Hello friends! Today I’m featuring a furniture shop that allows us DIYers and designers to personalize raw furniture with our own finishes. I was introduced to Ave Home and their collection of raw furniture and was excited to see their furniture in its raw state allows anyone to tailor it to their individual preference. This desk is the first of three pieces I’ll be finishing and featuring this year.
The first piece I was drawn to was the Colette Desk – I’ve needed a new desk for my office and this one with its classic French style appealed to me. It arrived via freight then I unpackaged it to get started on painting it.
When it arrived in its raw wood state I chose to paint it with a classic white and gold combination, keeping the surface and fluted legs white and gilding the egg and dart detail and also the hardware.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White (2 coats) then finished the surface with a coat of clear wax (I apply it with a rag then buff it).
For the gilding I used two products that work well, Liquid Leaf in ‘Brass’ for the egg and dart molding and Gold Leaf spray paint on the hardware.
I shopped my house for a more classic decor with which to style it, including paintings purchased on my European travels and a crystal lamp from my master bedroom.
I love that this desk is finished on all sides, including the back, not all desks offer this feature and it’s a welcome detail for when this piece finds its new home in my office because the back of the desk will face the entrance.
I chose white for my own home but I’d love to see this piece in a pale pastel pink with gold detail or a deep charcoal or glossy black.
This project brought to you in partnership with Ave Home, an online source for the DIYer or designer who seeks quality furniture pieces to personalize for their clients or their home. All opinions are my own.