Cerused wood is a decorative technique by which the wood grain is filled with a white nontoxic wax to create a contrast against the stain. This contrast evokes the Elizabethan look, but without the worry of white lead poisoning! This effect has been used by many designers to enhance kitchen cabinetry or furniture. It creates an incredible depth and a rustic elegance. Be ready to see cerused wood make an impact on 2017! Let’s take a look at some pieces that have that lime or whitewash finish and will surely add character to your home.
The“Tanshire” officedesk, made of select veneers and hardwTood solids features a vintage casual look with its light gray and brown finish. Although the contrast is not white, the wood grain is just as exposed in this piece. The beautiful cast hardware and the turned legs add a certain character and elegance to this piece. It’s the perfect addition to an office to create a refined look.
The“Velder” cocktailand end tables feature muted tones which maximize impact on the washed out finish. The open slat shelf below is fresh, functional and provides extra space for storage needs. All in all, these tables will act as statement pieces in your living room, despite their muted colors. The exposed wood grain will speak for itself.
The“Mestler” diningtable will surely enhance any dining room! Its beautiful whitewash finish is typical of a vintage casual style, as it is often associated to an aged look. If you’re looking for a piece to add character to your dining room, this is the one!
What makes this limed oak finish so appealing? A cerused wood finish highlights the contrast between the wood grain and remainder of the surface, creating quite the trendy look! This technique which was once used in the 1500’s by the French has reemerged and become one of the most desired home décor trends to hit 2017. What do you think?
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