Hand painted oak kitchen in Higham Ferrers

Hand painting kitchens Northamptonshire

Hand painted kitchens Northampton

Higham Ferrers is a market town and civil parish in the Nene Valley in North Northamptonshire, England, close to the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire borders. It forms a single built-up area with Rushden to the south and has an estimated population of 8,083. The town centre contains many historic buildings around the Market Square and College Street.

Higham Ferrers is approx 45 mins from my workshop in Buckinghamshire, so a nice commute against the southbound traffic. Hand painted kitchens Northampton

I was contacted in the summer by a chap looking to change the look of his oak kitchen. His words to me were “Its just looking a bit tired”. I made an appointment with him to do a site visit and go over options on colours and procedures. I also gave him the number of a good decorator as he also wanted some decorating work carried out within the property.

The below picture is of the kitchen prior to any work being carried out.

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Kitchen layout

A good layout and also a generous number of cabinets for storage. The kitchen was a lay on door style with a concealed hinge and standard drawer runners. I made a couple of adjustments prior to removal just to get the drawers working properly.

The doors and drawers were removed and taken back to the workshop for a clean and a good sand down to provide a good mechanical key for the Tikkurila paint system I use on most oak kitchens. Hand painted kitchens Northampton

The handles had been removed by the client, he also filled and drilled new holes for the new handles which were fitted upon completion at no extra charge.

The results on these oak kitchens, in particular the hob and extractor run are fantastic! Clean, bright and fresh. Hand painted kitchens Northampton

Hand painted kitchens Northampton

Small tweaks

The doors were adjusted as I was fitting them. They only needed a couple of small tweaks, especially the eye level doors, therefore resulting in even gaps between each door. These are far less notable when the kitchen is in the original oak finish. Hand painted kitchens Northampton

At the same time the drawer runners had a small amount of lubrication applied. This eased some of the stickier runners and it certainly made them close much easier.

The inner glazed cabinets were also cleaned and left as wood. This gives a pleasant contrast with the newly painted doors. In addition to cleaning the inner glazed cabinets, I also removed the glass from the doors to give a neater finish on the back of each door.

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Contact me

A very satisfying project to undertake for a lovely couple in this beautiful Northamptonshire town.

If you are considering have your kitchen painted and would like a free no obligation quote, please get in touch. I just need a few photos to price from, illustrated like the photos above.

The savings are phenomenal, especially with the costs of a new kitchen! Furthermore, saving our beautiful planet from unnecessary landfill.

Thanks for reading this short blog.

Hand painted kitchens Northampton

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