Glazed Box Beamed Ceiling

My husband has a habit (he calls it a hobby) of purchasing homes downtown and restoring them.

The latest purchase had a beautiful box beam ceiling.  Someone had actually painted it a bright green!  Ugh.  (Sorry, no picture of it.)

Once it was painted white, the beams were lost in the white ceiling.  They looked terrible.  Nothing is worse than seeing layers of paint that has been added over the years.  In order to get rid of all those layers of paint, the beams would have required alot  of labor.  Instead, we decided to add some glaze to them.

Here they are finished.

The boring, white ceiling.

I applied a rich, brown glaze with a brush, being sure to get it into all the grooves and cracks.
I had to do a few back-bends in the process :-).

After brushing on the glaze, I took a rag (I use old t-shirts) and wiped some of the glaze off.

Here I am having a blast… it was so hot!

 Aged and chipped!

I love the results!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  1. This is absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job. I’ve been dreaming of a home with these types of boxed beams and now I’m drooling! Thank you for sharing and being an inspiration!

    Jen @ Noting Grace
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  2. Wow Mandy! You are quite an awesome team. Love the look of your ceiling! Thanks for the visit. xo

  3. These are unbelievable! Worth every minute of sweat.
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  4. So jealous of your ceiling! Its gorgeous! The glazing turned out FABULOUS! Great job!

  5. These turned out fabulous!!!! Love, Love, Love them. Awesome job! Found you from bloghop and now following!

  6. Yes, it looks great! Have fun blog partyin’. I know I am!

  7. Wow! Those beams look fabulous! I have some that are stained and I was toying with the idea of painting them, but can’t bring myself to do it. I love the glaze idea. It looks fantastic 🙂
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  8. Gorgeous! I bet your neck hurt after all that, but it was totally worth it!
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  9. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Beautiful! They add so much character to the room!

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