Our poor kitchen table has been tampered with yet again and has endured yet another Soothill makeover!
When we first moved into our new-build family home over 2 years ago (from a country-style cottage) we brought with us a traditional farmhouse table and chairs that my parents had given to us. It thus didn’t work in our modern, shiny, new grey kitchen and we absolutely knew we needed something else.
So instead of forking out ALL the money in the world on a new one, we picked up some contemporary white chairs from IKEA and the table itself got a makeover, which you can see here.
Dave essentially painted the whole thing in grey paint and took away the country cottage look; making it all feel more minimalist and modern. It has been great for our growing family over the last few years. We eat our meals at it, the twins draw at it, we have coffee around it, host dinner parties around it – it’s a very important piece of furniture in our family life.
After looking at many images lately for my mood board for my blog and Instagram inspiration, one element that kept coming up over & over was that I truly love wood (I didn’t really realise this). Because even though I prefer whiter, cleaner, brighter images – wood still features a lot in images that I favour. I think perhaps the warmth and natural feel of it draws me in?
LET’S CHANGE THE TABLE
So I mentioned this to Dave *i.e. hinted a lot* and (bless him) he set about transforming the table for me once more. Last week he stripped the paint off using a heat gun and then sanded down the last bits from the top. He then treated it with a natural oil.
This has now left the table with a more natural finish and a slightly distressed/reclaimed look.
I am actually starting to really favour the industrial trend, which has been fast growing in popularity in interior design during 2017. I was ALL about the Scandi look over the last few years but recently I am enjoying incorporating more of this urban trend into our home. I like metal against wood, and reclaimed materials alongside rugs and faux fur cushions.
I picked up this black floor lamp in Homebase this week, which I think adds some interest into the space, plus it provides a softer light than the harsher spotlights from above. The New York print is also from there and the plants too.
It’s now a nice spot during the day to read a magazine and enjoy a mince pie before the family come home.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Here are some pieces off the high street that I have picked to suit this look.
Love, Jess x