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Faux marble fireplace

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining

Here is a follow up to Lee Simone’s article on a Faux marble fireplace in Milton Keynes. This is the second fireplace in need of rescuing. Background to the faux marble fireplace This was the second faux marble commission for a couple living near Milton Keynes. The house was undergoing some serious renovations and part Read More

Faux Marble Fire Surround in Milton Keynes

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining

This article is about a Faux Marble Fire Surround in Milton Keynes. Lee Simone spends most of his time hand painting kitchens around Yorkshire, but has specialised in this line of decorative work for many years. After reading the article, I think you will agree, the art of making wood look like stone with paint Read More

Custom SG 400 by Shonky Musical Instruments

Blog, faux, musical instruments, Shonky

Looking for a custom painting specialist with a difference? I was. Luckily I found Antony Moggridge. Here is the story of a custom SG 400 by Shonky Musical Instruments. Back up, what is an SG 400 ? An Epiphone SG 400 is a Solid body electric Guitar. It was designed in the late 80’s. Mine Read More

Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining, Polyvine

Traditional Painter in Yorkshire, Lee Simone, has used and researched all manner of materials for creating decorative paint effects like this. If you have never quite found a modern equivalent of olde worlde oil glaze, this article on Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes is for you. Transparent Oil Glaze from Ratcliffes For Read More

Faux Stone Finish on an Exterior in W Yorkshire

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

Lee Simone, Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, used assorted glazes, brushes and tools to create this faux stone finish on the exterior of a very grand conservatory in a lovely home in West Yorkshire. Conservatory with Stone Paint Effect – West Yorkshire The clients contacted me because the original faux paint effect had been done around Read More

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
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