First item of business: finding the fabric backdrop. I dug through one of our linen drawers and pulled out some of the vintage sheets we used as tablecloths for our wedding. Because I never got around to hemming them to fit the tables (we just folded them to the right size), they are still the perfect size for a big backdrop.
Without further ado, here are my options (keep in mind they look darker in these photographs, and I will iron the ultimate winner):
So what do you think? Please leave your vote in the comments section!
Also, I'm trying to figure out how to secure it to wall. I thought about trying to mount a bar on the wall and then use grommets to make a sliding curtain like we did in our bathroom (ooh, we could have multiple options that people could slide around!). But attaching a bar to the wall seems like it will require lots of putty and paint to restore the wall to its original condition.
Then I thought about asking my neighbor, Michael, to help me build a frame for it to hang from.
And then I remembered that the most complicated problems usually have the simplest solutions: I'll just tack it to the wall with clear push pins. We already have some at home (gotta love all the stuff we have left over from teaching), and the impact on the wall will be minimal. Yes, it will leave tiny holes, but they won't be particularly noticeable at that height.