Monday, January 9, 2012
A Little Dye
Back in October, I told you about the STEAL of a deal I got on parsons chairs that I found on Craigslist. I'm not a fan of the slipcovers, and the chairs themselves are pretty rough and need to be recovered, but I'm still saving up for the fabric.
In the meantime, I wanted to do something to the two of the six chairs that are normally in the living room. The requirements - I wanted some color and it had to be cheap. I decided that this was the perfect time to dye something. It's pretty inexpensive and if it didn't turn out like I wanted it wasn't a big deal. I have plans to eventually ditch the slipcovers.
I ended up going with Rit dye in Dark Teal, and followed the directions for the washing machine application. They results weren't great, but not terrible either. Just little splotchy in a few places. I also would like them better if the teal was deeper, but I think that could easily be achieved with an additional box of dye per chair (2 boxes total per chair). Now I just have to get to Hobby Lobby and get another box of dye so that I can do the other one. They only one had one the day that I was there.
Have you ever dyed anything? How did it turn out?
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