I’ve been wanting to “up the game” in my furniture staging. Since I don’t haul my pieces inside to take pictures, I’ve been looking for some new options like a faux hardwood floor photo prop. I saw a painted and stained floor on pinterest. However I didn’t really want to go to the trouble of painting my lines on the underlayment I purchased for under $12 at Home Depot.
Underlayment is for subflooring, and it’s sold in a 4×8 sheet. Eight feet was a little longer than I needed so I cut it to size.
After drawing the long lines east to west, I then drew the shorter lines north to south. The beauty about the Sharpie pen is it dried really quickly, and it was ready for stain in no time.
I used some Minwax Hickory Gel Stain , applying it with an old paint brush and then wiping off the excess with a rag.
You can see where I wiped off the gel stain I just applied.
After allowing the gel stain to dry, I applied some Minwax Semi Gloss Polycrylic with a foam applicator.
Hardwood Floor Photo Prop
Voila! here it is in use when I staged my dresser tv stand! I already had the stain and poly on hand, so the only thing I had to pay for was the underlayment and the Sharpie. So, I have a new faux hardwood floor photo prop for less than $20.
This is of course great for staging furniture pieces, but it could also be helpful for budding photographers.