DIY Reveal Wall

The Reveal Wall, where the surprises wait. Once upon a time, the walls in the studio had been painted a dusky yellow.  Then, someone (not me) painted over the yellow walls with a light blue paint.  Well, we all know that dusky yellow + light blue = a neutral gray.  How fortunate for me.

The Reveal Wall, where the surprises wait. Once upon a time, the walls in the studio had been painted a dusky yellow.  Then, someone (not me) painted over the yellow walls with a light blue paint.  Well, we all know that dusky yellow + light blue = a neutral gray.  How fortunate for me.

The Easy-Peasy Reveal Wall

You can find all manner of plans for building a reveal wall if you search the web.  Most of them involve nails, screws, two kinds of boards, ladders, saws, and all that other construction stuff.

By the time I reached this point in studio preparations, I was tired of ladders, saws, etc.  Plus, I knew that in the future, I would be doing my reveals on a big screen.  Hence, I didn't want to make the reveal wall semi-permanent; nor did I want to have to repair screw/nail holes in the walls when that time comes.

I had already decided to use heavy duty velcro (rated for 16 pounds) to attach my shelves to the wall.  Now I just needed to find the appropriate shelving.  Off to the big box hardware store...

The molding I selected for my reveal shelves.  Four pairs of the velcro are situated along the length of the molding.

The molding I selected for my reveal shelves.  Four pairs of the velcro are situated along the length of the molding.

Pre-primed molding is perfect for Reveal Shelving

I found this molding with a "lip" on it.  It was pre-primed in white so I did not have to do any more painting. (Whew!)  I purchased a piece 12 feet long and had the salesperson cut into three pieces of 4 feet.

The beauty of this system is I can move and reconfigure the shelves at will. 

The total cost of the molding plus velcro was just over $12.00.  Ahh, sweet relief to my wallet.

What DIY projects have you built?  Tell us about your experiences in the comments below or over on the Facebook page.