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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
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
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
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
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
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
This article about distressed finishes is from specialist furniture painter Lee Simone, who covers Yorkshire enquiries for Traditional Painter. 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 Read More
Traditional Painter Lee Simone is a decorative painter in Yorkshire, and he explains how he creates an antique paint effect on kitchens and furniture Antiquing If you fancy something a little different to a plain colour then another popular finish I do is ‘antiquing‘. This works really well in country or period homes. Antiquing is Read More
This is an account by Mark Nash, Traditional Painter London, about painting and dragging a Smallbones wardrobe in Richmond My latest remit is in the heart of leafy London, where I am transforming a lady’s and gent’s wardrobe in a Georgian town house in Richmond using Nordic Paint’s Antique White for a dragged effect finish. Read More
This article about a Lincrusta restoration project at Thorpe house was written by Martin Dunn, Traditional Painter in Stafford, approved Advanced Lincrusta Installer At the end of August 2012, I found my self answering a request from Lincrusta training manager Andy Sarson. A few of us had been asked to go up to Thorpe House Read More
If the info we have shared in TP blog articles has given you the confidence to paint kitchen cabinets and furniture yourself, that is great. And in general, we hope that all homeowners, DIY and trade can take away & use our ideas for decorating better, faster or cleaner than the accepted norm.
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