Toadstoolpond
Toadstoolpond
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  • Brookfield, CT

Building a Faux Barn Wood Photo Backdrop


Nothing says more about your project than the quality of your photos. My custom wreaths needed a place to shine, so I set out to build my own backdrop. I knew I wanted something I could use indoors or outside, so I wanted it to be portable and easy to assemble. I knew I wanted something that looked like barnwood for that rustic backyard fence look!
woodworking faux barnwood photo backdrop, crafts, wreaths
I purchased large sections of unpainted waiscoting at Home Depot and used small finishing nails and strips of wood on the back to hold the sections together. I made two separate framed pieces, one for a base and one for a background so they could be used together for any product I want to showcase.
Once assembled, I rubbed on a coat of MinWax stain in Dark Walnut (shown in before side). When dry, I dry brushed very lightly over top with Annie Sloan Old White until I had the barn wood look I wanted.. Im thrilled with how it came out, now I have a great background for all weather and my wreaths can really shine.
woodworking faux barnwood photo backdrop, crafts, wreaths
woodworking faux barnwood photo backdrop, crafts, wreaths

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