Painting a Howdens Oak kitchen in the fantastic ‘Railings’ in Haddenham

Kitchen cabinet painter Haddenham

Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

The place-name “Haddenham” is derived from the Old English Hǣdanhām, “Hǣda’s Homestead” or, perhaps Hǣdingahām, “the home of the Haddings”. It is possible that the first villagers were members of the Haddings from Haddenham in Cambridgeshire. It may be that the first Anglo-Saxons to settle in the Vale of Aylesbury were followers of Cuthwulf, from Cottenham in Cambridgeshire, who, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, marched southwest to the Thames after routing the British at the Battle of Bedcanford in 571. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the manor as Hedreham. In 1142 it was recorded as Hedenham. Kitchen cabinet painter Haddenham

Initial contact

I was contacted by a lady in the summer 2022 discuss options in regard to painting her kitchen cabinets. The existing kitchen was a well made Howdens oak kitchen and had also been well fitted. In spite of the kitchen being well fitted, a couple of the appliance doors looked out of plumb. Unfortunately the fridge and freezer had not been secured and were constantly moving when the doors were opened. I manged to trim one of the doors and also re aligned them by pulling them forward and adjusting the feet. A fitter will return at a later stage to raise the fridge and freezer to get them to a height which will align them with the rest of the cabinets. Kitchen cabinet painter Haddenham

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A nice kitchen layout and would look great once painted.

The doors were removed and also drawers and plinths. These were taken back to my workshop for re finishing. A clean down, a sand with the Festool and these were furthermore good to go.


The colour that the client had chosen was Railings by Farrow and Ball. A beautifully rich dark colour with a hint of blue, as a result, the blue tone looked stunning.. A good adhesion primer was applied and 2 x topcoats in an equivalent to an eggshell finish. Kitchen cabinet painter Haddenham

On completion, new knobs and also matching pull handles were fitted. A fantastic contrast with the new colour.

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Overall a fantastic change of appearance and of course without all the upheaval of replacing and also a fraction of the cost.

If you live in or around Haddenham and would like a no obligation quote.  Contact me here or by WhatsApp on 07973 343252. I need around 4/5 images similar yo what you see above.

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Kitchen cabinet painter Haddenham