One of the reasons I never post any videos with tutorials is that I had NO WHERE to film them. I had a really hard time recording a vlog without something interesting to look at behind me so I never did. A backdrop wall also comes in handy when doing Google+ hangouts on air, and any type of video conference call.
I decided to take a few things that I had around the house, add some paint, and create a video backdrop wall in my office. Now I must also say, my office is just an extra bedroom with all of my sewing machines, and crafting materials, nothing fancy. I ended up turning a plain white, drab wall into what I think turned out to be a super cute backdrop!
And to prove to you all that what I was working with was really, really plain, I took a BEFORE picture! Here is the blank wall in the spare room that I lovingly refer to as my “office” but my husband calls my “Bat Cave”…..
See? White walls, tan carpet, and an old beat up folding table that I have used and abused throughout the years! To start the makeover I covered the awful table with some fabric that I had laying around.
Once that was done I set out to decorate the wall. I wanted something that would show my brand so I took a piece of wood that I had in the garage, added a coat of Turquoise paint, and then painted “Adventures in Wunderland . com” with white acrylic paint. (all of these supplies I found in my garage, but plywood and wood scraps only cost a few dollars if you need to go out an purchase them).
Next, I added some bunting. I was able to make a quick No-Sew Bunting from a few fabric scraps and a roll of twine. You can easily use ribbon instead of twine, if that is what you have available. And all you need are a few scraps of fabric for the triangles.
You can find that tutorial here: http://adventuresinwunderland.com/2014/07/no-sew-bunting-tutorial/
And finally, I took three Ikea Spice Racks and spray painted them gold. Once they were dry I put them up along the bottom as shelves and added a few vases and jars to hold supplies like glue, paint brushes, pens, and scissors.
And there you have it! My DIY, budget friendly, video backdrop!