! Old Village Paint Colours were researched and analyzed by noted Historic Color Consultant, Frank Welsh. Old Village Paint uses Natural […]

My Dad tells me about his Dad

Posted: November 30, 2021 – In: News
My dad, 4th Generation Paint & Varnish Maker at 92 years young and a bit forgetful just months before he passed.  The kitchen helpers were a husband and wife team that lived in the carriage house.  (Not two girls)  my grandfather cooked and stirred the varnish over an open flame in a big kind of […]
laneys father

Oil Paints Make For Beautiful Harpsichords

Posted: October 10, 2019 – In: Shared Projects
From Ernest Miller, Harpsichord Maker I am a harpsichord maker and have been building (and painting) these instruments for over 35 years. In that time, I’ve tried almost every paint known to man. Recently, a fellow builder suggested I try Old-Village paint, so I ordered your color charts, and eventually decided on Rittenhouse Ivory and […]
harpsichord in workshop

Christmas Stocking Decor!

Posted: May 3, 2019 – In: Shared Projects
Wooden stockings look beautiful as home décor for the holidays, as these from Heidi Drewes show. She mentions that they are brighter in person. We are a society that is beholden to our respective cameras! Hi Laney… well… I finally found some pics I had in my files, and my Anna sent me pics of two […]
Christmas stockings

Kris Kringle

Posted: May 3, 2019 – In: Shared Projects
Here is a bit of Santa Claus inspiration from Heidi Drewes, in her own words. Truth – this is actually from 2013. We are just a bit slow in getting our blog going! I love painting Santa’s and Kris Kringles and Father Christmas und das Weihnachtsman (yes I can understand and speak a little German) […]
German smoker painting