I haven't dyed in ages, but you need to check out this post: http://www.younghouselove.com/2011/06/a-four-color-process/
Yea! I was just going to post (like Pnsy3) that YHL just posted about dye-jobs.
Ooh yes! A nice ocean-y blue, perhaps?
I hope that you do it!!! I would love to see it.Maybe in the colors of the ombre Armour that you posted.
I used it to freshen up many a dingy white ikea slipcover. Only thing that's bugged me with dye is that I've never managed to get a nice, rich, espresso brown...usually just end up with medium brown.
I was just about to say, go check out YHL! I think ombre would be hard, but probably sooo worth it!
Oh definitely do it! It's not hard at all. I have never done it in the washing machine but I have in my stainless kitchen sink and had a great time. Check out www.ritdye.com and they even have tut's for ombre. Post some pics when you're done!
Young House Love just posted about this yesterday. Check it out.
I actually just took on a little dye project that went very bad before it went great. http://oneprojectatatime.blogspot.com/2011/05/59-curl-up-and-dye.html It was totally worth it though, and now that I have a little more practice I would definitely do it again!
I personally have not tried it, but my wom-mom co-author did with a thrift store dress and it worked GREAT! GO FOR IT!Loriwww.wom-mom.com
I recently helped a friend with her curtains - the second dye job I've done in my life, ever. And the first time was a pair of pjs!:http://www.yellowbrickhome.com/2011/03/29/how-not-to-dye-curtains/We didn't do well with all of our very highly calculated math (ha!), but in the end she liked it, so that's all that matters. I do think ombre curtains would be very pretty in that room!
Yah, no. I think I'm going to wait to see how you do with this before I venture out and try it myself. Good luck!
You've seen these curtains from Anthro, yes?http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=083293&catId=HOME-CURTAINS&pushId=HOME-CURTAINS&popId=HOME&navAction=top&navCount=24&color=046&isProduct=true&fromCategoryPage=true&isBigImage=true&templateType=templateC They are KILLING me with fabulousness. And also, price. I say go for it!
I really like the clean fresh look your room already has. I wouldn't dye them. :-/
I dyed my wedding dress crinoline for "something blue" and if that wasn't scary, I don't know what is! It was easy. I did the laundry machine method too (you can also do it in a bathtub). The dye went on easily and evenly, though it was a bit lighter than what the box of Rit-dye showed.I think ombre curtains would look great in that room!
I'm a chicken when it comes to dyed dyi. I'd buy a new comforter instead to add color.
do it! just make sure you hem your curtains to break 1/4" ABOVE your carpet as my experience with RIT is that it isn't so colorfast (i did pillows, and while they looked good, they left marks on my sofa).
Wouldn't it be cool to do a pretty real robins egg blue at the top and do the omber effect to a nice charcoal at the bottom. Dye usually works so long as the fabric is the same. For instance, coloring silk and cotton and poly-blend would all result in a different saturation.
I second/third/fourth the http://www.younghouselove.com/2011/06/a-four-color-process/ They have not led me astray yet.
would be very cool...mimic the canvas over the bed...if it's staying!
I dyed my crinoline for my wedding using RIT dye and it was the simplest thing ever. I think curtains would be even easier (since they aren't big and poofy). Make sure you pre-soak the curtains before adding them to the dye mixture in the washer--it helps keep the color even.
That gives me hope. Thanks for sharing!
Im going to mimic the style but Im kind of meh on the painting. I did it myself and it just didnt turn out the way I hoped. (But it was better than nothing so I hung it anyway)
YHL is always awesome.
Great point. I think Ill try the gray at the bottom. Didn't even think of that.
Good to know. I don't have carpet so it won't be a problem but kind of a bummer its not colorfast.
Im definitely getting a new comforter. Im just holding off until I figure out the rest of this space.
Thanks. Did it stain your bathtub at all. Mr. L is not too pleased with the idea of me using dye on anything valuable.
Thanks for the feedback Alandva. I see what you mean but it feels kind of blah in here.
Thanks. I didnt even think to check out the RitDye.com site. Great tutorial over there. Let's see if it really works :)
Great idea, I did see the slipcovers over at YHL. looks like a nice simple way to brighten things up. I would choose something lighter -that way you can re-do in a darker shade if you need to...once you go dark I cant imagine being able to alter them further
I used the washing machine but no, it didn't stain it. I ran an empty cycle with bleach though just to be sure.One thing I forgot to mention... to make sure the dye distributes evenly, mix the material around in the water soak every few minutes. I basically followed the directions on the rit-dye website and it worked well.
I haven't tried it but I'm buying cheap IKEA curtains to try it out. I keep seeing it, and I can't resist any longer!
Have you read this post over at Trouvais? I'm going to try the dyes she uses, rather than Rit. http://trouvais.com/2011/05/10/mouses-back/
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