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Hand Painted Console Table with ‘Shabby Chic’ Paint Effect

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Paint Effects Blog

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...

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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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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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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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