This past weekend I enlisted the help of my husband to make me a new backdrop for my studio! I knew what I wanted but I needed his help to 'get it done'! My studio is pretty small so I needed something that had 2 different looks but didn't take up too much space. And also, was easy to switch out! So, here's my double sided wood backdrop!
You will need:
(10) 8ft wood slats and 6inches wide. I got mine at home depot and to be honest, they were more expensive than I thought they would be! We had the guys at Home Depot cut the 8ft pieces in half so I now had 20, 4ft pieces.
(1) Quart of white paint. I had them do a custom color match to my bone colored seamless, then chose 1 shade lighter. So it's more of an off white.
(1) Quart of dark wood stain. I chose a dark walnut.
Some paper towels or rags & paint brushes
Sand the edges of your planks. Mine were pretty splintered so my awesomely handsome husband sanded the edges for me:
Start staining the planks. You need to paint it on, wait a couple minutes and then wipe it off. It was messy and my awesomely handsome husband did it all while I took pictures.
Paint the other side of the planks your light color. My husband had a little helper for this job and it made the process go by much faster... or slower. Either way, it was cute and I took more pictures.
Wait for them to dry... line them up and proceed to take pictures! The planks are not connected in anyway. They're lying directly on the floor and I just push them together. So far I haven't had any issues with them coming apart. There's a curtain rod in front of the planks that are standing up. This prevents them from tipping forward. The whole process (besides over night drying) took about 3 hours and we had an extra set of little hands helping so overall it was a quick project.
My little helper wanted me to take his picture before I had everything set up!