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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

Distressed Finishes

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

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

Antique Paint Effect on Kitchens and Furniture

Blog, faux, Lee Simone

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

Richmond, London – hand painted and drag effect wardrobe

Blog, brushes, faux, Mark Nash

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

Lincrusta Restoration at Thorpe House in Halifax

Blog, faux, Lincrusta, marbling-graining, Martin Dunn, wallcoverings

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
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