The last time I did a studio makeover, it looked like THIS.
from this madness…
Back then I said this is a lot of work, I’ll never do this again.
But then I started to get bored and came across this picture,
and the ideas started to flow. and I started noticed houses and pictures just looked way cooler with moulding walls (millworks)
Now how hard could this be right? so below is a picture of it before now let’s get started
Off to the store to fix these walls.
One major thing to this project I had to start with a smooth wall. who would have thought doing drywall for years back in the day would have come in handy. I wanted a smooth wall like this
and NOT like this
Can’t stand that look.
Over the next few days, I spent bout an hour skimming and sanding the two walls still they were photo perfect. What I mean by photo perfect is that it had to be a like a Monet (perfect from far away but up close it has to be an A-)
Hard and messy part done. So back to the store to pick out my moulding. I must have been in that store looking at different ones for about an hour.
After all that work just using a hand saw and a plastic box, I kinda wish I would have bought one of these. I just didn’t want to spend $100.00+ on something when I could just spend $10 which just required a little more work.
Yes, that is 10ft pieces of moulding in my little car.
So now came the real fun part. The iPad came in handy with the thought process. I knew I wanted the inside if the frames to measure 24×36 (poster size).
Now let’s make some rectangles.
That first one took about 20 mins I really wish I had the electric miter saw.
The base board and the chair rail moulding was by far the easiest. first glue and then nail gun.
As much as I wanted to get rid of that light socket, I left it in cause there wasn’t one on that wall and it’s functional so I left it. It’s also an easy fix to edit out.
Lower rectangles in the making.
well, that first wall took about a half of a day. now on to the next one. The next wall went faster because I just had to make 3 20×30 rectangles, glue and pin them to the wall.
Finally done. just had to paint and add some caulking around the edges of the frames and I was done.
I had Jazz come over for a test shoot and I loved it.
While shopping at the store I had to get something extra for ANOTHER side project which was stiffening up my computer table by adding two more 2×4 pieces of wood and a coat of black paint.
Wanna shoot with me? it starts right HERE!
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