Transforming a tired Oak kitchen in Watlington.

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Earlier this year, a client contacted me to revamp her kitchen. She faced several dilemmas, notably her husband’s reluctance to paint the oak cabinets.

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I explained the process and also presented before-and-after examples of similar kitchens. Kitchen cabinet painter Watlington

Eventually, he acquiesced to his wife’s wishes. We explored various shades from the Farrow and Ball collection, settling on Parma Gray to complement their stone countertops and tiles. They also decided to keep the current pewter knobs.

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I initiated the project by retrieving the doors and drawer fronts from the site. The kitchen elements had an oil finish that had become patchy and developed an orange hue. Additionally, cleaning was challenging due to the surface’s rough texture.

After transporting them to my workshop, I proceeded with cleaning, sanding, priming, and finally applying Tikkurila furniture paint for a fresh finish.


The three drawers to the right of the cooker were malfunctioning; they wouldn’t open or close smoothly, and furthermore the adjustments were already maximised in an attempt to elevate them and prevent interference with the frame. Kitchen cabinet painter Watlington

By affixing a few slim packers to slightly elevate the runners, I resolved the issue effectively. The clients were delighted with the seamless operation of the drawers, and there was no extra charge, as the adjustment was a quick fix.

below are the completed images of the kitchen. Kitchen cabinet painter Watlington

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The results are self-evident! This tired kitchen has been revitalised, breathing new life into it. In my last discussion with the husband, I mentioned that this transformation saved you nearly £30k. Moreover, you’ve reduced your carbon footprint by not contributing to landfill, and most importantly, you’ve made your wife very happy. Kitchen cabinet painter Watlington

If you’re interested in receiving a quote for your kitchen painting, please reach out to me here. You can also send images via WhatsApp by clicking the WhatsApp icon below. Please provide your contact details, home address, and email address, and I will send you a detailed quote.

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Kitchen cabinet painter Watlington