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Kitchen Painter, Huntington, York

Kitchen Painter, Huntington, York

Kitchen Painter, Huntington, York As a kitchen painter I travel quite a bit around Yorkshire. This particular hand painted kitchen project was in Huntington, York. The kitchen was solid oak and had been made by Chapel Kitchens around 13 years ago. I have worked on a lot of kitchens over the years and the quality of the cabinetry work on this kitchen was second to none. To give their new painted kitchen a truly bespoke look the clients wanted to introduce a secondary colour to accent certain sections. During the consultation I suggested that the recessed area above the hob, the plate rack and...

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Painted Stone Effect Fireplace with Trompe L’oeil

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Painted Stone Effect Fireplace with Trompe L’oeil

Painted Stone Effect Fireplace with Trompe L’oeil – Oare Manor, Devon   This painted stone effect fireplace project was really quite unusual and involved another trip down to Devon and a stay at the beautiful ‘Oare Manor‘. The owners contacted me to see if I could come up with a solution to a problem they had with their library fireplace. They had got a new fire put into the surround and the fitters hadn’t installed it in the middle. It was about 2 inches to the left of where it should have been and looked very unbalanced. As you can imagine, to remove and...

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Arch

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Arch

Faux Marble Paint Effect Arch, Thorner, Leeds For this faux marble painting project I was based in the lovely village of Thorner, near Leeds. The client had been looking for a decorative solution for his archway for some time and whilst talking options over with a friend my name came up. A number of years ago I had faux marbled the friends roll top bath and he had been very happy with the results – a stunning jet black with white and grey veining. Faux marble work is one of my absolute favourite specialist paint effects to do, and after an initial phone conversation, I was eager to...

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Marble Effect Bathroom Walls

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Marble Effect Bathroom Walls

Marble Effect Bathroom Walls – The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire This marble effect paint project was commissioned by the manager of The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. One of the top hotels in the town, The Majestic’s style and furnishings are quintessentially Victorian. Having done various projects there over the years I was again contacted when remodeling plans were afoot and some of the original marble walls were being removed to extend other areas. To find large amounts of authentic Victorian marble would have been nigh on impossible and hugely expensive so creating a faux...

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Hand Painted Console Table with ‘Shabby Chic’ Paint Effect

Hand Painted Console Table with ‘Shabby Chic’ Paint Effect

Painted Console Table with ‘Shabby Chic’ Paint Effect – Near Skipton, North Yorkshire   This was a great little project for a client in Gargrave, Yorkshire. She bought this little console table loving the shape and style of it but not  the finish. As you can see from the ‘before’ photos below, the paint effect it had been given wasn’t particularly sympathetic to the delicacy of the design. It was very dark and heavy and we both felt that it would look better with a more subtle ‘antiqued’ effect.      I began by first checking my usual...

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