My husband and I recently moved, and I was able to take the entire 3rd floor bonus room as my office! The house was painted a lovely neutral grey before we moved in, which is right up my alley, but I began craving a little bit of variety for the background of my photos.
I considered wallpapering a wall, or adding a removable decal, but in the end I couldn’t bite the bullet and wasn’t able to find something that I was looking for.
And then I remembered that before I had neutral walls, I used to own large canvases to use at backdrops for product photography.
So I turned to Minted, of course, because I’ve been dying for a reason to use some fabric from their options. It took me nearly 2 days to finally decide on what I wanted to use.
I wanted it to have some purple, like my logo, and be a little bit busy but still soft on the eyes. I didn’t want anything too geometric because I knew I wouldn’t be able to line everything up *perfectly* and that would drive me nuts.
So I found this beautiful floral fabric and now that I have the backdrop made, I’m thrilled with it.
All you need is some fabric you love, a canvas, scissors, and a staple gun.
Begin stapling on one of the long sides, pulling taut.
Complete the opposite side next.
Finish the third side, and then as you are finishing the final side make sure you are pulling everything straight and tight. Leave the corners for last!
Fold the corners like you would when wrapping a gift. Staple these enough to make sure they are very secure!
And that’s all! Super simple. I like to use it as a background “wall” or even as a place I can lay products out on.
If you aren’t a blogger, this could be a great project for homemade art, or a backdrop for photos of your pet. The options are endless, and it’s just too easy to pass up.
It took away the commitment of wallpapering a wall, but still left me with an option to change up the background of my photos.