Amazing Faux Rustic Wood Beams..
DIY Faux wood beams built with regular pine wood and refinished to look like reclaimed wood with natural stains.
Step by Step on how to achieve this great finishing!
After my husband built the faux wood beams, using (2) 10' x 10" x 1" for the sides and (1) 10' x 8" x 1" for the bottom, making a U shape beams. He built 3 for our dining room/living room area.
To start our process we are going to need stains in these colors:
A cup with water and a soft brush (Love the Cling-On Brushes by the way ;)
Let's start painting!!
Wet the tip of your brush with water and then with the color you want to start with (Don't use the white but until the end, bare with me and I'll show you when..)
Apply directly to your wood with long and fast brush strokes for the wood to absorb it.
Almost immediately wet the tip of your brush again and select another color, maybe the gray?
Without letting the colors dry, blend every color looking for a natural weathered look.
A little of black blended with some gray and a touch of brown ...
Don't forget to wet the tip of your brush before blending each color for an easier and more natural finishing.
After I finished with the (3) beams I went back, now with a dried paint to dry brush some of the UnicornSPiT White Ning to get the weathered look.
For this step,
Get a dry brush and apply the white paint in random areas blending it with the existing paint very well, again fast but this time short brush strokes.
About 20 minutes later the paint was dried and ready to get some sealer. I used Minwax Fast dry Polyurethane in satin finish.
Dining room area..
Hope you guys like my version of faux wood beams!
Maria A Revollo.
M&B Furniture Decor
- UnicornSPiT Stains (UnicornSPiT.com)
- Cling-On Brushes (3monkeysantiques.com)
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