Kitchen painting kit
Lee Simone lists what he used to create the finish for a wooden Shabby Chic kitchen near Barnard Castle.
The kitchen itself had been hand crafted by a local joiner many moons ago and was made from some 150 year old pine that used to make up the pews of the local church.
Here’s a picture of all the kit and caboodle I needed to complete the ‘Shabby Chic’ kitchen plus a list of all the kit I used, with a few useful links on where you can buy it.
Vacuum cleaner with bristle attachment
Stereo with Audio Book
Fisherman’s small foldable seat
Mini screwdriver and tool kit
Ratcliffes Oil Glaze
Tubed oil paint
2 Grades of filler
Sandpaper, between coats, pads, 120 & 180 grit
1200 lining paper
Mini roller handles
High density mini foam rollers
Various Brushes –
2 x 1.5” Purdy Monarch Elite
1 x 2” Purdy Monarch Elite
0.75” Nylon artist brush
0.25″ Nylon artist brush
Large stipple brush
6” dusting brush
Hog hair brush
Caulk & gun
1.5” Masking tape
2 x 3M Edge Lock Tape
The essential kit remains the same for any kitchen project, but paints, primers and brushes may change.
The most noticeable differences to my normal kit for a distressed or ‘Shabby Chic’ finish are the tea lights (for the wax barrier stage), the Zinsser Bin 123 primer, the butter muslin, the tubed oil paint and the oil glaze.
The kitchen turned out beautifully and the clients were very happy with the transformation and the finish achieved :-). I will be writing a Blog on the whole project soon but in the meantime here’s a sneak peak at a couple of before and after pics.
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