A Complete Makeover of an Oak Kitchen in Leicestershire

A Complete Makeover of an Oak Kitchen in Leicestershire

A Complete Makeover of an Oak Kitchen in Leicestershire

We were contacted towards the end of 2023 by a client in the beautiful village of Willoughby Waterleys in Leicestershire to repaint their charming oak kitchen. The kitchen was installed 18 years ago by a local manufacturer  but was beginning to look tired and dated. The client also wanted to move away from the natural wood look in their home and give the kitchen a hand painted finish in a neutral colour.

Benjamin Moore pale oak kitchen

After an initial site visit and upon acceptance of the quote we provided the client with our colour fan decks for them to choose a few colours, we then painted larger sample boards and got these out in the post to them. The final colour chosen was Benjamin Moore 'Pale Oak' which is quite a popular colour at the moment.

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The Process of Hand Painting an Oak Kitchen

This kitchen was not as straight forward as it looks to prep and paint. There were lots of little tiny holes in the wood that needed filling which took a long time to fill and sand down. The process to hand paint a bare oak kitchen like this one is as follows:
  1. We number and remove all the doors and drawers fronts along with their hardware.
  2. We then mask up the edges of the kitchen and cover the flooring with protection.
  3. Everything is then caulked and filled including any holes and joins in the wood.
  4. Two coats of primer is then applied frame with sanding in-between to give a nice flat surface to apply the top coats to.
  5. The doors are then taken back to the workshop to be primed and sanded too.
  6. The following day a single coat is applied to the frame and the doors.
  7. The next day a second coat is applied after we've given everything a light sand.
  8. We allow everything to dry before returning on the final day to unmask the frame and to reassemble the kitchen. All the doors are re-hung and the hardware installed.

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The Finished Project: An 18 Year Old Solid Oak Kitchen That Now Looks New Again!

Once all the doors and drawers were reinstalled the kitchen looked brand new again. The colour chosen by the client really suited their quaint cottage beautifully  and they were delighted with the outcome leaving us a wonderful review too!

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The Location: The Beautiful Village of Willoughby Waterlays, Leicestershire

Nestled in Leicestershire's countryside, Willoughby Waterless exudes rustic charm and timeless appeal. Its traditional stone cottages, surrounding fields, and lack of water features add to its allure. The village green serves as a focal point for community gatherings, while the local pub fosters camaraderie over ale and hearty meals. Scenic walking trails offer exploration amidst abundant wildlife. Willoughby Waterless embodies the essence of rural England, inviting visitors to savor its quaint charm and warm hospitality.

Contact Us For A Quote

At Revival, we're passionate about enhancing the finish of handcrafted kitchens with our hand finished paintwork. We take pride in bringing our clients vision to life. If you're interested in adding a similar touch of elegance to your kitchen cabinets, don't hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your kitchen project.
If you would like a quote to have your kitchen hand painted then please contact Daniel on 07711208033 or via email to daniel@revivaldecor.uk

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