Project details - 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 layers of paint and glaze being applied. The areas that would naturally have had more wear and tear; around the handles and on the edges, were ‘chipped’ back to reveal the original wood beneath. This, when combined with the layers of tinted glaze, created an effect that had great depth of colour and a naturally aged, patinated effect.

Each and every piece of furniture I paint is totally unique and can be tailored to compliment a room’s décor and the client’s individual taste. Furniture that’s in good repair can be transformed with a paint and I am happy to offer advice on colours and finishes if you need help. Instead of throwing out that old dresser, chest of drawers of wardrobe, why not call me and upcycle it with a bespoke paint finish.


Lee is a member of Traditional Painter UK and the chosen furniture and kitchen painting specialist for the whole of the Yorkshire region.

Traditional Painter represents a select group of specialist kitchen and furniture painters covering the whole of the UK. With Traditional Painter there is no membership joining fee, it is invitation only, with each member being hand picked for their skill level and commitment to quality. Lee is very proud to be part of this group and follow their strict code of conduct. To see his Traditional Painter profile please click here.


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Lee works throughout Yorkshire hand painting furniture and is within easy reach for projects in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Boroughbridge, Otley, Ilkley, Wetherby, Leeds, York and all the surrounding areas.