A Sunshine Kitchen Makeover

This week I decided to paint a part of our apartment that I’ve been meaning to do for ages. I bought some bright yellow paint and a mini-roller from Wilkos and got cracking. Can you guess which room…


I guess the title of this post gives it away, it’s the kitchen. We have an open-plan kitchen and living room, and this is how it looked before:


And after I painted the wall yellow:


So bright and sunshiney now 🙂 I spent yesterday morning prepped by lining the sides and socket with masking tape. It’s a boring task but worth it for a neater finish. I then painted the majority of the wall with a mini-roller, and the edges with a paint-brush. I did two coats, leaving 2 hours between coats.


I chose a vibrant shade of yellow to compliment my bright accessories, such as my Kenwood kMix Kettle and Toaster. I looked at special paint for kitchen walls, but there are only pale shades in the range. So I went for the Wilko Durable Matt Paint in Lemon Burst, which says it is washable and scuff resistant on the tin – so I should be able to wipe any splashes off from cooking.


It goes well with my kitchen table and chairs, I am so pleased with how it looks. It got me tidying and cleaning up too, which always helps 😉


It even matches my well-loved Typhoon weighing scales which I use a lot for baking cakes.


These are the products I have used, all from Wilkos, coming to under £20. I always seem to shop there for my painting supplies, they are good value for money and handy being in the high street.


Harris Jumbo Mini Roller Set £3.50 | Wilko Masking Tape 50p | Wilko Durable Matt Paint – Lemon Burst £12 (on offer, normally £15)

What do you think, do you like it? How have you decorated your kitchen?

Sabrina x

P.S. My top tip is to have a pack a baby wipes on hands – good for wiping off accidental paint smudges off surfaces while the paint is still wet.

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43 responses to “A Sunshine Kitchen Makeover

  1. The pop of yellow makes a wonderful difference. I have used Wilkos paint in the past and found it to be excellent quality as well. I adore your scales, they would even make me want to bake! #homeetc


  2. Oh I just love the chairs too they are beautiful, I would like those in blue, it looks great so bright and cheery x


  3. Wow! What a difference! It looks great! I recently discovered Wilko paints when we decorated our son’s bedroom, I was so impressed with the quality for the price. Love all your colourful accents. #HomeEtc.


  4. WOW! what a difference a splash of paint can make! It really is sunny and bet it wakes you up every morning too. Lovely idea and love your scales! Lovely to have found you via #HomeEtc


  5. I never would have imagined it looking this way if someone said they were going to paint a room that colour. The cupboards set it off and it looks fab. Love the chairs too! #MakingHome


  6. Love it!! What a difference — it looks fantastic and really pulls the room together. Plus, it’s one of my fave colours too… not that that’s made me biased at all 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with us Sabrina — much appreciated x #HomeEtc


  7. That colour works so well in the space. Makes it very bright and cheerful. I bet it makes you smile every time you walk in the kitchen! Nice work 🙂 Sue J ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker #MakingHome


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