Ave Home: Colette Desk

By Kate Riley May 16, 2016

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.

 colette raw

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.

 gold and white colette desk


 colette desk flowers


BOTB 5.14.16

By Kate Riley May 14, 2016

Last night we hosted a birthday party at the local Irish pub for Matt with dozens of friends and family members showing up to share a pint, it was quite the crowd and a lot of fun! Today I’m taking pictures of this project to share with you next week.

I so enjoyed sitting down with my morning coffee and looking at all the One Room Challenge spaces today! To follow are a few personal favorites plus some inspiring DIY projects in the continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere series, enjoy!

master bedroom thouswell

master bedroom makeover: thou swell

 guest suite paper and co

guest suite: pencil and paper co.

 master bathroom simplified bee

master bathroom: simplified bee

 laundry room zhush

laundry room: the zhush


Learn how to install deck flooring over a concrete patio at the Home Depot blog.

 deck flooring concrete patio


Fill a window with greenery with these acrylic floating plant shelves featured on Design*Sponge.

 diy window shelves


Build an X motif arbor bench with Mindi at My Love 2 Create.

 x arbor bench


Make this midcentury inspired planter holder with instructions at HomeDit.

 mid century inspired plant holder


Make an alphabet pie crust with Handmade Charlotte.

 alphabet pie crust


Enjoy your weekend!