Cheesecloth Romance

My romance with cheesecloth began years ago. Its see through mesh quality is lovely and I especially like using it as a window treatment. I wanted to share a quick and inexpensive way to create a romantic window treatment or room divider using cheesecloth.

A few weeks ago I created a room barrier with some white muslin. I got the effect I wanted in the space, but it looked a little blah. I wanted to keep the room airy and allow light to flow, but the stark white muslin wasn't working for me.

I remembered that I had about 24 yards of white cheesecloth and it was the perfect solution to my problem. I didn’t want to permanently attach the cheesecloth, so I attached the cheesecloth in rippling waves with straight pins.



This treatment softened the white muslin and gave it an ethereal feel. When I pull the panels back now, they look beautiful.

24 comments:

LiLi M. said...

This cheesecloth drapes are really gorgeous Nancy. I like to use this fabric too. I used it in the bedroom to cover the roomdivider, it's so fluffy and romantic!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That was the solution! Cheesecloth was used a great deal in our apartment in Beverly Mass. I don't think you saw that apartment. We were on an even tighter budget than we are now, but it sure was a pretty place. It is fun to see what we can create with what we have! Have a blessed weekend! Anita

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love the dreamy look!
Becky

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Nancy, that is such a wonderful idea! I love how it turned out for you.

Stephenie said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! Those drapes look amazing with the cheesecloth... You truly have such beautiful ideas...Just amazing...
Stephenie

Serendipit-Us said...

Nancy~ That is, not only gorgeous, but brilliant! Never, in my wildest imagination, would I have thought of using cheesecloth as part of my decor. You make it look/ sound so easy too. Thank you for sharing such a terrific idea!
~Kimberly~

starrynightimpressions said...

pure romance!!
I love it, :)
starrydeborah

The Victorian Parlor said...

Gorgeous! I never would have thought of that but it is so soft and romantic-you are so creative. Thanks for the great idea:)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!

Oh how lovely! I'm going to use some in our next place now that I see what you have done with it. Thanks for the inspiration! I can afford cheesecloth and straight pins LOL!

A big CONGRATS on being in Porch! You certainly deserve to be with your wonderful photography and the peace and rest you bring to all of us when we visit your site! I am so happy for you!

Hugs, sherry

Debi said...

Hi Nancy,
I love the cheescloth! I never thought of using it, but have the perfect project for it. Thank you for the great idea! I love the way yours came out, so soft!
Hugs,
Debi

lorhen82 said...

Very romantic look! I love sheer fabrics, and I never would have thought of using cheesecloth! ~Lori

June said...

Hi Nancy, Such a lovely idea. You have so many of them.
June

TattingChic said...

That cheesecloth does look romantic in it's own way, doesn't it!?!

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Janet said...

That looks so dreamy and romantic. I never thought about using cheesecloth like that! You are such a clever person. I always like your ideas.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh that is a perfect idea~ They are beautiful.
Bristol

Lori said...

HELLO!!! Nancy, i can't even believe how amazing this looks...what an utterly fabulous idea!!!

bluemuf said...

Oh My Nancy.... your cheese cloth draps are gorgeous.

Hugs karen

shiborigirl said...

You've managed to achieve real beauty in a way I wouldn't have expected. I need to hang out with you more! I think I'd see my world (and the stuff in it) differently...

Hugs,

Kate

Elyse said...

hi nancy,

now THAT is COOL!!! love the post title, too. :)

xo

Chatelaine said...

They look so elegant and romantic. I'll keep this idea in my head.

I need curtains in most of my rooms. My new condo only has blinds in the living room and bedroom. I hesitate to buy something because I keep changing my mind.

Rosemary said...

I love that look Nancy.
Cheesecloth is so great, and you can do so much with it.
I made my headless lady at Halloween using cheesecloth.
By the way I got my scissors that you mentioned. They are so great!!
Thanks for the tip.
Rosemary

LW said...

Very romantic....

I love the look....

Louise

Ikka said...

hi :)
I love to visit your blog,by you all is so subtil and beautifull ,like in fairy tales,thank you for shere it :)

Janny said...

Hello,
What a lovley things you make an dreally ebautiful paper shoes, so beautiful and original! Look at my Marie-Antoinette style paper roses!

Regards Janny(France)