Faux Marble Bath

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Faux Marble Bath

Faux Marble Bath    Roll top baths offer a great opportunity for specialist painting and in particular faux marble. With their elegant design roll top baths are often the centerpiece of any bathroom, yet most remain bland or painted in the manufacturers stock colour.  For this project, I painted the outside of a roll top bath to match the real travertine floor beneath. The marbling effect I painted was intentionally subtle and had few veins so as not to jar with the real travertine below. To complete the elegance of the room I also painted the walls with a pearlescent stripe,...

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Painted Marble Effect Fireplaces

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Painted Marble Effect Fireplaces

Faux Marble Fireplace – Doncaster The green faux marble fireplace was as much a restoration project as it was a faux finish painting one. The fireplace had originally been faux marbled sometime in the late 1800’s but since then had lead a hard life, being brought to me in a very worn and damaged condition. The clients had just moved to their new home and wanted the fireplace to be the focal point of their living room once more. There were many a stage to this marble effect project, from thorough cleaning, sanding and filling to base painting and the creation of the marble paint...

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Faux Marble Walls

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Faux Marble Walls

Faux Marble Paint Effects on Walls Marble walls instantly add a sense of grandeur and sophistication to any room and work equally well in both modern and classic settings. The examples shown above were painted in The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, and the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  Faux marble painting became extremely popular in Victorian times, with newfound wealth being invested in the arts and master craftsman spending years ornately painting the grand houses of the time. Today, with the cost of quarried marble and its installation requirements, painted faux marble offers a...

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Faux Marble Columns

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Faux Marble Columns

Marbleizing, Painted Marble Effect Columns These faux marble projects really showcase what specialist decorating can offer. For the first project, the client was building an indoor swimming pool and wanted marble columns to be a key feature of the design. However, having looked into the cost and weight of getting real marble columns, he started looking at alternatives.  To quote Wikipedia ‘Marbleizing’ or ‘faux marbling’ is the preparation and finishing of a surface to imitate the appearance of polished marble. It is typically used in buildings where...

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Marble Faux Finish on Slate Fire Surround

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Marble Faux Finish on Slate Fire Surround

Marble Effect Faux Finish on Slate Fire Surround Sheffield This marble faux finish painting project was in the dining room of private house in Thurlstone, near Sheffield. The house had many original features including this Victorian slate fireplace. The fireplace had been painted and re-painted over the years but originally it was decorated with painted marble effect, something that was very popular in Victorian times. Having seen one of the previous fireplaces I had painted, the clients loved the idea of painting theirs in similar green, grey colours whilst adding a contrast colour for the...

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Painted Marble Effect on Slate Fire Surround

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Painted Marble Effect on Slate Fire Surround

Painted Marble Effect on Slate Fire Surround – Milton Keynes This faux marble commission was for a couple near Milton Keynes. They had bought an old Victorian house and were in the midst of some large-scale renovations. Amongst the original features were two slate fireplaces. This was the one in the lounge, and though in terrible repair it had all the original tiles and could be made to look wonderful again. Hand painted marble effects were very fashionable in the nineteenth and early twentieth Century and this had inspired the owners to seek out a faux marble painter to...

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