Refurbish a wooden kitchen in Roscommon
In this article, Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland goes beyond hand-painting and shows how to refurbish a wooden kitchen in Roscommon, transforming it from blah and dated timber into a sleek, modern, hand painted kitchen for a client who wanted big changes.
In this case there was more to do than just paint the doors and frame.
This Hand Painted Kitchen, Roscommon had other challenges!
If you have a well-made kitchen that no longer looks modern or doesn’t sit well with the rest of your decor, it is worth bearing in mind that it probably doesn’t need replacing. At Traditional Painter this is what we do. We take tired old kitchens and transform them into the kitchen you want.
As you can see from the results, this kitchen is a great example of what’s possible… and well worth the effort with a mammoth cost saving to the customer compared to a new installation of comparable quality.
So, this is what we accomplished over a 2 -week period
I would say that this is the most common style of kitchen in this part of Ireland over the last 20-30 years. This was particularly well constructed, compared to some! However, the quality of the fitting does not always mean that it looks or functions the way you want it to…
This client wanted a total transformation. All his fittings, appliances etc. are now chrome and black, including a new fridge/freezer, clock and door handles. He wanted a finish and colour scheme to compliment the new additions. We were heading a long way away from timber and pastel shades…
After viewing and discussing some sample colours and replacement door knobs, we decided on 2 shades of grey from the Colortrend pallet, one for the kitchen and one for the walls.
The client chose the handles as a perfect compromise between the traditional style of the kitchen and the proposed modern look of the new room.
Upgrading a wooden kitchen in Roscommon
There wasn’t just a kitchen to paint on this contract, however. The client wanted a new room. So the entire area was decorated in complimentary colours, doors and woodwork, even some new pipes to match the kitchen; new window board supplied, fitted and painted – and take a look at what we did with the shelving unit…
Here are a few images that walk you through the process over the 2 week transformation…
Cabinet Painting process
On this contract I specified 2 coats of Zinsser Coverstain, an oil-based primer/sealer followed by 2 coats Colortrend Historic Eggshell.
After extensive cleaning, degreasing and sanding, the woodwork was ready for priming and painting.
I go into detail about a variety of brushes in previous posts, Hand Painting Techniques & Paint Brush Cleaning and Selection at My Hand Painted Furniture.
Before & After
Everyone involved in this contact felt a great deal of satisfaction when it was completed, it was certainly one of my favorites this year. Take a look at some shots of what it looks like now…
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