Painting a Smallbone kitchen in Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn

I received a call from a client who was really upset that she couldn’t find somebody to refurbish her Smallbone hand painted kitchen.Smallbone kitchen

Painting a Smallbone kitchen

The client had been to Smallbone but could not afford the price to paint it and to fix all the areas that had been damaged over the years and realised that painting a smallbone kitchen was for a kitchen painter that was familiar with this furniture.Smallbone kitchen painter

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn Hertfordshire Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn HertfordshireVarious drawer runners had broken and a couple of end panels had blown so needed replacing. The tiled worktops also needed a bit of an overhall. I organized a tiler to come in and re grout all the tiles. The oak lipping also needed re polishing which I also organized.

Its not just about the painting on this one!

The biggest jobs included replacing 4 oak drawers and runners to new Blum runners and dovetailed oak drawers and to supply, fit and re hang the integrated doors to the 2 x Miele integrated fridges all of which were carried out for me by an ex Smallbone fitter.

Once all these remedial jobs were completed I then started with a good clean down and loads of preparation. Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn

The photo above is the tiler getting to work removing the old grout.

painting smallbone kitchensThe lipping was quite worn but not bad for 25 years of use. This is testament to the original build and quality of the furniture.Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn

The kitchen had the original dragg effect and coach lined red cock bead, red plinth and red fillers behind any detailed fretwork.

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn

A new fisher and Paykel induction hob was fitted to replace the old hob. Smallbone kitchen painter

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn HertfordshireThe kitchen was painted in Farrow and Ball pointing with Mizzle for the accent colour and all the knobs were replaced with crackled porcelain. Smallbone kitchen painter

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn HertfordshireThe devil is in the detail!

All in all a very pleasing new colour scheme that work really well with the tiled top and floor. Smallbone kitchen painter

The kitchen really did look fantastic on completion and it was moreover hard to see that it was 25 years old. The tiling now looked fresh and also the oak edging looked really sharp. Smallbone kitchen painter

The two new fridges were furthermore hidden perfectly behind the doors as you can see above. The panel on the end completed also the run as the old one was damaged. Smallbone kitchen painter

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn HertfordshireA very satisfying project and the client was over the moon and left a glowing testimonial:

Chris – what a lovely surprise to come home to the beautiful flowers and vase! Thank you very much indeed and they colour co-ordinate so well with my newly painted kitchen. Malcolm and I are delighted with the kitchen and look forward to using it again by the week-end.
Give me a ring when the table is ready. I will certainly recommend you where possible.

Many regards and thanks,

Jill and Malcolm Ricketts
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If you have a Smallbone kitchen and are considering a re paint then please do contact me with some details and photos if you can and I will have a quote to you within 24hrs.

Smallbone kitchen cabinet painter Welwyn

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