Hand Painted Fitted Wardrobes

Project details - Hand Painted Fitted Wardrobes

Hand Painted Fitted Wardrobes – Knayton, Nr. Thirsk, North Yorkshire

This furniture painting project was for some good clients of mine who had previously commissioned me to paint their ‘pippy or pipped’ oak kitchen. These fitted wardrobes were also beautifully made but the central panels were cracking and they were so dark they completely dominated the room.

Refurbishing them with a hand painted finish was the perfect solution as it would create the minimum of disruption, be far more cost effective and also avoid any knock on effects like a new carpet and re-painting the wall.

Before any painting work could be done the central panels were covered with 3mm mdf as the original laminate was completely cracked and irreparable. As with all my projects, the preparation was meticulous; all the carpets protected with Packexe, all the curtains wrapped up and every inch thoroughly cleaned and sanded.

For the paint; the colour chosen was Little Greene’s ‘French Grey Dark’, which I had accurately tinted to the equivalent shade by Holmans Paints in my specialist paint system from Finland. For this kitchen I used entirely oil based paint to create a perfectly smooth eggshell finish with around a 20% sheen level. I also re-conditioned the handles by cleaning, sanding and spraying them silver to match the curtains.

The transformation was fantastic and completely changed the feel of the room. It now felt so much brighter and bigger and offered many more options for the accessories in the room. A new chaise longue was ordered along with new bedding, lamp shades and cushions. The clients were once again over the moon and are looking for me to do some faux marble work in the bathroom 🙂


Traditional Painter

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.

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Lee works throughout Yorkshire and the UK and is within easy reach for projects in Ripon, Thirsk, Northallerton, Wetherby,  Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield, Halifax and the surrounding areas.