Post # 1
I’m super frustrated with my search for a location right now. My fiancé and I are on a budget so that makes finding a venue for our reception hard enough as it is. But because we’re expecting guests from the USA, Iran, Belgium etc. to our wedding in Germany, we dont really wanna ask them to travel even further from our home to the venue and pay for expensive cabs etc. so we need to find someplace close by. To make matters worse, we live in a one-horse town so the options are extremely limited and everything in our price range (at second thought, even all the fancier places) look super frumpy. Today I was looking at a restaurant which offers amazing food at great prices and its super close to home and the church, but the interior decoration is just hideous!!! Flowery wallpaper, old wooden chairs and the ugliest floor you’ve ever seen…. My question is: are there any possibilities to make this room look any nicer? I was going for vintage decoration so it might be possible but I’m scared that it’ll cost a fortune. Oh, I forgot to mention the terrible floor to ceiling painting of the village on one wall. Any ideas how I might be able to cover that up without looking shabby?!? Any suggestions will be very appreciated!
This will probably give you an idea of how bad it is :/
Post # 3
Do you have any pics? or, a link to online pics of the restauarant?
Post # 4
Call me crazy, or maybe the pic doesn’t show enough detail, but I kind of like the way it looks.
Post # 5
That’s really not bad, I would say instead of going against the current design and trying to make it look like something else maybe incorporate it into your design? If you do dim lights and lots of candles anything comes out looking beautiful!
Our barn has one super ugly wall my solution (as prom inspired as it is) is to string christmas lights over it and cover it with gossamer. That might be an option for the painting.
Post # 6
I think most of your guests would happily choose a place with fabulous food over a place with fabulous decor.
I think the room will be fine. Do the curtains on the end wall close? If so, you could just close them to cover that painting. Or you could civer it up.
Depending on the size you need to cover up, it is possible to do so by cutting a piece of foamcore or thin veneer or lauan (it’s a thin plywood), just a tad larger than the opening.
You bend it up into an arc then pop it into place. It will usually stay in place by itself, if you are inserting into into a frame (like a picture). If it doesn’t you can tape it to the frame itself, or use poster putty.