Creating a Backdrop for my Booth

Cleaning before painting.

I found these louvered doors recently at the ReStore for a few bucks and thought they would make a good foundation for the backdrop on one of the three walls that I have to work with.

A pair of louvered doors from the ReStore.

Before image of louvered doors from the ReStore.

But first the doors needed to be cleaned. I'm fairly certain no one reading this needs a photo of me cleaning the doors. However, I must point out this is an extremely rare photograph of me with manicured nails, ha ha!

Rare photograph of me with manicured nails, lol.

Back to the project at hand . . . I choose French Linen for a warm neutral color for the backdrop. For more versatility I decided to paint the other side in a mixture of Louis Blue and Paris Grey.

French Linen paint.

The louvers on the doors are fixed so I used the tip of my angled brush to paint the frame where it meets the wood louvered slats. I used the flat side of the brush to paint the front of the slats.

How to paint louvered doors.

I painted the perimeter of the louvered panels and then filled in the rest.

Painting louvered doors.

The first coat went on quickly and I painted the second door while the other dried. Both doors got a light second coat. I wasn't going for perfection and let a bit of the original white show through for a bit of dimension and a weathered effect. After the second coat was dried I flipped the doors over and painted the back side of the doors in the blue/grey color.

First coat of paint applied.

French Linen Side:

Louvered doors painted in French Linen.

I didn't have an s-hook handy to hang the wreath, so I just used a clothing hanger. I have a white wreath in the booth that will look great against the French Linen.

French Linen color for backdrop.

The original white shows through for a weathered effect.

Reverse Side (Louis Blue + Paris Grey):

Louvered doors painted in Louis Blue and Paris Grey.


  1. Very helpful! I too have a booth space that presents staging challenges.

    1. I'm glad you found the information helpful Sonya.


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