Mini Studio Makeover 2017

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Mini Studio Makeover 2017

Mini Studio Makeover 2017

The last time I did a studio makeover, it looked like THIS. studio make over donte tidwell los angeles-39 

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,

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and the ideas started to flow.  and I started noticed houses and pictures just looked way cooler with moulding walls (millworks)

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

Photographer unknown

Unknown photog found it on Tumblr

Now how hard could this be right? so below is a picture of it before now let’s get started

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Off to the store to fix these walls.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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

Photographer Peter Coulson

and NOT like this

Photographer Peter Coulson

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-)

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

Yes, that is 10ft pieces of moulding in my little car.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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).

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

Now let’s make some rectangles.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

That first one took about 20 mins I really wish I had the electric miter saw.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles 

The base board and the chair rail moulding was by far the easiest. first glue and then nail gun. 


studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

Lower rectangles in the making.
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

OOPS!

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

Finally done. just had to paint and add some caulking around the edges of the frames and I was done.

studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles
studio make over donte tidwell los angeles

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.



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Donte Tidwell Photography is a Los Angeles Photographer.

Donte Tidwell Photography specializes in boudoir, portrait, fashion and fine art pictures.  To see more work from Photographer Donte Tidwell, check out his website at  http://www.dontetidwell.com or visit the facebook http://www.facebook.com/dontetidwellphoto or instagram http://www.instagram.com/dontetidwell. Contact Photographer Donte Tidwell by email at info@dontetidwell.com

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Donte Tidwell Photography is a Los Angeles Photographer.

Donte Tidwell Photography specializes in boudoir, portrait, fashion and fine art pictures.  To see more work from Photographer Donte Tidwell, check out his website at  http://www.dontetidwell.com or visit the facebook http://www.facebook.com/dontetidwellphoto or instagram http://www.instagram.com/dontetidwell. Contact Photographer Donte Tidwell by email at info@dontetidwell.com

Los Angeles Boudoir Photography | Los Angeles Portrait Photography | Los Angeles Fashion Photographer

California | Los Angeles | Hollywood | Valencia | Burbank | Pasadena | Santa Barbra | Palmdale