Hand Painted Table & Chairs, Halifax – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog

Hand Painted Table & Chairs, Halifax – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Table & Chairs, Halifax, West Yorkshire First Published on Traditional Painter   For this project I was contacted by a lady in Halifax, West Yorkshire, who had inherited this lovely table and chairs and wanted to have it repaired and updated. The style she had decided upon was for the chairs and table base to be painted with the table top being left wood. A lovely choice of finish and something fellow TP’er Adam Bermingham in Ireland does a lot of with fabulous...

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Distressed Hand Painted Cupboard, Harrogate

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog

Distressed Hand Painted Cupboard, Harrogate

Distressed Hand Painted Cupboard, Harrogate – Blog by Lee Simone For this project one of my best clients wanted to spruce up an old school supply cupboard she’d bought. It was part of a complete revamp of her spare room which she wanted to feel lighter, brighter and more sunny – a place to both work out and chill out in. This is the 6th room I’ve done for her in the same house, each one being specially painted in a different way and having a different feel. This time I...

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My newest bit of kit – the fab Erecta Rack

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

My newest bit of kit – the fab Erecta Rack

My newest bit of kit – the fab Erecta Rack I recently had a hand painted kitchen project in Mirfield. The kitchen had 30+ doors and drawers and was going to take a few weeks so I offered the client the option of me painting the doors and drawers in my workshop to cut down on the time I would be on site. She was very happy with the suggestion so I figured I’d take the plunge and get myself an Erecta Rack from mypaintbrush.co.uk -what a great bit of kit! The Erecta rack is simple to...

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Hand Painted Oak Kitchen Table and Chairs, Pontefract – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog

Hand Painted Oak Kitchen Table and Chairs, Pontefract – Blog by Lee Simone

Hand Painted Oak Kitchen Table and Chairs – Blog by Lee Simone   This Blog was first published on Traditional Painter For this project I traveled to Darrington near Pontefract to transform an oak kitchen table and four chairs. The client was changing her kitchen and wanted to update her table and chairs by painting it in a plain colour. I used Empire by Tikkurila. a fabulous furniture and kitchen paint that I had accurately matched to one of the leading designer off white colours....

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‘Shabby Chic’ Fireplace and Gold Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Paint Effects Blog

‘Shabby Chic’ Fireplace and Gold Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone

 ‘Shabby Chic’ Fireplace and Gold Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone   I recently headed down to Oare in Devon to do some more decorative painting and faux finishes. I usually head down around once a year and it’s always a pleasure. The manor house is beautiful as is the countryside around. This time my main jobs were to transform a couple of fireplaces, creating a faux stone and trompe l’oeil effect on one and a ‘shabby chic’ and patinated gold...

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How to Distress Furniture – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Paint Effects Blog

How to Distress Furniture – Blog by Lee Simone

How to Distress Furniture – Blog by Lee Simone For this article I thought I’d talk about distressing, a wonderful paint finish that gives furniture and kitchens that aged, ‘shabby chic’ look. Distressing continues to be an extremely popular finish, and as it can only be achieved by hand the variety of different finishes are almost limitless. Below are a couple of examples of how different distressed furniture can be – from the stylistically aged to the seriously...

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