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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...

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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...

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Kitchen Cabinet Painter, York

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

Kitchen Cabinet Painter, York

Kitchen Cabinet Painter, York As a kitchen cabinet painter I travel throughout Yorkshire transforming and restoring kitchens using advanced painting techniques. This kitchen painting commission was undertaken for a couple in York. Over the years I have built up a reputation for exceptional quality, attention to detail and craftsmanship. Through meticulous preparation and quality hand painting I can transform your kitchen, making it feel lighter, brighter and more contemporary, all for a...

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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...

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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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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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