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Refurbish a wooden kitchen in Roscommon

Listed under Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted kitchen Posted Jan 30 2014

hand painted kitchen, RoscommonIn 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.

Hand Painted Kitchen, Roscommon

So, this is what we accomplished over a 2 -week period

Before

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon 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…

Specification

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…

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon 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…

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

I always carry a can of spray primer in my kit for hard to reach areas

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

I removed the shelving unit from the side of the oven block. The client didn’t want to see it wasted. Take a look at what we did…

Back in the workshop I cut it down to size & applied 2 coats of primer.  Back on site, we turned on it's side & fixed it to the wall. A great place to keep cook-books.

Back in the workshop I cut it down to size & applied 2 coats of primer.
Back on site, we turned on it’s side & fixed it to the wall. A great place to keep cook-books.

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

One of the worst features of this kitchen was a nasty plastic window board.
I never would have been satisfied with the overall look of the room had I not made, fitted & painted a new one…

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

No job is complete, in my opinion unless the entire room is decorated to the highest standard. Seen here is the amount of filler required on the ceiling…

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…

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

hand painted kitchen, Roscommon

Thank you for reading and if you would like to contact with any questions please leave a comment on this post. You can stay up to date with contracts as they happen on Facebook & Twitter

Happy Painting!

Joseph & Sons kitchen painting furniture painting West IrelandSpecialist painter and decorator, Adam Bermingham, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted furniture and kitchens Ireland.

Joseph & Son is Adam & Tom Bermingham, a father & son team with diverse backgrounds covering specialist painting and decorating, antiques and interior design.

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