April 27, 2016

How To Make Faux Beams

I love rustic beams. I have been bugging suggesting to my husband that we put beams in our living room and family room for years. When I finally painted the existing beam in our living room, that was covered in drywall, to look like wood, he agreed that we could add some more details.

I wanted our beams to do this...

I didn't know what to call it so I showed a picture to my husband.

He never said a word. He just disappeared into the garage and I thought he was cleaning up from what we had just finished. When I went out to check on him, I found him making these!


He mitered the sides so that they fit together perfectly and so that they looked like solid beams.
He reinforced them.
And put the lid on them!
He then delivered them to me to be painted. I wanted to paint them so that they would match the faux wood treatment I'd already done in here.


We had already gotten boards that matched the width of the beam on the ceiling. He attached them to the wall...
using big bolts that we pre-painted black.
We did the same thing on the opposite wall - added a board down the wall and attached our faux beam. The black bolts tie in with the black gate hinges on the shutters.
Now I'm bugging  suggesting to him that we need another one on the other side of the room!
We've also recently added some wood trim to hallways and I hope to add some to the wall with the mirror. And I've almost gotten all of our doors painted and will show them to you soon!

You can see more pictures of this room on yesterday's post.

love and blessings~
"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."
Isaiah 54:11,12


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25 comments:

  1. It pays to have a handy husband doesn't it? LOL It all looks amazing! I'm so jealous of y'all's mad DIY skills!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! It does ~ he's a sweetie!

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  2. That looks so good! I'm trying to think where I would put beams in at my house! Not sure it would work with our space but I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! I laughed! Don't tell your husband that I 'inspired' a new job for him!

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  3. Outstanding...Love the beams. Looks great.

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  4. Wow...what a beautiful addition Lynda! He did a fabulous job, and your vision makes your room look amazingly great. I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Lidy! His honey-do list just never ends. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. :)

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  5. You and your husband make quite a team! Very nice.

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  6. Great job! I love this look, you did a fabulous job painting them too.
    Blessings, Candy

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  7. That really looks amazing. Painting them with the faux finish really added a lot to the look too.

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    1. I recently subscribed to your blog and I LOVE YOU AND YOUR HOUSE!!!

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    2. Thank you, Stacey and Katherine! You have blessed me! :)

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  8. I love it, This is such a fabulous makeover, and it's easy to see why it's one of your favs! krishna decors Dwarka

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  9. Gorgeous job! And your husband is a keeper, for sure. Do you have a post on the beautiful shutters/bifold doors on your big windows? I have a wall full of side by side windows in my living room and I'm bored w/my curtains and want to do something similar to yours, love it!

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    1. Thank you, Whitney! Yes, I do! http://gatesofcrystal.blogspot.com/2015/05/french-shutters.html

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  10. I saw where you are looking for different bar stools. What about these in the color Ivory? They would almost visually "disappear" making the area look more open and drawing attention to everything else. Plus easy to keep clean with little ones.

    http://www.homedecorators.com/p/garden-counter-stool/00/310/

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    1. Thank you, Mary! That was really thoughtful of you. Those are really cute and I will consider them!
      love and blessings~

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    2. You're welcome. I just realized I linked to counter chairs. They have bar height also. Not sure which you need.

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  11. One thing that's interesting about your house is that you could use your formal sitting room as a formal dining room if you wanted. Of course, everything looks great as is.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! You can't see it from this picture but right next to this room is our dining room. :)

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