I worked on a super quick and easy project last week! I've been using white foam core board for multiple purposes when taking photos. I like it best as a reflector and as a vertical backdrop but wasn't really loving it as a flat surface since it lacks texture and often isn't a true white. To keep things inexpensive and portable, I bought a piece of oak wood at the hardware store - it's 2 ft x 2 ft and slightly less than 1/4 inch thick and was under $5. I then painted a single coat on one side of it with white acrylic craft paint using a sponge brush. Now I've got a reversible backdrop with a bit of texture which I really like.
Aren't the bowls the cutest? I spotted them at Anthropologie while shopping with my mom and had to grab a few. At $2.50 a piece and a ton of colors to choose from, it was hard not to buy them all!