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Painted bedroom furniture in West Meath

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, tikkurila


Adam Bermingham Traditional Painter in Ireland lets us in on a real team effort where client and craftsman gelled to deliver an end result that all involved were proud of. The client came ready for the party with taste, a great eye for colour & a set of multi-coloured porcelain handles… I brought my skills, Read More

Hand Painted Kitchen Dressers

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, tikkurila


In Ireland, Adam of My Hand Painted Furniture has a full equipped workshop and amongst his many commissions in 2014 were a series of Hand Painted Kitchen Dressers. They can be imposing pieces and dated knotty pine dressers respond especially well to the hand painted treatment. Adam runs through his favorites and the how, where Read More

Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo

Adam Bermingham, Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila


Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland talks us through a Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo. A picturesque part of the country & a tired pine kitchen updated for great clients in time for their daughter’s wedding… Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo There was more work here than the number of doors would lead you to Read More

Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway

Adam Bermingham, Annie Sloan, Blog, brushes, hand-painted furniture


In this post Traditional Painter in Ireland, Adam Bermingham walks us through a small but very enjoyable contract… Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway. Recently on Facebook a few of us at Traditional Painter were discussing “how much is too much” when it comes to distressing. The client knew what she wanted & was very pleased Read More

Linseed oil glazing putty, linseed paint

Adam Bermingham, Blog, lacq, Matthew Evans, period property, preparation


Linseed oil has been at the heart of the decorating world for centuries. Linseed oil is the soul of one of Europe’s longest established manufacturers, the core ingredient of most of their products. Linseed oil glazing putty is the traditional product for bedding in new glass in wooden windows, and creating an angled rebate for Read More

Furniture Upcycling in Ireland

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture


Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland covers many aspects of the furniture business – hand painting pieces for clients, restoration, refinishing, and sales. If you browse the internet, the term Furniture Upcycling is everywhere, especially in the USA. There are companies selling it, there are companies providing services, but what is it? Let’s take a Read More

Hand painted oak kitchen in Ballygar Co. Galway

Adam Bermingham, Axus Decor, Blog, blogging painters, erecta rack, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila


This post is from Traditional Painter Adam Bermingham about a hand painted oak kitchen in Ballygar, Co. Galway. We are not ones to stand still, and Tikkurila Furniture Feelings was used as the top-coat. This Scandinavian kitchen paint is proven over many years as first choice on many high end custom painted kitchens around the Read More

Refurbish a wooden kitchen in Roscommon

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted kitchen


In this article, Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland goes beyond hand-painting and shows how to refurbish a wooden kitchen in Roscommon, transforming it from blah and dated timber into a sleek, modern, hand painted kitchen for a client who wanted big changes. In this case there was more to do than just paint the Read More

Fireplace Refurbishment in Roscommon

Adam Bermingham, Blog, krudkutter


Traditional Painter Adam Bermingham carried out a fireplace refurbishment in Roscommon last year, at The Cosy Bar. This is a summary of the process & equipment to bring the cast iron period fireplace back to its former glory. When the fire had been left a day to die down and cool off, Adam vacuumed everything Read More

How to restore a chest of drawers

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, Wooster


Traditional Painter for Ireland, Adam Bermingham discusses the method behind how to restore a chest of drawers with a traditional beeswax finish for the top and hand painted drawers and carcass. If I could finish every piece in the workshop this way, I would. It’s a pleasure to carry out the work and the results are Read More

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