Swedish Sideboard Makeover

We love a good Swedish style piece of furniture. With clean lines, soft colors and an elegant simplicity, Swedish pieces work beautifully in almost any space. This sideboard from Ave Home was lovely to begin with, but the color wasn’t quite right for this dining room space, which belongs to our founder and CEO, Lisa Rickert. Read on for details on how she achieved this classic Swedish look.

Tools & Materials

The Jolie range offers plenty of neutrals for a Swedish inspired palette, but one of our favorites is Swedish Grey. Part of the Jolie Signature Neutrals collection, it was inspired by the finishes commonly found on 18th century Swedish Gustavian style pieces. It’s a soft greige color, not too warm, not too cool, and one of our most versatile neutrals.


Lisa started by applying two coats of Swedish Grey to the sideboard, allowing the paint to dry between coats. She then applied a mix of Swedish Grey and Gesso White to the carved details and trim using a dry brush technique, giving the piece a lighter look and feel. The piece was then sealed with Jolie Finishing Wax in Clear.

Let us know what you think in the comments below! And check out some of our resources for achieving a similar look:

The Dry Brushed Finish with Jolie Paint

Tips for Waxing Your Project

Get Your Materials

Recreate this look for your own space by using the Jolie products below. For our full collection, shop here.

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