(Closed) decorating an ugly wall

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve been trying to find a way to cover up walls at my venue too. The only things I’ve come up with are crepe paper streamers and fabric draping.

Streamer example:

 have any bees done their own fabric draping at their venue? :  wedding Paperwall 798077

For me the streamers may be too tedious (lots of wall space…) but your wall doesn’t look too bad. I know I found a website that sells the streamers, but I can’t find it now. The website is posted somewhere on a Martha Stewart article.

Post # 5
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

you could make a ribbon curtain

Post # 6
389 posts
Helper bee

Go to your local retail discount house department store and find the cheapest panels you can find. Or better yet, ask your mom, grandmom or aunties if they have curtains with a rod pocket in their closets.  Very often people change their curtains by season.

Panels average at 50″-60″ wide, but in order to cover that hideous wall, you should get panels that have a nice design or texture or get a polyester fabric that is on the thicker side.  Very often the sheers can be doubled to mask what’s under neath if they are a lighter color, so keep sheers in mind as well (though I would use a color like blue instead of white).

 Attach them to fishing wire (insert wire into rod panel pocket) and thumbtack or staple.  Usually the average panel runs about $9.99, so you can get 3-4 panels for a full, finished look.  You could also use the curtains at home afterward.

Post # 7
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@millielue:  What did you decide to do with the rest of the room? I remember a previous post where you were asking for decor ideas. If you want to make this coverup a feature, you could do large, and I mean huge, paper flowers in your colors and use them to cover the map.

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I covered up an ugly wall using fabric and command hooks:


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