I’ve been wanting for a long time a plank of plywood to use as a photo background. Not knowing we had it home stored somewhere. Duh. MY hubby kindly cut it off to fit the table. Now I have a background for my pictures. AND a background for birthday parties! YAY! I really like the distressed look for wood so I went to work on it a bit.
Here’s a small tutorial if you want to have one yourself.
First, since it was stored for a long time and it was used for a seeding table, I vacuumed it 🙂
then I paint a coat of white, roughly, without thinking too much.
That was the easy part ha.
white paint finish:
Then, I sanded it here and there (sorry no picture for this one!)
And I used some steel wool to give a grey finish a bit everywhere…
I really like the finished look! And I can ham a nail on it to hang my handbags! It will be so much easier to use than my rolling blind (that keeps falling off) 🙂
I started to use it to take pictures ….
It is much easier to edit with this back ground than a white toile and I think light is more diffuse too, less harsh.
I can put it standing up or lying down, and I think I’ll use the left over and do the same process so I’ll have both a back ground and a table top. I think pictures will look better than with white cardboard…
I’ll be using it for Julien’s birthday too, I’ll post some pictures soon!
P’tit résumé pour mon amie de la rue Brion! (hihi) donc une explication du procédé que j’ai utilisé pour vieillir une planche de Plywood afin d’avoir un fond pour mes photos. J’ai juste peinturé une couche de blanc vite, vite, sablé un peu partout et frotté avec une laine d’acier pour vieillir un peu plus! Ça fait cool hein??!