Faux Marble Paint Effect Bath

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Bath

Faux Marble Paint Effect Bath – Harrogate, North Yorkshire   For this faux marble paint effect project, I painted the outside of a roll top bath to match the real travertine floor beneath. The travertine effect is subtle and only has a few veins so as not to jar with the real travertine below. The walls were also painted with a pearlescent stripe paint effect which sparkles in candlelight and really bring another dimension to the room. The clients were very happy with the results and kind enough to write this testimonial for me – ‘Thank you very much for making such an...

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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 Paint Effect Walls

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Walls

Faux Marble Paint Effect Walls – Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens For this faux marble commission I was contacted by the curator of the ‘Fine Art’ Exhibit in the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. They were updating the rooms and wanted to create a realistic painted marble effect below the dado rail. Hand painted marble effects were very fashionable in the nineteenth and early twentieth Century’s, and as this part of the museum houses predominately Victorian paintings it seemed very fitting to create a faux finish that was in keeping with the trends of the day....

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Marbleizing, Painted Marble Effect Columns

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Marbleizing, Painted Marble Effect Columns

Marbleizing – Painted Marble Effect Columns 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 the cost or weight of genuine marble would be prohibitive. Faux marbling is a special case of faux painting used to create the distinctive and varied patterns of marble – the most imitated stone by far. I use that description as it perfectly describes the purpose of this marbling project. I was contacted by the client who...

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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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