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Hand Painted Kitchen Acton Near Sudbury Suffolk

Jump to PhotosThis Traditionally Painted kitchen finds us in the little Suffolk village of Acton

The Domesday Book records the population of Acton in 1086 to be 83, nowadays that population has risen to around the 1900 mark.

According to legend between 2001 and 2002 the Reliant Robin was produced in the village's industrial estate.

Acton is also famous for William Jennens was known as "William the Miser" and the "Acton Miser." Jennens made his money loaning money to gamblers and was Britain's richest man at the time of his death in 1798, but aged 97 he had outlived the nominated executors and beneficiaries under his will. According to the BBC QI series, Jennens vs Jennens commenced in 1798 and was abandoned in 1915 (117 years later) when the legal fees had exhausted the Jennens estate of funds (worth c. £2 million).The case of Jennens v Jennens formed part of the inspiration for the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case at the centre of the plot of Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Another Acton resident, Catherine Foster, was believed to be the last woman to be hanged at Bury St Edmunds, in 1847. At the age of 17 she poisoned her husband by putting arsenic in his dumplings.

As tends to be in such a quite little village a lot has happened over the years which leads me into this particular kitchen makeover.

Mrs C had contacted me around September 2015 and had enquired if I could transform her kitchen, fortunately she was very good friends with another client of mine who had previously had her kitchen painted a few years before and had commented on the quality of finish, which is always nice to hear.

She had just completed an extension to her house which created a large dining area adjoining the existing kitchen and this has given the space a light and airy feel, the new units were in a light blue and this was to be the colour of choice for the old fluted oak kitchen.

I carefully removed one of the draw fronts and took this to Paint and Paper in Norwich were they were able to scan and formulate a perfect match.

On my return the preparation process began, degreasing all the surfaces is so important and a 50/50 mix of Fluxaf pro clean was used with the help of a coarse green scourer.

The Festool RTS 400 with a combination of 80 and 120 grit Abranet sheets then ensures all surfaces are properly sanded and with its second to none dust extraction system the mess is kept to the minimum.

Once everything was then wiped down with a methylated spirit cloth, the first of two coats of adhesion primer were applied.

The following day the same procedure was undertaken back at the workshop on all the doors, drawers and kick boards all with the same amount of care and attention to detail.

Once back on site, all the static components were brought up to the same stage and then every door and drawer was rehung and positioned in its place.

A final top coat was the applied to the doors etc and once this had dried all the new handles were fitted.

As always my paint of choice is Alcro's Servalac Aqua 10 and this particular colour was named Mrs C's blue.

The before and after photos show what a complete transformation this job was and now how the two rooms now flow together, needless to say Mrs C was over the moon with her "new kitchen".

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