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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...

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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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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 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 ‘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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