I dream of a super romantic bedroom to include a fabric draped ceiling. I don’t know why but I always wanted this in my bedroom. I once had mosquito netting around my bed and yes that was very romantic but it got in the way at times and made the romance fizzle if you know what I mean. LOL I had to eventually take it down. It looked oh so romantic though and I loved the feeling when I closed it all around the bed.
I checked the Internet several times over the years and directions to tent the ceiling were skimpy at best. I decided I would try my best to figure it out. I recently went searching for fabric and OMG the cheapest and most cost-effective I could find in the stores was sheer white fabric 100″ wide at 7.99 a yard. No way could I afford that. Then I happened upon this photo
And in the description she said she used septic tank liner fabric. hmmmm. I looked it up and the correct name of it is soil separator trench wrap. It is 36″ wide and you get 150 feet for $14.99 a ROLL or 30 cents a yard at Home Depot. (It costs a little more than that at Lowes) Now if I was a dude I would have had an erection at that price. LOL
Since I started writing this I read another article where you can use tulle for the same effect and I found it on the Internet for $9.95 for 40 yards (25 cents a yard!!) but the good thing about that is the roll is 54″ wide and it comes in colors. The choice breaks down to less draping with tulle, less expensive and not quite as sheer with septic fabric.Some of my guy readers are probably scratching their heads trying to figure out what tulle is. Okay maybe not just guys…
It is very sheer, soft and romantic!!!
For comparison sake this is how the soil separator fabric looks and it is also very sheer, soft and romantic. It is not quite as sheer as the tulle and for me that is a good thing.
I am just worried about either of them having the capability to cover this hot mess of a ceiling. Don’t even ask why I am not getting the ceiling replaced. One more day of labor and 8 sheets of sheet rock vs $30 for septic tank fabric. hmmmm let me seeeeeee
Oh and side note: I found out that people use this trench stuff for interfacing when sewing and that is so much cheaper than the real deal is in the store.
I searched and searched the Internet looking for instructions on how to put it up. Dead ends… My guess is to start in the center & work my way to the wall and tack it down with thin strip of wood. This fabric does not fray so there is no need to hem it. I would put it under the crown molding BUT that would make it permanent and of course one day I am going to get sick of it and want to take it down. So right now, while I wait for the bedroom to be sheet rocked, all I can do is study photos and then try my best to copy what I see and make it to my liking and pray to God it does not turn out to be a hot holy mess that y’all rag on behind my back..
To me this ceiling warrants a nice crystal chandelier. I have a fireplace in my bedroom and I think my draped ceiling centered by a crystal chandelier and a super soft fuzzy rug would set it off. I priced chandeliers and whoa, they are way out of my price range.
Chandeliers above cost $500 AND $399 respectively. I just went on eBay as per Chris’ recommendation and I was looking thru the photos of flush mount chandeliers and I saw this one and I said hmmm now I am willing to put this on my charge card. It is exquisite
Then I saw the price. $2,440. Uhhhh yeah, its staying on eBay as far as I am concerned. That’s not to say it is not worth the price but I am saying I can’t afford that.