My very first attempt at creating and publishing a course on Skillshare / Teachable and it involves my wife’s photography studio.  My wife needed a real-wood floordrop and backdrop in antique white and in stained wood to use for her family and newborn sessions, and of course with me being the person that I am, I decided to attempt to look up information online and build a reversible backdrop/floordrop that has both antique painted white paint and real-wood stain.

After several hours of creating this project, going to Home Depot to get 8′ x 4′ sheets of wood cut into sections, creating an antique white finish using vaseline and antique white paint, and trying to manage a feasible way to use hinges to make this floordrop/backdrop reversible, I now have an official course on Skillshare and Teachable with every step for doing so.  Everything you’ll need is described in the video and on the course page.  The final result allows one color to have a floordrop and backdrop but when reversed, the floordrop must be flipped to become the backdrop and the backdrop will be flipped to become the floordrop.  If you choose to build this project, I would suggest using 6′ sheets of wood rather than 8′ because you’ll find that it’s much easier to move around.  In our case, we have a photography studio and over 9′ ceilings so it happened to work out well for us with 8′ long boards.  One thing to keep in mind, you will need 2 people in order to flip the backdrop/floordrop if using 8′ boards.

If you need any help, have any questions, or would like for me to create another course for building photography projects (or web/mobile design projects), please send me an email or contact us today!

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