Recently my husband brought home a bunch of doors used doors. He installed one to replace our bedroom door, and used another for the closet he built into our bedroom. I love incorporating doors into my decor, and there are several solid wood doors that we won’t need, so I decided to turn them into door backdrops. I’ll be able to use them in my house, but get double-duty from them as door backdrops for photos as well. This one is a little warped, so it could never be used as a door, so I was excited to get to play with it.
To get more mileage from it, I painted each side of the door differently. This side was painted with a soft green, called Upper Canada Green from Fusion Mineral Paint. Anything that I need to photograph that is white will look pretty in front of this color.
On the reverse side, I painted the door white, then painted the inset panels with chalkboard paint.
I may attach a shelf between the top and bottom panel, and add some hooks under the shelf, so it could be used in my bedroom as an extra shelf and spot to hang sweaters, etc., but still be useful as a photo backdrop.
I shot all of these photos in front of the plank wall in our bedroom. I love the new wall, but you can see from the photos that the lighting is terrible near it. There’s only one window on that side of the room. It’s a small window and that side of our house is shaded, so I’m hoping we can remove that window and install a larger one, and possibly install a tubular skylight as well. I crave sunlit rooms – especially during the winter, when there isn’t as much daylight. Hopefully, once we get all the walls finished and painted, it will help to brighten the room as well.
My husband is making good progress in our bedroom. He’s nearly finished with the floor, and is working on another section of plank wall right now, so hopefully I’ll be able to show you an update soon.
Have a great week, everyone!