Kitchen Cabinet Painting Pontefract
For this kitchen painting project I headed over to Thorpe Audlin near Pontefract. The kitchen had been hand made and installed over 20 years ago and was now looking a little worn and dated. The couple contacted me asking if I could hand paint their kitchen in a light ‘off white’ shade to made it look more contemporary and give the room a lighter, brighter feel.
The colour chosen was Farrow & Ball’s ‘Matchstick’, which I had matched and mixed in an equivalent shade in my specialised kitchen paint. This paint, as with the primer and the materials I use, are tried and tested, and the best on the market for kitchen painting.
The kitchen had originally been designed so that each stretch of units was at a different height. Doing this meant that each section looks as if it is freestanding, a really nice design touch. The shaped bases and the recessed kick boards really help with the illusion so I painted the boards in a darker colour to further emphasise this feature. I painted them a lovely warm grey/brown colour to match the floor and they all but blended into the background, heightening the curved base of the units and making them appear to be almost floating.
This was a lovely project to do not only because of the great clients and lovely location, but also because it was such a huge transformation. Going from orange wood to a beautiful ‘off white’ changed the entire feel of the room, adding light and a feeling of space. My clients were extremely happy with the transformation and were kind enough to write this great review upon completion.
‘We can do nothing but praise Lee for all aspects of his work. From the beginning, when advising on colour for our kitchen, he proved to be both sensitive in taking on board our own personal taste and thought provoking in suggesting ideas we hadn’t thought of. His pride in his work was also obvious from the start: his painstaking approach to choosing the exact right colour for both the walls and the units in a room where the light changes constantly was extremely reassuring, as was his reliability in getting back to us when he said he would.
Lee’s consummate professionalism was obvious from the start. Nothing was too much trouble; his attention to detail, even in the preparation of the surfaces to be painted was exceptional. Lee is not a fast worker and this is definitely a compliment to him: when you realise the hours he puts into a job and the determination he puts into solving issues which arise as he gets into the project, it soon becomes apparent that engaging him represents very good value for money. Our project took several weeks to complete and we can honestly say that it was a pleasure to have Lee in the house and, when we were away, we had absolute confidence that he would look after things for us. We would recommend him and his work without reservation.’ Mrs Hotham, Thorpe Audlin
If you’d like to learn more about this particular project, see more ‘before, during and after’ images and see how I went about things, please visit my project Blog for this commission – http://imaginativeinteriors.co.uk/hand-painted-pine-kitchen-pontefract-blog-by-lee-simone/
Lee works as a kitchen painter throughout Yorkshire and is within easy reach for projects in Pontefract, Thorpe Audlin, Castleford, Kippax, Garforth, York, Leeds, and all the surrounding areas.