Category: Coffee Tables

A child friendly coffee table

I adore my hand made oak coffee table. Which is why I’ve hidden it away since my wonderful daughter started moving around, drawing on anything that doesn’t move and bashing things in order to make as much noise as possible. My beautiful coffee table now lives behind the sofa, covered in a layer of protection from the sticky, clumsy, chubby little hands of a toddler.

I don’t mind that it’s hidden away really. I would much rather have my child than the coffee table, but now I have nothing to sit my cup of tea on. This is a problem for me, because I, and anyone else who is in my house, invariably has to grab something from a child, or grab a child itself in order to stop said child from falling or whacking another child over the head with a toy. And you really need to be able put your cuppa down in order to do that effectively.

In my searches, I came across this idea that I absolutely love: a chalkboard coffee table!



Now I know, it may not be the most sophisticated of coffee tables, but when you decide to have a kid, you do need to leave some of your elegant, beautiful, expensive furniture in your pre-kid life. Particularly the elegant, beautiful, expensive furniture that’s well within reach of tiny, unbridled and spontaneous person.

But this truly is a fantastic idea.


You can buy them for anything up to about £400, but it’s just as easy to make your own. All you need is a can of chalkboard paint, and half an hour, tops!

You can use a laminate table that’s got nice legs, or go to your local reclamation yard, charity shop or second hand furniture shop and find something a bit older that you love the look of.

You might even (like me) have an old table, not in perfect condition, you bought a few years ago and have been planning on refinishing…


A simple coat of chalkboard paint turns a modern table to a one-of-a-kind centrepiece in a child-friendly room.

It’s definitely a piece for a family home, but it doesn’t have to be covered in toddler scribbles 24/7. A little wipe, a tidy up and your one of a kind table will be ready for your visitors.

Of an evening, it could even be turned into your scorecard…


Reduced to Clear Furniture at John Lewis

john lewisIf you love the quality of piece furniture from John Lewis, but can’t always afford to spend that much on one item of furniture then you need to check out some of the bargains that John Lewis are offering on their furniture that they have reduced to clear.

What ever the room of your home you are looking to furnish, there could well be that extra special piece furniture you could get that is up 50% of the standard John Lewis online price. From a new mattress for your bedroom to a new coffee table in your living room, John Lewis have a number of great offers. Here are just a few of them,

Walton Coffee Table

Walton Coffee Table

    • John Lewis Walton Coffee Table – Walton coffee table made from elm solids and veneers for a light, country-farmhouse look. It features squat turned legs for character and a drawer with a wooden knob.
      • Was £399 – Now just £199.50 – HALF PRICE
    • John Lewis Walton Narrow Sideboard Top – Walton classic dining room furniture is made from elm solids and veneers for a light, country-farmhouse look. This narrow sideboard top features 2 shelves and will turn the Walton narrow sideboard into an attractive Welsh dresser.
      • Was £449 – Now just £224.50 – HALF PRICE
Walton Extending Dining Table

Walton Extending Dining Table

    • John Lewis Walton Extending Dining Table for 6-8 – Walton extending dining table made from elm solids and veneers for a light, country-farmhouse look. Turned legs add character. Seats 6-8 people.
      • Was £689 – Now just £344.50 – HALF PRICE
    • John Lewis Akita Dining Table – Dark mango wood dining table that shows distinctly Japanese design influences. It has angled, trestle-style legs and a thinner-than- usual top.
      • Was £599 – Now just £399 SAVE 33%
Bennett Coffee Table

Bennett Coffee Table

  • Bennett Coffee Table – Enhance your living space and solve storage problems at the same time with this classically designed coffee table. Featuring tray top detail and a useful storage shelf underneath, it is crafted from solid oak and oak veneers with a pale honey coloured tone
    • Was £386 – Now just £279 – Save over £100
  • John Lewis Chinese Collection Aya Side Table, White – Perfectly-proportioned Oriental-style side table with a white painted finish. Made from reclaimed poplar wood.
    • Was £199 – Now just £99.50 – HALF PRICE

Laura Ashley Spring Spectacular: Up to 50% Off Best Selling Products!

laura ashley Laura Ashley hope you are keeping well and enjoying the emergence of Spring and will be running their Spring Spectacular from this Thursday the 25th for 4 days only.

Spring Spectacular: From Thurs 25th to Sun 28th March (inclusive).

With up to 50% Off selected best selling products, you are guaranteed to make big savings this weekend. Below, you will find a list of some of the best sellers.

  • Charlston Side Table

    Charlston Side Table

    Charlston Side Table – Add a little decadence to your living space. Mixing mirrored glamour with elegant solid birch curves, the Charlston side table harks back to the glitz of the roaring twenties. Solid birch and mirrored panels and two drawers

    • Was: £250 Now: £120
  • Sheringham Rug – This casual thickly textured wool rug displays subtle natural tones. 90% wool, 5% cotton, 5% jute.
    • Was: £175 Now: £125
  • Lockie Cherry Rug – A soft and sumptuous shaggy wool pile rug in cherry. 56% wool 23% polyester, 21% viscose, backing 100% cotton/latex
    • Was: £200 Now: £150
  • Kimono Linen Wallpaper – Surface printed washable wallpaper, suitable for all rooms and well ventilated kitchens and bathrooms. Pattern Repeat 36cm
    • Was: £27 Now: £17
  • Milton Adjustable Coffee Table

    Milton Adjustable Coffee Table

    Milton Coffee Table – Perfect for all your living spaces, the Milton adjustable coffee table is made from lightly oiled oak with antiqued pewter handles… it is quite simply timeless. Lightly oiled oak, two functional drawers and a handy rising top for use while seated on sofa.

    • Was: £750 Now: £375
  • Rutherford Coffee Table – Crafted from solid oak with oak veneers, our Rutherford coffee table is a classic. With bevelled detail, it has a warm lacquered finish and distressed detail. Antique brass-effect handles complete the look. Warm oak veneers and two drawers.
    • Was: £550 Now: £275
  • Gloucester 2 Seater Sofa

    Gloucester 2 Seater Sofa

    Gloucester 2 Seater Sofa - If you are a lover of traditional styling and great design, choose our classically styled Gloucester sofa, which features an elegantly shaped back. Choose from over 100 exclusive Laura Ashley fabric options, with fibre filled seat cushions, sprung seat and back, front castors. Frame includes hardwoods.

    • Was From: £950 Now From: £450
  • Constellation Mirror – Make a striking statement with our stunning sun burst inspired mirror, which displays a beautifully burnished bronze effect painted finish. Burnished bronze painted finish
    • Was: £200 Now: £95
  • Malmasion Gold/Ivory Rug – A traditional design rug in rich gold and ivory. 59% cotton, 41% wool
    • Was: £300 – Now: £250

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