I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now but I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography. The same plain white, poster board background was starting to get a little old. Literally and figuratively. I had seen some of the concrete countertops other DIY bloggers have been posting. I love the polished industrial look but I doubt my mom would appreciate me pouring concrete on her counters, no matter how much HGTV I watch. I figured I could get similar results on a piece of wood that I could pull out whenever I wanted to take photos, but also store when not in use. A quick trip to the hardware store and a little help from Dad, and I have an awesome new photo background.
Piece of wood, Cement Mix, Cement Spreader, Xacto, Sandpaper
I originally wanted at least a 24″x 36″ piece of wood cut at Home Depot. It’s generally a good size for taking photos of different sized objects. I ended up finding a 28″ square of scrap wood. When I went to pay for it they said it had been used and I could have it for free! Seeing as how I was just going to cover it with concrete, I couldn’t refuse.