Hand Painted Kitchen – Upton, Worcestershire

This Traditional Painter, Hand Painted Kitchen, project was a complete joy to work upon – my clients live in a beautiful listed farmhouse cottage in a village, in the Upton area of Worcestershire.


Initially, an enquiry was emailed through to me, complete with photographs… as I was working on a sizeable Hand Painted Kitchen project in Eastnor, Herefordshire at the time of quoting, I dropped in to view the project first hand.

The kitchen was a well made example – solid pine construction through with a wax finish. My clients liked the layout and how it worked for them… it just needed a little TLC to breathe fresh life back into it.


The layout consists of the main body of the kitchen itself, an island unit and two freestanding bin units – my clients decided to have to the main units Hand Painted in the equivalent colour to “Buttermilk” and all other areas in the equivalent to “Wentworth Green” – both colours mixed into my preferred Tikkurila bases. As you can see above, the result was quite the transformation.


I followed my tried and tested method with this project; using the very finest materials, tools (*Erecta-Rack) and dust-free preparation. All surfaces were covered and protected and at the end of each day, my clients were left with a working/useable kitchen – this, I find, is of key importance to the way that I work… any project that takes away the heart of the home for a matter of weeks at a time, would be tremendously disruptive, to any household – It is my aim to keep my disruption to a bare minimum!


I would like to thank my clients for entrusting me with their kitchen, I had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute – I was warmly welcomed and kept “watered” with coffee throughout my stay (not to mention the odd mince pie and cream!)… the conversations I had were also very useful; I develop the *FOX paintbrush range and my client – a Systems Engineer, took an interest in the range and we spent a good while discussing possible developments…

My clients were kind enough to send me a testimonial – many thanks Dawn and Richard;

“We were delighted with the work that Martin carried out for us in refurbishing and painting our wooden kitchen.  Martin is a pleasure to have in your home and is a consummate professional.

We didn’t really believe him when he said there would be no mess or dust and the kitchen would be available for use at the end of each day.  It was absolutely true!

Needless to say my kitchen looks like new and my husband is delighted that I have been pacified for a few more years yet.   We would not hesitate in recommending Martin to you if you have a tired wooden kitchen that needs painting.”

For further information about my work and how I go about it, please visit my website;


Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.



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