"Lee is highly professional, conscientious, careful and with a commitment to the highest standards of work. He kept my wife and I updated throughout our kitchen furniture revamp, communicating clearly throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend Imaginative Interiors to prospective customers."
Bespoke furniture painting and upcycling
As a specialist furniture painter, Lee has the knowledge and experience to upcycle your old furniture and give it a new lease of life. Whether it’s a family heirloom, a dated dark dresser or a brand-new chest of drawers, Lee can create a quality, durable paint finish that will transform your furniture.
Depending on the size of the piece, Lee can also prepare and paint your furniture ‘off-site’ in his workroom to ensure a hassle-free makeover with the minimum of disruption.
Lee’s range of finishes includes plain single colour painting, French ‘shabby chic’ effects, faux finishes, distressing, and unique hand painted designs.
Lee works throughout Yorkshire for kitchen painting projects and is within easy reach in Harrogate, Leeds, York, Wetherby, Ripon, Otley, Ilkley, Wakefield, Halifax and all the surrounding areas.
"Thank you very much for a fantastic job in bringing to life our dark oak furniture. We are absolutely delighted with the end result, and now have two pieces of bespoke furniture which sit well in our lounge. We have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Lee to anyone who wants to bring life to tired but prized possessions. Thank you so much Lee!"
"I employed Lee of Imaginative Interiors to paint and distress a cheap pine fire surround to match a brand new traditional hearth and fire insert with Victorian tiles. The finished surround now has an antique finish, and looks fabulous. I was highly impressed by the quality of work and attention to detail – and would happily recommend Imaginative Interiors to anyone."
What furniture can be painted?
Pretty much any piece of furniture can be painted and transformed. Most common materials used to make furniture can be hand painted, it’s all about knowing the right products, materials, and techniques.
Whether your furniture is solid wood, laminate, already painted, mdf, lacquered or varnished, Lee can paint nearly all surfaces and upcycle your furniture to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.
Is it worth painting my furniture and is it cost effective?
If your furniture is good quality but just looking tired or dated, then having it painted is a great option. Lee doesn’t tend to use chalk paint unless specifically requested and will meticulously prepare, prime, and paint each piece, to create a beautiful and durable finish.
For this reason, it’s not always as cost effective to paint rather to replace, but it’s certainly the more eco-friendly option. You also get to choose the colour and design you want, with the end result being a professional finish that doesn’t look home-made, mass produced, sprayed or synthetic.
What finishes do you offer?
Lee can offer you a range of finishes for your furniture, from single colour painting to authentic aged ‘shabby chic’ effects. Lee can also elevate your furniture into the realm of fine art by creating highly realistic faux finishes or trompe l’oeil illusions. Whatever the project, each hand painted finish is bespoke and perfectly tailored to suit the design and colourway of the room.
What areas do you cover?
Being based in Harrogate, Lee covers most of Yorkshire for furniture painting projects and is within easy reach of projects in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby, Leeds, Otley, Ilkley, York, Skipton, The Yorkshire Dales, Pontefract, Wakefield, Halifax, and all the surround areas.
How do I get an estimate?
If you would like to discuss a furniture painting project then please call or message Lee:
If you would like to send Lee some photos, he is very used to pricing up projects this way. All he needs is the following:
- A couple of pictures showing your piece(s) of furniture.
- A couple of close ups showing the current finish.
- Any damaged areas that need attention.
- Any information about the current finish and/or wood type.
- Any thoughts you may have about colour.
- Your postcode, so I gauge any petrol and/or travel costs.