I am often asked how to easily and affordably create a painted finish with all of the depth, graininess and color contrast of real wood. Though many other tutorials might claim they will help you create that authentic appeal, I have created a finish that will give you the graininess you desire while keeping the depth of color you wish to expose.
Watch as I walk you through the cerused, or limed wax finish process step-by-step. With a very understated and elegant look, the cerused finish delightfully agrees with so many different decorating styles. Whether your style is anything from modern to rustic, this finish will make any room dance.
Here at Amy Howard, we believe that every piece of rescued furniture has a story to tell and we are sure to listen. The lines, materials, composition and year it was crafted must be taken into consideration when dreaming up the new look and purpose. If you stay in tune with the integrity of the item and allow it to inspire you, the restoration process can’t go wrong.
Perusing Craigslist, I was inundated with wide mahogany chests, resting on dumpy bun feet and pairs of chintzy nightstands boasting assembly line made shutter doors. The worst pieces are redeemable with some elbow grease and a good design plan, but I was looking for something inspiring, something with real potential for fabulous.