Hand Painted Fireplaces

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Hand Painted Fireplaces

Hand Painted Fireplaces When it comes to hand painting a fireplace, there are a range of different finishes you can choose from. Fireplaces can be painted in a plain colour, be made to look shabby chic, or even painted with a faux finish like marbleizing. Whether your existing fireplace surround is wooden, slate, metal, plaster or stone, Lee has the knowledge and experience to choose the best products for the job and create a quality hand painted finish. The first two projects shown in the pictures really showcase the different options available for shabby chic painting: with one being...

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Shabby Chic Furniture Painting Projects

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Shabby Chic Furniture Painting Projects

Shabby Chic Furniture Painting  If you’d like to move away from the more contemporary plain colour finish, Lee also offers more specialist finishes like shabby chic painting or ‘distressing’. Shabby chic effects give the surface a pleasingly old and worn appearance, an effect that can appear both soft and elegant, or very rustic and time worn. Lee uses a combination of paint and glazes to create a subtle, naturally aged, patina. and uses ‘chipping’ not sanding to reveal the wood beneath. These techniques create a more authentic looking finish, not one that’s contrived...

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Hand Painted Kitchen Island

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Hand Painted Kitchen Island

Hand Painted Kitchen Island with ‘Antique’ Paint Effect  This hand painted kitchen island was commissioned by a couple who had bought an old lakeside house and were in the midst of completely renovating it. Their aim was to maintain as much of the original features as possible and design and decorate the new space in sympathy with the original building and its surroundings. There was a lot going on and much of it was bespoke work requiring a range of expert craftsmen. They had recently installed a new bespoke kitchen and wanted to make the large central island into a real...

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Hand Painted Wardrobes Harrogate

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Hand Painted Wardrobes Harrogate

Hand Painted Wardrobes Harrogate For this hand painted wardrobe project, I headed back to one of my best clients in Harrogate. Over the years I have created specialist paint effects in their kitchen, lounge, snug, dining room and master bedroom. This time I was called back to re-paint these wardrobes and also create a paint effect on the walls of the en-suite. When I painted these wardrobes the first time round, it was actually the first job I ever did on my own whilst I was working for Nicola Creasey. That was over 20 years ago! Even though it had been a good amount of time since they had...

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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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Painted Marble Effect Fireplace

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Painted Marble Effect Fireplace

Painted Marble Effect Fireplace – Milton Keynes This faux marble fire surround was the second fireplace to be painted for a couple in Milton Keynes. The room was undergoing extensive redecoration as was the rest of the house. As with the one I painted in the lounge, this one was in very poor repair though the original Victorian marble painting was still faintly visible and offered a glimpse at what the surround would once have looked like. Faux marble painting was very popular in Victorian times, with fireplaces painted by master craftsman to mimic real marble and create a true focal...

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