Hand Painted Shabby Chic Table

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Hand Painted Shabby Chic Table

Hand Painted Shabby Chic Table This hand painted shabby chic table was a great little furniture painting project for a client in Gargrave, Yorkshire. She had bought the table because of it’s shape and style, but was unhappy with the old paint finish. For such a delicate piece of furniture it wasn’t painted very sympathetically, looking much too dark and heavy. It would defiantly benefit from a more subtle ‘antiqued’ shabby chic effect and that’s the client contacted me to do. Due to the detailed carving in the design, I actually decided to use aerosols rather than painting it by hand....

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Furniture Painting Leeds

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Furniture Painting Leeds

Furniture Painting Leeds This furniture painting project was for a couple who lived in Leeds. They had bought various pieces of used furniture from reclamation yards and auction rooms and wanted to upcycle them by having them hand painted. They didn’t want them painted in just a plain block colour though, they wanted each piece to have a different colour and an aged, shabby chic finish. This chest of drawers was originally waxed pine and required a fair amount of preparation before any painting could be done. With all the wax removed I set about filling all the dints and scratches, sealing...

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Hand Painted Kitchen Island Calderdale

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Hand Painted Kitchen Island Calderdale

Hand Painted Kitchen Island with ‘Aged’ Paint Effect Calderdale This hand painted kitchen island was commissioned by a lovely young couple in Triangle, Calderdale. They 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...

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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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Distressed Painted Furniture Harrogate

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Distressed Painted Furniture Harrogate

Distressed Painted Bedroom Furniture Harrogate This furniture painting project was in Harrogate and involved upcycling an old pine chest of drawers. The furniture had become orange with age and the client wanted it to be painted in an effect that was both rustic and would complement her new curtains. I suggested a distressed ‘shabby chic’ effect with hand painted flower detailing. The type of flowers painted match those on the curtain material, though they were painted to look more muted, as if the paint had naturally faded with time. The effect itself was fairly complex, with multiple...

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Painted ‘Shabby Chic’ Fireplace

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Painted ‘Shabby Chic’ Fireplace

Painted ‘Shabby Chic’ Fireplace – Oare Manor, Exmoor For this painted ‘shabby chic’ furniture project, I again headed down to Oare Manor in Exmoor.  I usually head down around once a year to do some faux finishes or specialist paint effects and it’s always a pleasure. The manor house is beautiful and the countryside around it stunning. This time my main jobs were to transform a couple of fireplaces, creating a faux stone and trompe l’oeil effect on one and this ‘shabby chic’ finish with patinated gold effect on the other. The clients wanted this fireplace...

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