February 10, 2016

Faux Rustic Wood in our Living Room and Dining Room

Hi All!

Sorry to be gone for so long!  I have been writing a lot lately as well as working on our master bedroom.

I've scraped the popcorn off our ceilings in the master bedroom and I have the walls painted.  I'll give you all the details of that when the bedroom is done.  I still have several things to do and was held up waiting for a tool I needed.

So while I waited, I worked on a few small projects. I repainted the shutters in our living room and dining room.  If you remember, they were a French blue.
I also painted the trim above the windows and this support beam that goes across this room, making them look like old rustic wood.  I used two color of brown paint - a tan and a chocolate - and a nifty roller I got from Amazon that creates a wood grain.
I hadn't planned on taking pictures today but the sun came out for the first time in weeks and so I ran around quickly and got a few shots.  I didn't notice until I was done that I have some boards sitting in the window.  I'm planning on cutting some pieces and covering up the wide, white moulding between the windows.  They can't be painted. 


Here's a close-up of the paint treatment on the board over the dining room patio door.  It had been a white semi-gloss.

I first gave it a coat of tan with a brush, then brushed a chocolate brown over that going all in one direction giving it the look of wood grain.  I adjusted the amount of dark brown to get the color I wanted.  When it was dry, I rolled the wood grain paint roller in the dark brown and rolled it down the length of the board. You can see where the roller lifted the paint off in place and exposed the white underneath.  That actually caused it to look more realistic - like the board was salvage.

I did the same process with the overhead "beam."  This support beam is covered in dry wall.

I did the same two tones of paint on the shutters, leaving the blue to show in some areas.
I have always wanted rustic beams in our family room and living room.  For now, we have just one!
I'm in love with all my blue and white again and picked up a few new pieces at HomeGoods.  My daughter has decided she likes turquoise better than the blue and white so we've been trading some pieces.

I love the little bit of rustic feel this gives to our living room now.
That's my favorite thing about French Country - the mix between the elegant and the rustic.



Well, the wind and snow are howling outside.  I'm going to go work on my bedroom ceiling some more.  I hope you're having a wonderful day!

love and blessings~


"He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers." Psalm 104:4

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21 comments:

  1. Rustic Luxe :) I luv it!
    I will am looking forward to some Spring sprucing over here as well.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Hey Gee! We are far from Spring here - 16 degrees and a white out! I'm still telling myself to 'take advantage' of cold weather, stay indoors, and work on projects. ;) Hope you're doing well!
      love and blessings~

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  2. Such pretty and calm colors, Lynda. And no wonder you've been missing! Anybody brave enough to tackle a popcorn ceiling seems like they would be missing for quite a while. I bet that was/is a mess!
    Rita

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    1. Thanks, Rita! Don't tell anyone but it's been awful! lol I'm past the bad part but I have three more bedrooms and two hallways that have popcorn ceilings. We'll see if I try to tackle them. Hope you're doing well!
      love and blessings~

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  3. So beautiful! I love the look of the beams ... add such character to your already gorgeous home! I look forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thank you, Becca! My husband and I would love to have more. We'll see if we can work that out! ;) Thanks for visiting!
      love and blessings~

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  4. I'm in total awe of that beam you painted. I can't work above my head for long and I don't have patience to do something like that. Your room looks very cozy. We have three bedrooms to still get the popcorn ceilings off of. No one seems to want to start the job though!! I live in Traverse City, MI and we get lots of snow and are getting some right now. It's that time of the season so we expect it. Makes for a good time to catch up on the indoor stuff doesn't it!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! It is so hard to work above your head! I'm really finding that out with my popcorn ceilings. Did you know we live in Big Rapids? - about an hour and a half south of you? Our weather was wild yesterday, huh? Snow and wind and then sunshine and then snow and wind again. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!
      love and blessings~

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  5. That looks great! You did a wonderful job really does look like real wood. Beautiful room!
    Blessings, Candy

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  6. Everything is wonderful!I love the softness of everything you painted. It is all just lovely!
    Welcome again to TOHOT!

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  7. Lynda,
    You have accomplished that Rustic Luxe design, quite well, dear friend!
    I adored the blue shutters, but they look equally as stunning with your new paint treatment!
    Wish you could share some of your Snow!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat! It's been really cold here but looks like it will warm up later this week. I enjoy the snow for a short time - and that's about over! ;)
      Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Just gorgeous! You've truly transformed your house in the last year or so.

    Happy TOHOT!

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  9. Your faux treatment is amazing! It gives even more character to your beautiful room.
    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere

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    1. Thank you, Eilis! And thanks so much for visiting!

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  10. Such a great idea and it looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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