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This kitchen was hand painted by myself recently and is one of the biggest that I have undertook. This 27 year old, solid wood mahogany kitchen below consisted of 30 doors, 8 drawers, pelmet, cornice, plinth, end panels, exposed feature shelving with spindles and cooker hood. The brief from the customer was simple – To transform it into a light, bright, more modern looking kitchen.

The kitchen was really well made and the layout was perfect but the look had dated and with little natural light the dark mahogany colour was really dominating the space, making the area feel too dark. It was a choice between a new fitted kitchen for £10’s of thousands or a refurbish.

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So I set to work on preparing all of the surfaces to be painted by sanding (using Festool dust extraction) and de-greasing. All worktop surfaces were fully protected by plastic and paper so not to throw up any dust like a cotton dust sheet could easily do. All doors and drawer fronts were removed ready for painting and on this kitchen the customer decided to change the handles so the old handles were taken off, holes were filled ready for new handles to be fitted at a later date.


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After the 4 coats of paint had carefully been applied and everything was re-fitted this is how it looked, finished in a subtle but classy Little Greene Ivory eggshell. What a transformation! My client felt they had a brand new kitchen for a fraction of the cost of new.


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