Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen

Project details - Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen

Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen, Bramhope, Leeds

For this hand painted oak kitchen project I travelled to lovely house in Bramhope, Leeds. Sometimes having your kitchen painted can create something very special indeed, this was one such project and a quite fabulous transformation!

The clients had recently moved into the house and had inherited this lovely, albeit dark handmade kitchen. Though beautifully made they felt it looked a bit dated and was in need of modernising. They had found me on the web and were very interested in finding out more about the hand painted route – a fabulous and very cost effective option.

They contacted me by phone and asked a few poignant questions about durability to which I assured them they would get a top class finish which would not only be brush mark free but also highly durable. I explained how I would fill the ‘pips’ so the finish would be perfectly smooth and also about  the high level of prep I undertake and the quality practices and specialist products I use.

During my visit we discussed the process and logisitcs in more detail and delved into the wonderful world of colour. The client was very keen for the walls to be green, so having looked at various options we decided The Little Greene Company’s ‘Tracery 2’ would be a lovely option – a sagey shade, natural and earthy in colour. For the units themselves we looked at warm ‘off whites’ to compliment the slight pinkiness in the tiles. In the end we chose another Little Greene, this time, ‘Clay Mid’ which I had accurately tinted in my specialist paint by Holmans of Swindon.

Alongside the painting there were to be other changes too, the large double unit on the right was removed and the wall knocked down opening up the next door snug. I thought the way the clients knocked out this section was inspired, electing not to take the whole wall out but a section, leaving a very modern and funky shape as the gap.

The project took about three weeks to complete and was incredibly satisfying to do. The results speak for themselves, with the kitchen being almost unrecognisable yet still having the same very expensive and beautifully crafted units. The power of paint at it’s finest!


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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.

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