The Fat Radish - Front Redesign

This winter, Phil from The Fat Radish hired me to redesign the front of his restaurant. The front was originally a coffee and juice bar, but he wanted to fill it with people at lunch and dinner. Seeing that The Fat Radish is English-themed with a bit of adventure, I took inspiration from the classic English dresser with a mix of an explorer's den, shown by the props in the cabinets - old tools, a vintage camera, antique trophies & headphones, paintbrushes & bottles of whiskey. I also created a drinks rail & large world map to finish the set.

We built a chef-height table for 6 out of oak & pickled it. Then painted the simple stools a chalky grey paint. I chose chalky/milky paints for the dresser & drinks rail as well, continuing with that country English feel.

Before:

  

I've really enjoyed making these leather handles and loops for various jobs. They are very easy to create and get better looking the more they're used. Also inexpensive - get leather scraps from your local fabric shop and make cuts with a simple blade & straight edge. Secure with brass screws or roofing nails.