Have you ever done a whitewashed floor? Was it plank flooring? I have a fun tutorial today showing how to do a Faux whitewashed floor, but not just a painted floor, it’s a faux plank, whitewashed floor. Have I confused you?
Many months ago I made a portable wall that is dual sided for staging my projects. When I did that wall, I also did a faux hardwood floor photo prop. Because I’m addicted to Pinterest, I see a lot of pretty pictures with whitewashed floors, so I thought it was time to make one. I bought the 8×4 ft piece of thin plywood at Home Depot months ago, but then the weather got hot and Miss Lulu Mae arrived, and I got distracted.
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Supplies you will need
- 8×4 ft 1/4” plywood ($12)
- Minwax Wood Finish Stain Marker (I used Ebony)
- Cheap chip brush
- Latex gloves
- Minwax Special Walnut
- Drywall T-square or long straight edge
- White Paint
I was fortunate enough to have everything on hand except the plywood. So this was a very inexpensive photo prop for me to make.
Step 1 Measure and mark your “planks”
Step 2 Using the drywall T-square, “score” your planks with a flat head screwdriver (this will give your floor a more realistic look)
Step 3 Stain your plywood using a very light coat of stain to bring out the wood grain. (You can sand it back a little if you get it too dark or heavy)
Step 4 Using the drywall T-square and the Minwax marker, make the lines to represent your planked flooring
Step 5 Water down your white paint and apply to your liking
Optional-You can apply more Minwax marker if your lines aren’t defined enough.
Step 6 Apply a generous coat of Polycrylic to protect the surface of your new whitewashed photo prop floor. I used a chip brush to do this.
I recently put a fresh coat of gray paint on the wall, you may have seen this vintage sewing cabinet in the post Vintage Sewing Cabinet Storage Cabinet.
The secret to photo staging furniture for blog posts!
And here’s the small vintage table I blogged about earlier in the month.
This is what was happening behind the scenes of the photo shoot.
That is a faux chair rail clamped in place to hold a faux black curtain.
I have since bought some curtain rod brackets and a pipe from Vendors’ Village in order to hang my curtain panels. These brackets simply slide onto the screws, so I can easily move them from the gray drywall side over to the white planked wall side.
Those of you who didn’t know I use a fake wall, fake floor and fake curtains, are you surprised? I don’t have the time and the energy to haul my pieces into the house for photo shoots.
I would love to hear how you solve these problems if you are a furniture flipper.