At firstDIY WOOD BACKDROP
Since I started posting to Instagram, I wanted to find some new backgrounds for my images. I thought about vinyl backdrops, but I wanted something a little more sturdy. As usual, I was scouring Pinterest and found a food blogger that had created backdrops similar to these. Here is my attempt at a DIY Wood Backdrop!
Here are the supplies you will need:
- plank paneling (I purchased mine from Home Depot)
- accent paint colors
I actually made three backdrops from this one pack of planks. Just ask them to cut it down to the size you want and they will do it for you!
I chose three accent colors to put over the stain, to give them a distressed look.
The first thing we did (my husband did), is glue the pieces together and let fully dry. This glue works really well, because I didn’t even have to put support beams to hold them together. Although, I would suggest that step if you are moving these around quite a bit.
Make sure you wipe up any excess glue before it dries!
You can use a stain on this next part, but I decided to water down some brown paint. I just brushed a thin layer onto all of the backdrops.
After painting each panel…
wipe off any excess paint.
Here is what they looked like when I was finished. then, let them dry before putting on the distressed layer.
This dog is constantly judging me 🙂
You can play around with how you add the top layer of paint. I just dabbed it on and then moved quickly to blend it in.
This step just takes a light hand of paint and some patience. At first, I wasn’t loving the look while I was making the backdrops, but when they were finished, I was completely satisfied.
I ended up with one natural brown, a white distressed and a mint distressed board.
I hope you found this process helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!