Some of the greatest inventions are born from limitations. Lisa Masteller at C3 Church in Clayton, NC exemplifies that with this creative and extremely inexpensive stage design. Walking down the aisles of Home Depot with a budget of around $250 she struck upon this great idea.
Using 4′ x 4′ air vent grills she assembled this grid-based stage backdrop. Starting with a dark color, she spray painted the grills,then she faux-finished them with alternating colors that would compliment the on-screen visuals.
To mount this grid wall she had some guys fabricate a 36′ frame made from 2×2 boards. She then hung small chain on hooks from the frame and connected each grill. The columns of grills hung freely. (Unfortunately they turned a bit too because of the AC in the room.)
So there you go! Take this idea, make it yours, or go strolling through your local Lowes or Home Depot and come up with your own stage backdrop masterpiece.