Browsing through Pinterest one day I was inspired to make a Vintage Wooden Backdrop to go with my new magnolia wreath (inspired by watching Fixer Upper…I LOVE them!) In only a few steps I had just what I envisioned. Stick around and see how simple it is.
- 1X4s (enough so you can make the size backdrop you need)
- measuring tape
- grey wood stain
- white chalk paint
- fine grit sandpaper
- hand saw and mitre box (or have the guy at Lowes or Home Depot cut your wood for you)
- metal connectors
- saw tooth picture hangers
- decide the dimension of your backdrop and cut your 1X4s to size (I knew I was hanging my wreath on it, so I went a bit bigger than my wreath)
- sand all edges of your wood cuts; they get ragged and you want rounded, softer edges so they don’t look so brand new
- stain your wood
- once your stain is dry, paint with chalk paint; two coats should do it!
- hand sand where you want the distressed look to show through
- align your wood slats the way you want it (I purposely chose some pretty beat up wood and I made sure to put those where the wreath would NOT cover up that charm)
- flip your wood over and screw each connector to the back of the wood so that your slats stay put together
- add your sawtooth picture hangers at the top – I put two hangers on my backdrop because it was a bit heavy and thought it would be safer with two
I used a finishing nail and used that to hang my wreath on the backdrop. I eyeballed the whole thing and hung the wreath with that plastic thing that holds the price tag (I never took the tag off because I knew it would work well to hang without me doing any extra work!)
See? Simple. Farmhouse. Vintage. YAASSSSSS.
love & cupcakes,