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Hand Painting Oak Doors (Black) in Breaston, Derbyshire

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There’s nothing unusual about hand painting oak doors! ‘Sacrilege‘ I hear a lot of people say, criminal others will cry, leave them in a natural finish. Well this particular project went totally against the grain when I was referred to a client in Breaston, Derbyshire; she wanted all her new internal oak faced doors painting BLACK! You […]

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Paint Preparation with FLEX ‘Das Original’

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This article gives an insight into some of the dust free sanding equipment used for paint preparation by Russ Pike Furniture Painter for Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. I think its common knowledge that when tackling any sort of paint finishing, its what goes into the preparation that makes for a good or bad job. I’m a painting professional and specialist […]

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hand painting a bespoke hand made kitchen

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This article refers to hand painting a bespoke hand made kitchen which I was commissioned for back in 2013, as well as some stunning dressing room furniture. The project was at Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire and was supplied and fitted by James Greensmith Interiors of Nottingham. James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in fitting high end bespoke furniture, he has previously worked direct for Clive […]

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Painting Oak Kitchen cabinets in Stapleford, Nottingham

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Painting oak kitchen cabinets is one of my specialist areas, this is one I recently did in Stapleford, Nottingham. It was originally installed some 20 years ago by bespoke kitchen manufacturer ‘Osborne’s of Ilkeston’ in Derbyshire. As you would expect from any quality bespoke kitchen even after 20 years, the cabinets, frames and doors were still […]

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Hand painted kitchen cabinets in Woodthorpe, Nottingham

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Here’s a hand painted kitchen refurb job I recently carried out in Woodthorpe, Nottingham. The kitchen & cabinets had been originally spray painted by the manufacturer some 15 years ago and although the overall condition of the kitchen was pretty much sound, it was ready for a facelift! The clients were both retired professionals enjoying their free time and really […]

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Hand Painted Elm Kitchen in Harby, Nottingham

This Hand Painted elm Kitchen is in the village of Harby on the outskirts of Nottingham. The client was not only looking for a hand painted finish to  all the cabinets but also asked for a full redecoration of the ceiling, walls and woodwork to be completed at the same time. As I don’t get involved doing general painting […]

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Hand Painting Oak Wooden Kitchen Cabinets in Nottingham

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Hand painting oak wooden kitchen cabinets is a cost effective way to give an aesthetically pleasing look to your classic kitchen, this article  first appeared on the Traditional Painter website. This particular kitchen was approximately 8 years old and constructed from French oak. It was structurally sound and very sturdy but as usual with oak kitchens of this description, the orangey […]

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Hand Painting (Shabby Chic) Furniture in Derbyshire

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Hand painting (Shabby Chic) furniture on this project in Derbyshire involved several large pieces, giving this 12 year old Yew dining furniture a new lease of life. The client originally paid a small fortune for this furniture but now it was looking dated, they had decided to have it all hand painted to complement the décor in their new home. This collection […]

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Refurbishing a Second Hand Designer Kitchen in Nottingham

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Refurbishing a second hand designer kitchen or existing units is a much cheaper option than replacement, that’s what my client in West Bridgford, Nottingham did with this second hand Mark Wilkinson designer kitchen which they bought off the internet. The kitchen was purchased complete with granite worktops and although some alterations were required, it was well worth the effort […]

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Hand Painting an Old Pine Kitchen in Melbourne Derbyshire

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I apply my hand painting craft skills to various size projects throughout the 3 counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire, this one was a nice little country cottage style hand painted kitchen in Melbourne, Derbyshire.                           This old pine kitchen offers a good […]

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