Painting Beams To Look Like Wood

This project was to paint some 'beam' areas in the home to look like wood.  The best way to talk about this job is to show it.   Here are two photos, a before and after.  This home sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, as you look out the back you see the sand dunes and clear beautiful waters of the Gulf.  I painted these beam areas to look somewhat like a driftwood effect.

It is sort of hard to see the beam in the next photo but the second one is after I painted it and looks great.  These beams got painted on all three sides of course.

Another beam area next.

I also painted the fireplace mantel the same way.