Decorating & Furniture/Wall covering


Hi Jennifer
We are leasing a house where at the entryway there is a huge wall with brick style pieces of 3x5 balsa wood nailed to it for design -from ceiling to floor.  Must be from the 70's because I've got to somehow cover that s**t up with something that will not harm the wall.
I was thinking about stapling a huge piece of decorative fabric. But that doesn't seem ideal for so many reasons.  Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you!! I appreciate any ideas.

Hi Jeanine,

Thanks for writing to me with your question.  

The simplest, easiest and most economical way to cover the wall is with fabric.  Rather than stapling, I would suggest that you add "rods" across the top and bottom and attach the fabric by stretching it between the two.  

By stretching the fabric, it will be taunt and not so obviously "covering" up someone else's taste.

Hope this helps.


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