Project details - Hand Painted Oak Kitchen

Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, nr. Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

For this hand painted oak kitchen transformation I travelled to Kirby Hill, near Borougbridge, working for a lovely couple and fulfilling a lifelong dream 🙂

The clients had always wanted a hand painted kitchen and having done their research got in touch with me. They had seen my profile on ‘Traditonal Painter’, looked at my website and read my Blogs, feeling I could well be the man they wanted to entrust the work too.

The kitchen had been installed quite a few years ago but was good quality with a style and layout that worked well. The only real problem was the colour of the wood and how dated it now looked. Anyone can ‘paint’ a kitchen, but doing it very well is a different matter entirely. A kitchen can be ruined if the wrong process, materials and practices are used but as a specialist kitchen painter it’s my job to know what works, how to do things properly and how to achieve the best and most durable of finishes. Just because it’s hand painted doesn’t mean it has to have brush marks, a lovely smooth finish can be achieved but so much is in the preparation. A lot of patience and painty skills are needed but if you go the extra mile then the results speak for themselves. If a jobs worth doing……….

During the consultation  we discussed the process and having explained how I go about things they were very keen to book me in, even though at the time I had around a 7 month league time. In terms of colour this was one of the easiest and quickest colour consultations I’ve ever had, with The Little Greene Company’s ’50’s Magnolia’ being the instant and obvious winner. I got it accurately tinted in my specialist Finish paint by Holmans of Swindon and although ’50’s Magnolia’ isn’t the most inspirational of names, it really is a lovely colour and worked perfectly.

After dreaming of having a hand painted kitchen for many amoon the clients were absolutely delighted with the end results and kindly wrote this lovely testimonial for me –


‘We found Lee when we searched the net for someone who could hand paint a solid oak kitchen. He came to have a look and give us a quote. He discussed our needs and offered us great advice. We booked him and paid the deposit before we got the quote, which we found to be very reasonable when it arrived.

He has a long waiting list but he his definitely worth the wait. He was punctual, polite and the cleanest workman we’ve ever had in our house.

We now have a beautifully hand painted kitchen that has transformed the look and feel of the house. What craftsmanship, we have tried but have been unable to find a brush stroke on the units – we really couldn’t recommend Lee highly enough. What a lovely man.’

Mrs B, Kirby Hill


Member of ‘Traditional Painter’, select specialists for hand painted kitchens and furniture

Member of ‘Traditional Painter’, select specialists for hand painted kitchens and furniture

Lee is a member of Traditional Painter UK and their chosen kitchen and furniture painting specialist for the whole of the Yorkshire region.

Traditional Painter represents a select group of specialist kitchen and furniture painters covering the whole of the UK. With Traditional Painter there is no membership joining fee, it is invitation only, with each member being hand picked for their skill level and commitment to quality. Lee is very proud to be part of this group and follow their strict code of conduct.

To see his Traditional Painter profile please click here.




Lee works throughout Yorkshire and is within easy reach for projects in Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Leeds, York, Wetherby, Ripon and the surrounding areas.