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Vikings and Shug Monkeys and hand painted kitchens

Blog, festool, Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

Traditional Painter member, Richard Willott, has uncovered many interesting factoids and stories during his travels hand painting kitchens around E Anglia. Vikings and Shug Monkeys and hand painted kitchens is one such example. This particular project finds me towards the Cambridgeshire / Essex borders, just outside the small village of Balsham. The Vikings are coming Read More

Piano painting East Anglia – Great Balls of Fire

Blog, hand-painted furniture, musical instruments, Richard Willott

Like most kitchen painters, Richard Willott has been known to listen occasionally to music while he works. In this article, Piano painting East Anglia, Richard airs his musical painting knowledge to anyone who will listen. The finale is a faithful rendition of the classic, Great Balls of Fire. For my next symphony – Piano painting Read More

hand painted waxed pine kitchen in Wicklewood

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Richard Willott of FX Decor Ltd is Traditional Painter for East Anglia. Richard’s first post of the year is about a hand painted waxed pine kitchen in Wicklewood. The village in south Norfolk, England is located 11 miles west of Norwich, next to the market town of Wymondham. Try pronouncing Wymondham if you are not Read More

Do you paint furniture?

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mark Nash, Martin Dunn, Richard Willott, Ron Taylor

Traditional Painter members tend to be painting wooden kitchens most days. However we are regularly asked, do you paint furniture? Yes, we do! And do you paint caravans? It depends. And war memorials? Let’s talk! Can you paint a wooden stool? I received an enquiry from the London area, about painting a stool. As far Read More

hand painted furniture with a difference

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture, Richard Willott

First of two articles Most enquiries for hand painted furniture start with, “Can you paint our pine bedside cabinets, dining room tables, wardrobes or chairs? Can we have a smooth matt or eggshell finish in our preferred colour?” No problem, that is all part of our specialist painting services. Periodically the requests for “Can you Read More

Restoring oak doors

Blog, lacq, Richard Willott

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter for Suffolk was contacted recently for some advice on restoring oak doors. It has prompted him to share his experiences on a project he undertook last summer. Advice from the tree! The Brief A long standing client had asked me if there was anything I could do to bring their solid Read More

Repaint a wooden kitchen in Shotesham All Saints Norfolk

Blog, Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Keim, Richard Willott

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter for Suffolk and Norfolk, was asked to repaint a wooden kitchen in Shotesham All Saints Norfolk, near Caistor St Edmund. Alternative title! What have the Romans ever done for us? There is a rich Roman and Anglo-Saxon history in East Anglia. St Edmund features on the Antonine Itinerary, a Roman “road Read More

Of Romans and a mahogany kitchen in Rampton

alcro, Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

This spectacular mahogany kitchen renovation took Traditional Painter, Richard Willott, to the tiny village of Rampton, just outside Cambridge. Painted mahogany kitchen – after Painted mahogany kitchen – before About Rampton Rampton is a small historic village situated on the edge of the Fens. It dates back to Roman times. When the Romans disappeared, so Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Suffolk – Woodbridge

Blog, Boats, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

This beautiful hand painted kitchen in Suffolk was custom-made walnut. It was remodeled by a joiner and re-painted by Richard Willott, Traditional Painter member covering East Anglia. The kitchen is located in Woodbridge on the River Deben. There is a famous boatyard there, near the famous Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo burial ship. The Romans, the Germans, Read More

Paint an oak kitchen in Acton in Suffolk

Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

When asked to paint an oak kitchen in Acton in Suffolk, Traditional Painter Richard Willott had to colour match the finish to newly installed dining room furniture. All in a day’s work. Oak Painted kitchen – After Oak kitchen – Before First, a trip down memory lane The village of Acton has quite a history Read More
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