Reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen
Mark Nash had a bit of a challenge hand-painting this reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen. Know your paint!
In this age of austerity and restoration rather than replacement, my painting project this week has been a particularly neat challenge. My client was a Pangbourne lady who is embracing a real labour of love, transforming a bungalow into a spacious family home.
This project included the fitting of a reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen.
Before painting this MWF kitchen
The classic MWF quality was in evidence, although it required vision, dedication and the addition of new pieces of cabinetry to bring it together, according to the master plan for the space at her disposal.
The kitchen as I found it on Monday was something of a patchwork quilt of oak, maple, painted and untreated MDF…
…and here lay the challenge: to convert it into the classy, uniform installation that I photographed with a good deal of job satisfaction on Friday.
The Tikkurila paint system, together with the uncompromising ‘knocking back’ of Pegaprim Express primer where needed, created this stunning result that left my project-weary client a much happier lady by the end of the week.
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