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Kitchen Painter, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Kitchen Painter, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Kitchen Painter, Ilkley, West Yorkshire – Blog     Project Details –    Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire Project Type: Hand Painted Kitchen Type of Doors: Vinyl wrap with mdf substrate (slightly textured) Colour Choice: Farrow & Ball’s ‘Railings’ (tinted accurately to the equivalent colour in my specialist paint from Finland) Number of Coats: 4 (2 coats of primer, 2 top coats) Main Paint Products Used:  Tikkurila paint system, Otex primer and Helmi 30 top...

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Kitchen Painter, Collingham, Leeds

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Kitchen Painter, Collingham, Leeds

Kitchen Painter, Collingham, Leeds – Blog This hand painting kitchen project was commissioned by a couple in Collingham, near Leeds. They had inherited the kitchen when they bought the house and were keen to update it, feeling that the large amount of wood was dominating the room, making it feel rather dark and dated. The cabinetry work was second to none, with each section having been beautifully hand made. The wood itself was ‘pip’ oak – a wild hedgerow tree that...

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Marble Effect Paint for Slate Fire Surround

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Marble Effect Paint for Slate Fire Surround

Marble Effect Paint for Slate Fire Surround – Blog by Lee Simone       The marble effect painting on this fireplace was the second commission from a couple near Milton Keynes. The first fire surround I painted for them was in their lounge, this one was in the dining room. This too was in pretty poor condition and needed a fair bit of preparation before I could actually paint the marble effect.        The clients wanted to change the original red marbling colour, which would have jarred...

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Imitation Painted Marble Fireplace

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Imitation Painted Marble Fireplace

Imitation Painted Marble Fireplace – Blog by Lee Simone     For this ‘imitation marble’ painting project I traveled down to near Milton Keynes. The couple who commissioned me were doing extensive renovations to their home and wanted a specialist painter to faux marble two of their fireplaces and bring them back to their former Victorian glory. I absolutely love creating the illusion of marble with paint and these projects were no exception, in fact they were some of the most...

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Painted Ikea Kitchen Restoration, York – Blog

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Painted Ikea Kitchen Restoration, York – Blog

Painted Ikea Kitchen Restoration, York – Blog by Lee Simone For this kitchen painting project I travelled to the lovely city of York. The project was undertaken whilst the clients were, at least in part, on holiday,  which allowed for the minimum of disruption and gave them the joy of coming home to a hassle free brand ‘new’  kitchen 🙂 The kitchen itself wasn’t in the best condition but having had various kitchen design companies taking a look the layout couldn’t...

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Some New Painty Transformations and Testimonials

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Some New Painty Transformations and Testimonials

Some New Painty Transformations and Testimonials With a super busy first half of the year it’s been a while since I’ve Blogged but after a rejuvenating holiday in The Lakes I thought I’d share with you some more recent projects and their lovely client testimonials. More Blogs, pics and info will be weaning their way to your eyeballs in the coming months, but in the mean time please enjoy these fabulous painty transformations and some lovely words from very happy clients 🙂  ...

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Pippy Oak Kitchen Cupboard Restoration, Thirsk – Blog

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Pippy Oak Kitchen Cupboard Restoration, Thirsk – Blog

Oak Kitchen Cupboard Restoration – Nr. Thirsk, North Yorkshire – Blog by Lee Simone This hand painted kitchen restoration is one that I am very proud of and one that brought this beautifully made ‘pippy’ oak kitchen back to the 21st century. It was a real labour of love with the project having many a stage and a lot of prep and intricacies. The original cost of this kitchen would have been many 10’s of thousands of pounds so the painty solution was by far and away...

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Hand Painted Kitchen Tiles – Blog

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Tiles – Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Tiles – Blog by Lee Simone, Specialist Painter  This particular project was primarily a kitchen repaint commission in the lovely village of Goldsborough, nr. York. The clients contacted me wanting to update the look of their kitchen by repainting the kitchen units in a more contemporary colour.         Over the years I have written various pieces about repainting kitchens – the do’s, the don’ts, the stages, the materials, so for this Blog I thought...

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Hand Painted Kitchen Island with Paint Effect – Blog

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Island with Paint Effect – Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Island with Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone Painting this beautiful handmade kitchen island was a real pleasure to do and something very unique. The clients wanted to make it a real feature and create an effect that would compliment an old Chesterfield sofa that sat in the corner of the room. They were in the throws of renovating their old lakeside house and were doing everything as sympathetically as possible, maintaining much of the original features and having...

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Faux Stone Conservatory – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Faux Stone Conservatory – Blog by Lee Simone

Faux Stone Conservatory, West Yorkshire – Blog by Lee Simone     I created this faux stone effect on the exterior of a conservatory in a home in West Yorkshire. The clients contacted me as the original stone effect, which had been done some 15yrs previously, was now looking very faded and had worn badly in places (see photo below).     As with most of my faux work some sort of preparatory base painting was required before I started and this was undertaken by the clients usual painter and...

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