The kitchen is the heart of any home & I always dreamed of having a big open plan kitchen, perfect for entertaining along with family life. I am now the proud owner of that idilic space & my dream home at 24 years old.
I knew immediately that I simply HAD to paint the kitchen units. They were good quality, in perfect condition with a timeless style but it was all a bit too ‘wooden’ for my liking & I’m a serial wood painter (Annie Sloan eat your heart out).
Once we had a move-in date set, I started looking online for quotes to have it painted as being 8 months pregnant with an almost 2 year old and already so much I wanted to do with the move before baby arrived it seemed logical. I contacted a few local companies & eventually came across Vanessa & Nathan at nvkitchens.co.uk who quoted £1100 to paint the entire kitchen over the space of a week which I didn’t think was too bad considering the time it would take along with the cost of F&B paint.
Once booked I started looking into paint colours with Vanessa’s recommendation of Farrow & Ball for kitchens. After lots of Pinteresting I was convinced on ‘Elephants Breath’ however on application found it quite pinky so in the end went with ‘Stony Ground’ which is absolutely PERFECT with beigey/grey/greeny tinges.
Vanessa & Nathan arrived on a Monday morning a week after we had moved in, removed all doors & fittings along with priming and prepping everything left. They then took all the doors away to complete at their workshop and returned the following Monday to refit and finish off the rest. That week was absolutely horrendous as i’m sure you can imagine being 8 months pregnant trying to keep an almost 2 year old out of kitchen cupboards with no doors wasn’t the easiest of things to do.
In that time we stripped off the wallpaper along the back wall which darkened the room & gave it a lick of paint (custom colour unfortunately – it is a pale magnolia).
I was absolutely thrilled at the finished kitchen & couldn’t recommend NV kitchens enough. They even stayed in contact & sent me a beautiful card when Rory arrived a few weeks later.