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Painted Fitted Wardrobes

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Furniture, Hand Painted Furniture Blog

Painted Fitted Wardrobes

Hand Painted Fitted Wardrobes – Knayton, Nr. Thirsk, North Yorkshire This furniture painting project was for the same clients who had commissioned me earlier in the year to paint their ‘pippy or pipped’ oak kitchen. These fitted wardrobes were also beautifully made but the central panels were cracking and they were so dark they completely dominated the room. Refurbishing them with a hand painted finish was the perfect solution as it would create the minimum of disruption, be...

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There’s a ‘New’ Glaze in Town

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog, Murals Blog, Paint Effects Blog

There’s a ‘New’ Glaze in Town

There’s a ‘New’ Glaze in Town – For those of you have that have done any specialist paint effects I’m sure at some point you used the original ‘Transparent Oil Glaze’ from Ratcliffes. This was a brilliant product with a fantastic open time that allowed you to play around to your hearts content to get the exact effect you wanted. Quite a few years ago this ‘original’ Ratcliffes glaze was discontinued (I believe due to the VOC content) and...

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Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down

Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down When I decided to write a Blog about cleaner/degreasers it was mainly because, at the time, Krud Kutter Original was unavailable and it was unclear if and when it would ever come back to the UK market. As it happens it did come back (and seems unaltered to me)  but here a few thoughts on some of the alternatives I tested whilst Krud Kutter Original was unavailable. As we all know preparation is pivotal in achieving the best possible finish and...

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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 Table & Chairs, Halifax – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog

Hand Painted Table & Chairs, Halifax – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Table & Chairs, Halifax, West Yorkshire First Published on Traditional Painter   For this project I was contacted by a lady in Halifax, West Yorkshire, who had inherited this lovely table and chairs and wanted to have it repaired and updated. The style she had decided upon was for the chairs and table base to be painted with the table top being left wood. A lovely choice of finish and something fellow TP’er Adam Bermingham in Ireland does a lot of with fabulous...

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Distressed Hand Painted Cupboard, Harrogate

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog

Distressed Hand Painted Cupboard, Harrogate

Distressed Hand Painted Cupboard, Harrogate – Blog by Lee Simone For this project one of my best clients wanted to spruce up an old school supply cupboard she’d bought. It was part of a complete revamp of her spare room which she wanted to feel lighter, brighter and more sunny – a place to both work out and chill out in. This is the 6th room I’ve done for her in the same house, each one being specially painted in a different way and having a different feel. This time I...

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