Painting a fitted bookcase in west London

This redecoration work on a flat in Earls Court in west London brought about a dramatic, glamorous transformation to some pre-existing fitted furniture.

The previous cabinetmaking was of a high standard, meaning that the units could be altered instead of replaced.

Firstly, downlighters were fitted to the top of the units; next, new mouldings were pinned on, into which LED ribbon lighting was rebated. The effect of LED lighting such as this is enhanced if the ribbon remains invisible — what is sought is merely the wash of the light itself.

Following the alterations and electrical work, the units were painted in Eico Old White Flat Eggshell and Ican Metallic in q16 nickel, products we can recommend highly to any professional painter and decorator, or keen DIY-er.

The walls were painted in Slaked Lime Mid (149) by Little Greene.

With many thanks to our client on this job, Violet & George, who were responsible for this clever, striking and effective design.

Fitted bookcases in a flat in Earls Court, painted in Eico eggshell and metallic paints

Trim Colour Series, no.8: Little Greene Slaked Lime

We worked for a week in Ruth’s fairly large 2-bed flat in Brockley, redecorating the living room and dining area, the L-shaped hall and the main bathroom.

The living room experienced a big colour change, going from a light orange to the more relaxing tone of a lovely colour from Little Greene called Slaked Lime.

Ruth followed up with an email after completion of the work:

The flat looks great and I am really pleased with the result. David and Shane were very professional and I appreciated them being there on time, keeping me updated on what was happening and getting the work done on schedule. Hope this helps and thank you for a job well done. I would definitely recommend your company to others. The work was so good that my carpets and curtains now look very tired…but that’s another story! 

Before and after redecoration with Slaked Lime by Little Greene


Trim Colour Series, no.7: Little Greene Leather

A truly bold pink from Little Greene, called Leather No.191, was selected by our clients Emma and Greg in Fulham, for a fitted bedroom wardrobe which was previously painted in Little Greene Mushroom No.142.

As Little Greene’s notes state, The brightest of pinks, this signature 1970s colour was used in conjunction with Marigold and Purpleheart in the most arresting colour schemes of the time.”


Emma was kind enough to send an email today:

We are very happy with the work, the children’s bedrooms look great. David and Shane were extremely helpful and hardworking and managed to remove all the things nailed to the wall without any scars. Luke also loves the colour of his new wardrobes and frequently tells us it is his favourite! We would be happy to recommend you and the team.