(Closed) HELP!! Opinions needed

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

First you have to convert 48 feet into inches- 576in

Then you figures a bolt of fabric is 45inches wide, so 45 into 576 is 12.8 so 13. Then you need about 13, 7(or X) foot long strips, so 13X7=91 feet for 1 short wall (31 yards) so 62 yards for the short walls…

Then 72 into inches- 864, 864/45 =19.2

You’ll need 20 7(or x) foot long strips, 140 feet or 47 yards, or 94 yards for both walls.

Total is 156 yards of fabric, assuming the fabric is 45 inches wide and the wall height is 7 feet and that’s just covering the walls flat, not looking “curtain-y”, which you’d have to double the yardage.

Ouch, I think I did that right…

Post # 4
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Okay……..the previous poster’s idea is pretty good too!!!

I’m assuming you want to cover the walls completely, so first you would need to get enough fabric. Since you want to cover all four walls, that would be 240 feet (80 yards), but I would get 255 feet (85 yards) to be sure. You can go to any fabric store and get sheer fabric.

The next thing you would need is to get PVC pipe from Lowe’s/Home Depot and some connectors to connect the pipe together.

You would need to do a little bit of sewing in that you would want the edge of your fabric to be similar to curtain fabric. So, just fold over about 3 inches of the fabric and sew the hem so that it creates a tunnel through the fabric. After this, you would funnel the fabric through the PVC pipe to cover your walls.

Let me know if you need more details.

HTH!!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not sure if you would want to use tulle. Tulle isn’t a very good draping fabric.

Do you want to cover the walls from ceiling to floor, or is 8 feet okay?

Post # 9
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

Tulle isn’t going to cover well, its stiff and very sheer :/

Even if the ceilings are 14  feet, you really only need to cover the brown walls, which are probably about 9 feet judging by the doors?

You first need to figure out how to attach the fabric, if you can nail or staple it up, that’s fine, but if not you’ll have to look into buying PVC as well, which while it’s inexpensive, it adds up! You’ll have to ask the church, most places are anti-hanging things. Also, are you planning on going in early and hanging the fabric yourself? It’s going to take a couple hours I’d guess. And if you have to hang it on the PVC, you need an extra 6 inches per panel at least to fold and sew for the PVC to go into. You’ll also need to double the length to get any kind of draping going on, so it’s not just a tight panel.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just an idea…my nieces sweet 16, walls weren’t the best.  She had a winter wonderland theme, so they ade snow flakes with craft sticks and then got irridescent snow like material from oriental Trading and gles some on the snow flakes (painted white first).  Using fishing string, we hung the snow flakes at different heights on the walls.  We also used icicle lights hanginging from top of wall, it looked beautiful!!  With dim lights and the icicle lights and snowflakes on  the walls, you didnt notie the walls at all.  With somthing like this, you could use simple tulle as a back drop on the walls.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is a lot of work to cover 3 walls with either flat or draped fabric.

Have you thought about  using uplighting to wash the walls with a color of your choice?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Or uplighting + white tulle would look nice I think!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@julies1949: I agree about the uplighting. This seems like a HUGE undertaking.

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