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Marble Effect Painting near Leeds

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

Traditional Painter Lee Simone travelled to the lovely village of Thorner for this faux marble effect painting project. The commission near Leeds came via a recommendation from another client whose roll top bath he had faux marbled a few years previous. The client had been looking for a decorative solution for his archway for some Read More

Antique paint effect on a hand painted kitchen- Leeds

Blog, faux, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone

Lee Simone, Traditional Painter in Yorkshire, reveals how he created an antique paint effect on a hand painted kitchen. I undertook this wonderful hand painted kitchen project in a truly unique house in Rawdon, Leeds. The house is an old converted chapel and as you can see retains many of the original features. Stone archways, Read More

Marbled fireplace Roy Makin

Associates, Blog, faux, marbling-graining, Martin Dunn

Martin Dunn Traditional Painter in W Midlands had a call from Martin Guest saying that a client wanted her wooden fire surround marbled, to try and make it blend in better with the hearth. A marbled fireplace? Certainly. The upshot of requirements and timescale and other work commitments meant it was time to bring on Read More

Oikos paint developer – A Day in My Life in Gatteo Mare Italy

Blog, Eco, faux, guest post, oikos

We are always looking beyond these four walls for ideas and products that can broaden our horizons and here we have an insight into Oikos paints and decorative products via Mark Warren, a former Oikos eco paint developer. To see what he got up to on a typical work day at their HQ in Italy, Read More

Faux Marble – Hand Painted Marble Fireplaces

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

Lee Simone explains about painted faux marble and how it is a great way to change the look of your old cast iron, slate or wooden fireplace, creating a hand painted feature that is unique and often a great talking point. Painted Faux Marble Fireplace – Doncaster This green faux marbled fireplace was made out Read More

Paint Effects – hand painted rustic wall finish

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

Traditional Painter Lee Simone is based in Harrogate and as well as kitchen painting, has worked all over the UK creating paint effects. Like all true artists, he has developed his own techniques and style and way of working, and has been called back to this particular property year after year by the owners who Read More

How to Shabby Chic a Fireplace and Gold Paint Effect by Lee Simone

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

Lee Simone is a very talented decorative artist, as well as skilled kitchen painter. He gives away a lot of tricks here, explaining how to shabby chic a fireplace and gold paint effect a slate hearth. I recently headed down to Oare in Devon to do some more decorative painting and faux finishes. I usually Read More

Hand Painted Shabby Chic Kitchen by Lee Simone

Blog, faux, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone

Lee Simone traditional painter in Yorkshire goes into the nitty gritty of a Hand Painted Shabby Chic Kitchen he worked on recently. Preliminaries This enquiry came from a couple in Stainton, near Barnard Castle. They had been considering having their pine kitchen painted for some time, and after finding Traditional Painter on the web, got Read More

Faux Marble and Marble Effect Painting

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining

Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, Lee Simone, is a specialist painter and decorator with a very artistic streak. (He inherited his talent from his father, Neil Simone, an accomplished artist.) Lee shares with us his passion for faux marble and marble effect painting. When I was introduced to the art of decorative painting nearly 15 years Read More

Harrogate Hand Painted Distressed Cupboard

Blog, faux, hand-painted furniture, Lee Simone

Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, Lee Simone, explains how he tackled this hand painted distressed cupboard for a longstanding client in Harrogate. 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 Read More

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