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Hand Painted ‘Smallbone’ Kitchen, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted ‘Smallbone’ Kitchen, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Hand Painted ‘Smallbone’ Kitchen, Wakefield, West Yorkshire – Blog by Lee Simone   This Smallbone kitchen project was a repaint in Hartshead near Wakefield. Initially contacting me by phone, the clients had done a lot of research and had been waiting for some time to find the right person to undertake the work. Being a Smallbone kitchen it was bespoke and costly so they keen to entrust the repaint to someone who could achieve the top class finish this kitchen actually...

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Blog – Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen Bramhope, Leeds

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Blog – Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen Bramhope, Leeds

Blog – Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen Bramhope, Leeds     This hand painted kitchen project was undertaken in a beautiful home in Bramhope, Leeds. When transforming any wooden or laminate kitchen the change is always amazing but sometimes the results aretruely spectacular, this was one such project. The clients had inheirited this hand made kitchen when they moved into the house and although high quality, it was perhaps ‘of a time’ and now looked a little dark and...

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Arch – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Faux Marble Paint Effect Arch – Blog by Lee Simone

Faux Marble Paint Effect, Leeds – Blog by Lee Simone For this faux painting project I travelled to the lovely village of Thorner, near Leeds. The commission came about durning a conversation with one of the clients friends, whose roll top bath I had faux marbled a few years previously.   The client had been looking for a decorative solution for his archway for some time, and whilst talking to his friend, my name came up. Faux marble work is one of my absolute favourite specialist...

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Hand Painted Kitchen with Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen with Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Kitchen with Paint Effect, Rawdon, Leeds – Blog by Lee Simone   I undertook this wonderful hand painted kitchen project in a truely unique house in Rawdon, Leeds. A converted chapel, the house retains many of its original features, from stone archways and wooden slatted ceilings, to corbels and hidden niches. The kitchen too was a one off, bespoke, hand made and pretty gothic in design. The clients contacted me wanting to update their kitchen as the original colour was...

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Hand Painted ‘British Standard’ Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted ‘British Standard’ Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted ‘British Standard’ Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone   For this project the clients had bought a ‘British Standard’ kitchen and had delivered in box form ready to be fitted and tweaked on site by their joiner. They wanted the units to be hand painted in brilliant white and for the finish to be top notch. Alongside the kitchen they also wanted me to paint the main door, the skirting boards (which were new pine) and 2 fitted cabinets that were original...

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Hand Painted Wardrobes with Specialist Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Hand Painted Wardrobes with Specialist Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Wardrobes with Specialist Paint Effect First published on Traditonal Painter.   Recently I returned to the home of a long standing client in Harrogate. Over the years I’ve created a variety of different specialist paint effects throughout their home, giving them bespoke wall finishes in their kitchen, lounge, snug, dining room, master bedroom & the en-suite. Painting these wardrobes originally was actually the first ever paid project I did entirely on my own whilst...

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Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone   First published on Traditional Painter For this kitchen transformation the clients wanted their old laminate kitchen hand painted to make the room feel lighter, brighter and more modern. They had already painted the walls and replaced the worktops before I arrived and would be re-tiling and fitting new handles once I’d finished. Preparation – I began the project by first thoroughly cleaning all units with the citrus-based...

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Hand Painted ‘Shabby Chic’ Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Hand Painted ‘Shabby Chic’ Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted ‘Shabby Chic’ Kitchen – Blog by Lee Simone   First published on Traditional Painter This ‘Shabby Chic’ kitchen enquiry came from a lovely couple in Stainton, near Barnard Castle. They had been considering having their pine kitchen painted for some time and having found Traditional Painter on the web, got in touch with me. After a few email exchanges and having received my guesstimate from the pictures provided, I headed up to Barnard Castle to...

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Faux Marble Hand Painted Fireplaces

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Faux Marble Hand Painted Fireplaces

Faux Marble Hand Painted Fireplaces First Published on Traditional Painter Painted faux marble is a great way to change the look your old cast iron, slate or wooden fireplace, creating a hand painted feature that is unique and often a great talking point.   Hand Painted Faux Marble Fireplace – Doncaster This green faux marbled fireplace was made out of slate and had originally had a marble effect painted on it, quite possibly in Victorian times when faux finishes were extremely...

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Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, Pontefract – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, Pontefract – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, Pontefract – Blog by Lee Simone   For this hand painted kitchen I travelled to the lovely Thorpe Audlin near Pontefract. The house was a converted barn and dovecot and had oodles of fabulous original features and character.   The kitchen had originally been hand made and installed around 20 years ago and the the clients were now looking to bring things a bit more up to date. They contacted me, asking if I could hand paint their kitchen in a light ‘off...

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